April 20, 2023

NCCPC’s 3rd Annual All Member Meeting

About the Event

NCCPC staff and members connect once every year to celebrate each other and the network, to acknowledge our achievements in the current fiscal year, reconnect on our shared vision for the future, and share upcoming activities and opportunities which include how to get resources to support your organization and how to contribute and get involved.

Members, partners, and special guests also connected for Happy Hour at Mission Rock Resort in San Francisco!

Event Highlights

  • Over 70 members, partners, allies, and special guests attended the Zoom and in-person events.
  • We celebrated NCCPC’s milestones in FY23 including, but not limited to:
    • Launching NCCPC’s 3-year Policy Agenda
    • Continuing our advocacy around scholarship displacement with AB 288 Know Your Rights Toolkits for Students, Providers, and Campuses
  • Members shared what they’re proud of, joined breakouts to gather around our four pillars, and recommitted to their memberships, partnerships, and collaborations.
  • California’s Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday shared information about the California Volunteers and their programs.

Keynote speaker

Josh Fryday
Chief Service Officer, California Volunteers, Office of the Governor

Josh Fryday serves as California’s Chief Service Officer within the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom to lead service, volunteer, and civic engagement efforts throughout California. 

As a member of the Governor’s Cabinet, Fryday leads California Volunteers, Office of the Governor. He led the COVID-19 Task Force to support food insecure communities and food banks across the state. Since appointed, California Volunteers has launched the nation’s first statewide Climate Action Corps, #CaliforniansForAll volunteer initiative, a statewide Neighbor-to-Neighbor campaign, the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps to help thousands of Californians who commit to serving for a year pay for college, and #CaliforniansForAll Youth Jobs Corps, a program to employ underserved youth across the state in critical issue areas. 

Fryday is the former Mayor of Novato, his hometown. He also served as President of Golden State Opportunity (GSO), leading the expansion and implementation of the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). Prior to GSO, he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for NextGen Climate, a leading national organization focused on climate change.

Fryday served in the military as an Officer in the United States Navy (‘09-‘13) as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). Fryday received his law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law. 

He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Demos, a national think-tank focused on issues of economic, racial and political inequality, and is a founding Board Member of Amazon Frontlines, a leading organization to protect indigenous communities and territories in the Amazon. He is married to Mollye Fryday, an educator, and they have three energetic young boys, Shay, Calvin and Tam.

Committee Leadership

Steering Committee

Chair – David Silver

  • California Volunteers Fund
  • Director of Workforce

Vice Chair – Janae Aptaker

  • Blue Shield of California
  • University & Early Career Partnerships Manager 

Campus Partnerships Committee Co-Chairs

Allyson Takara 

  • KIPP Public School Northern CA
  • Director of KIPP Forward

Katherine Zepeda 

  • Beyond 12
  • Chief of Staff to the CEO

Policy Committee

Dr. Christopher Nellum 

  • The Education Trust – West
  • Deputy Director, Research and Policy

Parshan Khosravi

  • uAspire
  • CA Policy Director

Workforce Committee

Kaitlyn Endo 

  • Students Rising Above
  • Career Development Manager

Katelyn Linder 

  • San Jose Aspires
  • Literacy Program Specialist

Communities of Practice Committee Co-Chairs

John Tamrat 

  • Moneythink
  • Partner Success Manager

Rose Allen

  • Students Rising Above
  • Senior Manager of College Success

Confirmed attendees

  • #OaklandUndivided
  • 10,000 Degrees
  • AAUW San Jose
  • Beyond 12
  • Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley
  • Blue Shield of California
  • California State University
  • California Volunteers
  • California Volunteers Fund
  • Capital Group
  • CCC Chancellor’s Office
  • Central Valley Scholars
  • City of Hayward
  • City of Oakland
  • City of Sacramento – Mayor Steinberg’s Office
  • City of San Francisco – Office of Financial Empowerment
  • City of San Francisco – Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families
  • City of San Jose – Councilmember David Cohen’s Office (D4)
  • College Campaign
  • College Promise
  • Council for a Strong America
  • East Bay Cal-SOAP Consortium
  • East Side Education Foundation
  • ECMC
  • Excite Credit Union
  • Foundation for a College Education
  • FutureMap
  • Gap Inc.
  • Global Educational Health & Safety
  • Go Public Schools
  • Hayward Promise Neighborhoods, Cal State East Bay
  • iMentor
  • Improve Your Tomorrow
  • KIPP Northern California
  • LNC Consulting
  • Making Waves
  • MoneyThink
  • OneGoal Bay Area
  • Pivotal
  • Richmond Promise
  • Sacramento Unified
  • San Jose Public Library
  • San Mateo County Office Education
  • Stockton Scholars
  • Students Rising Above
  • The NROC Project
  • The Peninsula College Fund
  • The Village Method
  • uAspire
  • UC Merced

A Word From the Attendees

“I’m so pumped I can’t handle it. When we started this back in November 2019 at PromiseNet with Dr. Kanter, there were 11 of us serving 25,000 students now we are over 40 members serving over 150,000 students!”

David Silver, CA Volunteers

“Hello! David O’Brien here, Vice Chancellor for Government Relations with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. We are proud Advisory Council members and excited to keep working with NCCPC on advancing innovative policies to support students!”

David O’Brien, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

“It’s definitely inspirational to see how far and fast things can go with greater attention to collective action. There’s so much work happening in silos and where orgs compete for seemingly limited dollars instead of seeing how to build synergy. Incredible work, NCCPC!”

Ahrash Bissell, The NROC Project

“We love our members!!!!”

Katherine Zepeda

“I want to add to the chorus of accolades in the chat “To the incredible work and leadership of Mer and really everyone at the coalition.

From the governor’s office perspective, we see the impact that you have, not just in the individual student lives, and their families’ lives.

You are changing policy, changing entire communities, most importantly changing culture.

You’re changing the way our state thinks how we can do this better, how we can serve more people, how we can make sure this is a state that is California for all. “

Josh Fryday, California Volunteers

“Thank you so much for this. Great information and really happy to be a part of this fantastic coalition.”

Cara Magliaro, PCF Community Outreach and Engagement

“Terrific subcommittee leaders!”

Martha Kanter

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