sac-k-16_logo_new

Workgroups

To achieve its goals, the Collaborative has six workgroups comprised of expert practitioners from K-12 education, higher education, and industry. Workgroups meet monthly to strategize and operationalize the Collaborative’s goals.

Data Sharing

Initiative

Share data across regional education providers more effectively.

Workgroup Chairs

Betty Glyer-Culver

Director, Institutional Research, Los Rios Community College District

Shiva Pillai

Associate Director, Office of the President,  Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning,  California State University, Sacramento

Vision of Success

2023 Strategies

data

Research

Conduct research to more deeply understand the current data sharing landscape, including existing examples to learn from, opportunities to benefit students, and privacy risks.

Answer Key Structural Questions

Use research findings and conversations with institutional partners to answer key structural questions related to data ownership, system design, and data points to share.

Initial Prototyping

Prototype data sharing agreements and gather a list of data points to assess feasibility and collect feedback from institutional partners.

Structural Design

Design framework for a regional data-sharing system and secure agreements for participation.

Members

Jose Bodipo-Memba (Chair)

Chief Diversity Officer

Sacramento
Metropolitan
Utility District

Janiela Bolds
(Vice Chair)

Managing Director

Accenture

Rebecca Bocchicchio (designee for Willy Duncan)

Vice President of Instruction

Sierra College

Kerry Callahan

Superintendent

Western Placer Unified School District

Ron Carruth

Superintendent

El Dorado Union High School District

Jeff DeFranco

President

Lake Tahoe Community College District

Chet P. Hewitt

Board Chair

1300 Campaign

Brian Heller de Leon

Community Benefit/Community Health Manager

Kaiser Permanente

Renetta Garrison Tull (representing Gary S. May)

Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UC Davis

David W. Gordon

Superintendent

Sacramento County Office of Education

Cynthia Kirch

Vice President Human Resources

Dignity Health

Sonja Lolland (designee for James Houpis)

Vice President of Academics and Student Services

Yuba Community College District

Ed Mills (representing Robert S. Nelsen)

Vice President of Student Affairs

Sacramento State University

Elodia Ortega-Lampkin

Superintendent

Woodland Joint Unified School District

Francisco Reveles

Superintendent

Yuba County Office of Education

Gabe A. Ross (representing Brian King)

Chief Strategy and Communications Officer

Los Rios Community College District

Evan Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer

Valley Vision & Sacramento Regional CERF Collaborative

Anette Smith

Board Chair

Project Attain

Phillip Williams

Deputy Superintendent

Placer County Office of Education

Dual Enrollment

Initiative

Expand dual enrollment opportunities for students across the region’s education ecosystem.

Workgroup Chairs

Sean O’Neil

Director of Dual Enrollment, Los Rios Community College District

Lore Carillo

Director of College and Career Readiness, Woodland Joint Unified School District

Vision of Success

2023 Strategies

Research

Conduct research to more deeply understand the current regional dual enrollment landscape, including what is being offered, who is participating, what obstacles prevent students from accessing and succeeding in dual enrollment classes, and what best practices exist to support students in dual enrollment.

Dual Enrollment Toolkit for Educators

Develop and distribute a toolkit that draws on existing resources and shares best practices for K-12, community college, and university faculty and staff to support students in dual enrollment courses.

Structures for Collaboration

Draw on existing resources and practices to share suggested practices, structures, and materials and foster effective collaboration between K-12, community college, and university staff.

Members

Jose Bodipo-Memba (Chair)

Chief Diversity Officer

Sacramento
Metropolitan
Utility District

Janiela Bolds
(Vice Chair)

Managing Director

Accenture

Rebecca Bocchicchio (designee for Willy Duncan)

Vice President of Instruction

Sierra College

Kerry Callahan

Superintendent

Western Placer Unified School District

Ron Carruth

Superintendent

El Dorado Union High School District

Jeff DeFranco

President

Lake Tahoe Community College District

Chet P. Hewitt

Board Chair

1300 Campaign

Brian Heller de Leon

Community Benefit/Community Health Manager

Kaiser Permanente

Renetta Garrison Tull (representing Gary S. May)

Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UC Davis

David W. Gordon

Superintendent

Sacramento County Office of Education

Cynthia Kirch

Vice President Human Resources

Dignity Health

Sonja Lolland (designee for James Houpis)

Vice President of Academics and Student Services

Yuba Community College District

Ed Mills (representing Robert S. Nelsen)

Vice President of Student Affairs

Sacramento State University

Elodia Ortega-Lampkin

Superintendent

Woodland Joint Unified School District

Francisco Reveles

Superintendent

Yuba County Office of Education

Gabe A. Ross (representing Brian King)

Chief Strategy and Communications Officer

Los Rios Community College District

Evan Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer

Valley Vision & Sacramento Regional CERF Collaborative

Anette Smith

Board Chair

Project Attain

Phillip Williams

Deputy Superintendent

Placer County Office of Education

Priority Student Populations

Initiative

Support high priority student populations (students of color, low-income, first-generation, rural, and adult learners) across the region’s education ecosystem.

Workgroup Chairs

Ebony Lewis

Chief Strategy Officer, Vice Chancellor’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of California, Davis

Omar Field-Ridley

Director of Equity and Student Achievement, San Juan Unified School District

Vision of Success

2023 Strategies

Research

Conduct research to more deeply understand the current supports offered to, challenges facing students in, and promising practices to support priority student populations.

Racial Equity Assessment Tool

Support the 1300 Campaign in developing and deploying a racial equity assessment tool, and support partner institutions in its adoption.

Support Ecosystem

Cultivate an ecosystem that integrates high school and adult students into college and university pathways.

Collaborative Support

Support other K-16 Collaborative work groups in centering the needs of priority student populations using data-informed strategies.

Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Status

Identify where assistance is most needed and support regional colleges and universities in their efforts to achieve HSI status.

2023 Strategies

Tutoring (Sierra College)

Research

Conduct research to more deeply understand the current supports offered to, challenges facing students in, and promising practices to support priority student populations.

Racial Equity Assessment Tool

Support the 1300 Campaign in developing and deploying a racial equity assessment tool, and support partner institutions in its adoption.

Support Ecosystem

Cultivate an ecosystem that integrates high school and adult students into college and university pathways.

Collaborative Support

Support other K-16 Collaborative work groups in centering the needs of priority student populations using data-informed strategies.

Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Status

Identify where assistance is most needed and support regional colleges and universities in their efforts to achieve HSI status.

Members

Jose Bodipo-Memba (Chair)

Chief Diversity Officer

Sacramento
Metropolitan
Utility District

Janiela Bolds
(Vice Chair)

Managing Director

Accenture

Rebecca Bocchicchio (designee for Willy Duncan)

Vice President of Instruction

Sierra College

Kerry Callahan

Superintendent

Western Placer Unified School District

Ron Carruth

Superintendent

El Dorado Union High School District

Jeff DeFranco

President

Lake Tahoe Community College District

Chet P. Hewitt

Board Chair

1300 Campaign

Brian Heller de Leon

Community Benefit/Community Health Manager

Kaiser Permanente

Renetta Garrison Tull (representing Gary S. May)

Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UC Davis

David W. Gordon

Superintendent

Sacramento County Office of Education

Cynthia Kirch

Vice President Human Resources

Dignity Health

Sonja Lolland (designee for James Houpis)

Vice President of Academics and Student Services

Yuba Community College District

Ed Mills (representing Robert S. Nelsen)

Vice President of Student Affairs

Sacramento State University

Elodia Ortega-Lampkin

Superintendent

Woodland Joint Unified School District

Francisco Reveles

Superintendent

Yuba County Office of Education

Gabe A. Ross (representing Brian King)

Chief Strategy and Communications Officer

Los Rios Community College District

Evan Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer

Valley Vision & Sacramento Regional CERF Collaborative

Anette Smith

Board Chair

Project Attain

Phillip Williams

Deputy Superintendent

Placer County Office of Education

Transfer Pathways

Initiative

Expand transfer pathways to create more seamless transitions for students between institutions.

Workgroup Chairs

Ali Bissonnette

Chief of Staff for Strategic Initiatives, Lake Tahoe Community College

Sue Hubbard

Director of College and Career Connections, Elk Grove Unified School District

Bill Macriss

Associate Vice President/Chief of Strategic Partnerships
California State University, Sacramento

Vision of Success

2023 Strategies

52438616183_ccfe6856df_o

Research

Conduct research to better understand the current transfer pathways landscape, what is being offered, who is participating, and what obstacles prevent students from accessing and succeeding in transferring.

Regional Approach
to Transfer

Coordinate activities and communications across institutions to foster a clear and consistent experience for students to learn about and pursue transfer between institutions.

Student-facing Communications

Develop data-informed, tailored communications to increase student and staff understanding of transfer requirements and their ability to navigate the transfer process.

Members

Jose Bodipo-Memba (Chair)

Chief Diversity Officer

Sacramento
Metropolitan
Utility District

Janiela Bolds
(Vice Chair)

Managing Director

Accenture

Rebecca Bocchicchio (designee for Willy Duncan)

Vice President of Instruction

Sierra College

Kerry Callahan

Superintendent

Western Placer Unified School District

Ron Carruth

Superintendent

El Dorado Union High School District

Jeff DeFranco

President

Lake Tahoe Community College District

Chet P. Hewitt

Board Chair

1300 Campaign

Brian Heller de Leon

Community Benefit/Community Health Manager

Kaiser Permanente

Renetta Garrison Tull (representing Gary S. May)

Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UC Davis

David W. Gordon

Superintendent

Sacramento County Office of Education

Cynthia Kirch

Vice President Human Resources

Dignity Health

Sonja Lolland (designee for James Houpis)

Vice President of Academics and Student Services

Yuba Community College District

Ed Mills (representing Robert S. Nelsen)

Vice President of Student Affairs

Sacramento State University

Elodia Ortega-Lampkin

Superintendent

Woodland Joint Unified School District

Francisco Reveles

Superintendent

Yuba County Office of Education

Gabe A. Ross (representing Brian King)

Chief Strategy and Communications Officer

Los Rios Community College District

Evan Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer

Valley Vision & Sacramento Regional CERF Collaborative

Anette Smith

Board Chair

Project Attain

Phillip Williams

Deputy Superintendent

Placer County Office of Education

Engineering and Computing Pathways

Initiative

Expand education pathways into engineering and computing.

Workgroup Chairs

Kevan Shafizadeh

Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, California State University, Sacramento

Scott Stevenson

Management Consultant Public Services, West, Accenture

Vision of Success

2023 Strategies

52508821861_b5fea3a007_o

Research

Conduct research to better understand the current engineering and computing pathways landscape, what is being offered, who is participating, and what obstacles prevent students from accessing and succeeding in engineering and computing pathways.

Awareness

Increase awareness of existing pathways.

Support

Increase access to available supports for students currently in pathways, including balancing academic and work/financial needs.

Scope New Pathway

Scope opportunities to efficiently develop (at least) one additional engineering/computing pathway with a focus on connecting existing courses.

Employer Engagement

Deepen employer engagement by creating a cohesive roster of employer partners and identifying opportunities for employers to engage with students in pathways.

Career Path Awareness

Increase understanding among students of potential career paths through educational and employment opportunities within pathways, particularly by connecting students with work-based learning opportunities.

2023 Strategies

960412

Research

Conduct research to better understand the current engineering and computing pathways landscape, what is being offered, who is participating, and what obstacles prevent students from accessing and succeeding in engineering and computing pathways.

Awareness

Increase awareness of existing pathways.

Support

Increase access to available supports for students currently in pathways, including balancing academic and work/financial needs.

Scope New Pathway

Scope opportunities to efficiently develop (at least) one additional engineering/computing pathway with a focus on connecting existing courses.

Employer Engagement

Deepen employer engagement by creating a cohesive roster of employer partners and identifying opportunities for employers to engage with students in pathways.

Career Path Awareness

Increase understanding among students of potential career paths through educational and employment opportunities within pathways, particularly by connecting students with work-based learning opportunities.

Members

Jose Bodipo-Memba (Chair)

Chief Diversity Officer

Sacramento
Metropolitan
Utility District

Janiela Bolds
(Vice Chair)

Managing Director

Accenture

Rebecca Bocchicchio (designee for Willy Duncan)

Vice President of Instruction

Sierra College

Kerry Callahan

Superintendent

Western Placer Unified School District

Ron Carruth

Superintendent

El Dorado Union High School District

Jeff DeFranco

President

Lake Tahoe Community College District

Chet P. Hewitt

Board Chair

1300 Campaign

Brian Heller de Leon

Community Benefit/Community Health Manager

Kaiser Permanente

Renetta Garrison Tull (representing Gary S. May)

Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UC Davis

David W. Gordon

Superintendent

Sacramento County Office of Education

Cynthia Kirch

Vice President Human Resources

Dignity Health

Sonja Lolland (designee for James Houpis)

Vice President of Academics and Student Services

Yuba Community College District

Ed Mills (representing Robert S. Nelsen)

Vice President of Student Affairs

Sacramento State University

Elodia Ortega-Lampkin

Superintendent

Woodland Joint Unified School District

Francisco Reveles

Superintendent

Yuba County Office of Education

Gabe A. Ross (representing Brian King)

Chief Strategy and Communications Officer

Los Rios Community College District

Evan Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer

Valley Vision & Sacramento Regional CERF Collaborative

Anette Smith

Board Chair

Project Attain

Phillip Williams

Deputy Superintendent

Placer County Office of Education

Healthcare Pathways

Initiative

Expand education pathways into healthcare.

Workgroup Chairs

Beth Broome

Senior Advisor to the Provost for STEM Strategy,  University of California, Davis

Hannah Schwartz

Program Director/Faculty/Department Chair, Allied Health, Sierra College

Vision of Success

2023 Strategies

Nursing (Los Rios)

Research

Conduct research to better understand the current healthcare pathway landscape, including what is being offered, who is participating, and what obstacles prevent students from accessing and succeeding in healthcare pathways.

Student Exposure

Expose students to opportunities within healthcare fields including career options, existing pathways, work-based learning opportunities, and existing supports.

Diverse Representation

Foster diverse representation from the healthcare field through guest speakers and presenters in high schools and community colleges.

Warm Handoffs and Offramps

Codify and expand best practices to ensure warm handoffs between institutions and programs, as well as support for students during their offramp from healthcare pathways.

Members

Jose Bodipo-Memba (Chair)

Chief Diversity Officer

Sacramento
Metropolitan
Utility District

Janiela Bolds
(Vice Chair)

Managing Director

Accenture

Rebecca Bocchicchio (designee for Willy Duncan)

Vice President of Instruction

Sierra College

Kerry Callahan

Superintendent

Western Placer Unified School District

Ron Carruth

Superintendent

El Dorado Union High School District

Jeff DeFranco

President

Lake Tahoe Community College District

Chet P. Hewitt

Board Chair

1300 Campaign

Brian Heller de Leon

Community Benefit/Community Health Manager

Kaiser Permanente

Renetta Garrison Tull (representing Gary S. May)

Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UC Davis

David W. Gordon

Superintendent

Sacramento County Office of Education

Cynthia Kirch

Vice President Human Resources

Dignity Health

Sonja Lolland (designee for James Houpis)

Vice President of Academics and Student Services

Yuba Community College District

Ed Mills (representing Robert S. Nelsen)

Vice President of Student Affairs

Sacramento State University

Elodia Ortega-Lampkin

Superintendent

Woodland Joint Unified School District

Francisco Reveles

Superintendent

Yuba County Office of Education

Gabe A. Ross (representing Brian King)

Chief Strategy and Communications Officer

Los Rios Community College District

Evan Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer

Valley Vision & Sacramento Regional CERF Collaborative

Anette Smith

Board Chair

Project Attain

Phillip Williams

Deputy Superintendent

Placer County Office of Education