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Registration & Breakfast

9:30-10:00 AM
Room 142

Please arrive between 9:30-10:00 AM to register and enjoy breakfast.

Breakfast Assorted Bagels, Fruit, Coffee and Tea from Eon Cafe.

Opening Session

10:00-10:15 AM

LaShonda Taylor
R4 Director
Alameda County Office of Education

  • Reference this online program for resources and presentations.
  • Use the black buttons to ask questions to the presenters.  

Collaborating with Community Based Organizations

10:15-11:15 AM

Urban Strategies Council

Berkeley Youth Alternatives

Youth Employment Partnership

In this flipped panel, CBOs will share how they work with Community Colleges to provide essential support...and then, the Community College audience will share how they work with CBOs to do the same.

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Moment of Movement & break

11:15-11:30 AM

Debbie Jelincic
Parent Engagement
Alameda County Office of Education

Before you take a break, join us for a moment of movement.

Earning while learning: Making the Workforce Work

11:30-12:30 PM

Courtney Riley & Mark Butler,
Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Nancy Soto & Samantha Miller, Alameda County Workforce Development Board

As your students prepare for and enter the workforce, employers are demanding specific skills that will allow students to work in any industry with ease. Join a local workforce development board to learn how to help students earn in their future.

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12:30-1:15 PM

Box lunches provided by The Town Kitchen

The Town Kitchen is a community-driven food business.  They source, craft and deliver locally-sourced lunch through a community of growers, food makers, chefs and youth.

Connecting with K12: Celebrations and Struggles

1:15-2:30 PM

The K-12 system operates differently than the post-secondary level.  Our presenters will share how they navigate and build relationships to bridge high school to college and careers

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2:30-2:45 PM

Get Focused, Stay Focused from High School to College

2:45-3:45 PM

Skyler Barton, Counselor
Berkeley City College

Get Focused, Stay Focused is not only a career exploration curriculum, it is also a vehicle to elevate students to their highest potential by providing students with goal-setting techniques and other essential skills. Learn how this curriculum can help students thrive in high school, college, and beyond.

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Feedback & Closing Session

3:45-4:00 PM