School’s Out Washington’s annual Bridge Conference is a multi-day regional convening focused on exploring, celebrating, and influencing our collective field(s) through the act of solidarity and unified learning. Expanded learning professionals, community organizers, school district representatives, funders, policymakers, and systems leaders gather to engage with a diverse range of knowledge, people, and perspectives; identify the ways that racial inequities impact youth, expanded learning opportunities, and educational outcomes; experience a sense of belonging to nourish social connection and professional networking; learn how to implement tangible practices that promote an equitable expanded learning opportunity ecosystem; and strive to recognize power dynamics throughout programs and systems and begin to strategize how to co-create stronger partnerships across sectors. Join us at the 2020 Bridge Conference from Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30, 2020. 

2020 Bridge ConferenceThe Seeds We Sow, emphasizes intention in the act of reimagination. Only together, as a collective, will we solidify a new foundation that intertwines our cultures, values, and leadership to nourish all our young people’s excellence and right to thrive.

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Thursday, October 29 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Radical Collaboration: Integrating SEL & Equity Driven Practices at Scale

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California has a unique ecosystem of support for its 4,500 expanded learning programs. Five statewide intermediaries were catalyzed into collaborative action by the California Department of Education and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation in 2015 to promote SEL and quality programming across CA. Over the last year and a half, the nation and our field has been calling for the inclusion of equity in SEL. Both the CDE and the Bechtel Foundation heard and responded to the call. Our collaborative also responded. We understood that we needed to answer with one collective voice, with integrity and that would take time. Join us to learn (as we are learning!) about how our 5 separate organizations are moving from shared commitment to radical collaboration. A collaboration that puts equity at the heart of quality.

This session is part of the Systems Leader Cohort pathway.


Alexis Llamas

Associate Program Officer, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Rebecca Goldberg

Senior Program Officer, S.D. Bechtel Foundation
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Tiffany Gipson

Director, Equity and Quality, California AfterSchool Network
Tiffany Gipson is the Director of Equity and Quality with the California AfterSchool Network (CAN). She started with CAN as a member of the Leadership Team and quickly transitioned to a staff position in August 2017. Before becoming a part of the CAN Team, Tiffany was the Technical... Read More →

Zakir McKenzie Parpia

Director of Programs, California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC)
Zakir McKenzie Parpia (Zak) found his way to youth development via youth athletics. He is passionate about supporting and developing high quality youth development professionals and programs. As the Director of Programs at CalSAC, Zak works on Leadership programming, the CalSAC Trainer... Read More →

Stacey Daraio

Co-Director, Temescal Associates/HKL Foundation
Opening up spaces where multiple perspectives, divergent points of view and orientations are supported and encouraged are just a few of the reasons Stacey stays motivated to work in youth development. Of the many roles she has inhabited: organizational leader; program developer and... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2020 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Zoom- Meeting