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.

Bridge Conference Registrants: Within 12 hours of registering, participants will receive an email from Sched inviting you to create and/or log into your Sched account so you can create your personalized schedule and prepare to attend the event. Check out our Attendee Guidance Checklist for more info on "how" to show up to this virtual event.

This schedule was updated most recently on 10/20/20.
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Tiffany Gipson

California AfterSchool Network
Program Director, Quality Initiatives
Sacramento, CA
Tiffany Gipson is the Program Director for Equity and Quality Initiatives 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 Assistance Director for Higher Ground NDC, a social justice and educational non-profit that focused on sharing high quality afterschool and support services to schools and communities of color throughout Northern California. Leading up to her position with Higher Ground, she worked in varied capacities in the fields of education and social justice for 25 years. She has held every position from a classroom tutor then teacher, and counselor to Organizer, Program and Organization Director in the non-profit sector, specifically focusing on the importance of expanded learning and authentic community engagement as a core strategy in school and community transformation.
In conjunction with her work with Higher Ground, she has also facilitated and chaired several community-based social justice efforts that focused on impacting and interrupting the systems that prevent equity for all. She was the Chair of the Oakland Chapter of the NAACP, Youth Committee, Co-Chair of the African American Advisory Committee on Crime to the Oakland Police Department and the Co-Chair for The California Endowment’s, East Oakland Building Healthy Communities initiative. She also completed a 2-year After School Knowledge (ASK) Fellowship for the Soda Foundation specifically to share and build best practices for organizations to work with school systems to replicate high quality after school programs throughout diverse communities.
Her personal goal is to strengthen her community by doing the work that first empowers the individual. Being born and raised in Louisiana, food, frivolity, friends and family are important aspects of Tiffany’s life and help keep her grounded and invigorated to fight the fight that is high quality expanded learning opportunities for every child, every day. 
Personal Motto: Progress NOT Perfection
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