Diego Arancibia, Interim Director, ASAP Connect

Darius Simpson, Poet-Activist & Political Science Major Eastern Michigan University

Michael Funk, Director, After School Division
, California Department of Education

Laura Rasmussen Foster
, Program Director of Adult Education Studies, RTI International

Alex Taghavian, Vice President, Linked Learning Alliance

Regie Stites, Senior Researcher, SRI International

Jenny Nagaoka, Deputy Director, University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research

David Militzer, Education Programs Specialist 21st Century Learning; and Middle Grades Career and College Transitions Division, California Department of Education

Ed Center, Consultant and Former Vice President of Education, United Way of the Bay Area


Stacey Daraio, Co-Director, Temescal Associates and the LIAS Project

Narce Guinto, Youth Leader, Alternatives in Action

Gemikia Henderson, Youth Leader, RYSE Center

Tommy E. Brewer II, Jr., General Manager, LA-North West Covina Region, THINK Together

Bill Fennessy, Director of Community Engagement, THINK Together

Camille Farrington, Senior Research Associate, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research

Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences, UCLA

Jose Quintero, Youth Leader, Change Agents Productions

Stephanie Maceda, Youth Leader, THINK Together

Gil Castellon, Youth Leader, A World Fit for Kids!


Diego Arancibia, Interim Director, ASAP Connect

Michael Funk
, Director of the After School Division, California Department of Education

Eduardo Briceño, CEO, Mindset Works

Margaret Bridges, Developmental Psychologist and Researcher, Institute of Human Development at the University of California at Berkeley

Peter Brunn, Director of Professional Development, Developmental Studies Center (DSC)

Blanca Burciaga, Youth Presenter

Kathleen Cushman, Co-founder, What Kids Can Do (WKCD)

Elise Cutini, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Children’s Fund (SVCF)

Stacey Daraio, Co-Director, Temescal Associates

James S. Dierke, Executive Vice President, American Federation of School Administrators, AFL-CIO, and Former President of the United Administrators of San Francisco

Shawn Ginwright, Associate Professor of Education & Africana Studies, San Francisco State University

Benjamin (Ben) Gonzalez, Jr., Youth Presenter

Allison Haynes, Administrator of Pupil and Administrative Services, Riverside County Office of Education

Lynn Johnson, Co-Founder & CEO, Glitter & Razz Productions

Allison Kenny, Co-Founder of Glitter & Razz Productions and Director of Go Girls!

Jerry Kwame Williams,  Co-Facilitator; Drummer; Storyteller at Alchemy, Inc.

Susan Mernit, CEO, Center for Media Change

Corey Newhouse, Founder & Principal, Public Profit

Gil Noam, Ed. D., Ph.D., Founder and Director of Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency (PEAR), Harvard University

Damon Packwood, Program Manager, Hack the Hood

Carissa Romero, Associate Director, Project for Education That Scales (PERTS), Stanford University

Jackie Shonerd, Region 4 Afterschool Program Coordinator, Alameda County Office of Education

Femi Vance, Ph.D., Research Associate at Public Profit

Saleeha Bey, High School Student, Oakland Technovation Challenge Participant

Gigi Carunungan, CEO, Mynerals

Sarah Crowell, Artistic Director, Destiny Arts Center

Steve Davee, Director of Communications & Education Specialist, Maker Education Initiative

Dale Dougherty, Founder and Publisher of Make Magazine and Creator of Maker Faire

Michael Funk, Director of the After School Division, California Department of Education

Elia Gurna, Executive Director, New Urban Arts

Lynn Johnson, Co-Founder & CEO, Glitter & Razz Productions

Allison Kenny, Co-Founder of Glitter & Razz Productions, Director of Go Girls!

Corey Newhouse, Founder & Principal, Public Profit

Elizabeth Reike, CEO & Executive Director, Center for Childhood Creativity

Karena Salmond, Program Director, Performing Arts Workshop

Nikki Shechtman, Ph.D., Senior Educational Researcher, SRI International, Center for Technology in Learning

Shirin Vossoughi, Post-Doctoral Fellow San Francisco Exploratorium, Stanford University





Diego Arancibia, Coordinator, ASAP Connect

Christopher Bentivegna, Assistant National Director of Resident Services, NHP Foundation

Bob Cabeza, Vice President of Community Development, YMCA of Greater Long Beach

Renate Caine, Ph.D., Education Researcher

Bill Deverell, Director, Huntington Institute

Michael Funk, Director of the After School Division, California Department of Education

Robert Granger, Ed.D., President, William T. Grant Foundation

Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Laurie Grossman, Co-Founder, Mindful Impact

Stacey Daraio, Co-Presenter with Laurie Grossman and Senior Temescal Associate

Lynn Johnson, Co-Founder & CEO, Glitter & Razz Productions

Linda Kekelis, Executive Director, Techbridge

Linda Kekelis, Executive Director, Techbridge

Matthew Hurley, Director of Programs, Techbridge

Toody Maher, Founder and Director, Pogo Park

José-Luis Mejia, Young Adult Engagement Coordinator, The Transitional Age Youth Initiative (TAYSF)

Monica Flores, TAY Advocate Fellow, The Transitional Age Youth Initiative (TAYSF)

Rene Ontiveros, TAY Advocate Fellow, The Transitional Age Youth Initiative (TAYSF)

Jenny Nagaoka, Deputy Director, University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research

Pedro Noguera, Ph.D., Executive Director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education

Carla Sanger, President & CEO, LA’s Best

Jane Quinn, Vice President for Community Schools, The Children’s Aid Society

Nicole Yohalem, Director of Special Projects, The Forum for Youth Investment





Dr. Dean Blumberg, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco

Bob Cabeza, Vice President of Community Development, YMCA of Greater Long Beach

Kathleen Cushman, Co-founder, What Kids Can Do

Shawn Ginwright, Associate Professor of Education & Africana Studies, San Francisco State University

Paul Heckman, UC Davis

Debe Loxton, Chief Operating Officer,

Milbrey McLaughlin, David Jacks Professor of Education and Public Policy Director, John W. Gardner Center for Youth, and Their Communities Director, Center for Research on the Context of Teaching

Alexis Menten, Assistant Director, Asia Society

John Mergendoller, Executive Director, Buck Institute for Education

Michael Merzenich, Professor Emeritus, UCSF

Jennifer Peck, Executive Director, Partnership for Children and Youth

Erik Peterson, Policy Director, Afterschool Alliance

Carol Tang, Director, Coalition for Science After School

Jenny Cheung (Lowell High School), Janan Dea (George Washington High School), Nina Sardesh (Lowell High School), and Bryant Tan (YEF Manager), Youth Empowerment Fund of San Francisco

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