On the Frontlines of Pandemic Education
While many schools cannot provide in-person classes, afterschool programs are delivering in-person enrichment on school campuses – and all is not quiet on the education front. The coronavirus pandemic continues to have devastating effects across the world and has become a divisive political issue in the United States. This virus has laid bare our society’s…
Leadership in Times of Crisis
Leadership in times of crisis reminds us how challenging it is to manage your own stress while supporting others. While much of the world is sheltering in place or physically distancing themselves from others to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many people are finding themselves unemployed or facing incredible uncertainty. How we lead in moments…
How to Help Youth Activists Change the World
This article originally appeared in Youth Today on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. I love working with kids and supporting the people who work with kids. If you are reading this, you probably do too. I’ve devoted my career to serving children and youth, and I’ve never really questioned the direction of my career — until…
Coach for Confidence, not Compliance
As I emerge from the train station in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, my senses are overwhelmed with the sights, sounds, and smells of a bustling neighborhood. I’m in the Mission to provide coaching support to a program director at one of the community-based organizations in the neighborhood. The Mission District is changing.…
Design Thinking Resources for Expanded Learning Educators
I presented a workshop at the BOOST Conference on May 3, 2018 on Design Thinking. It was a fun crowd and the content was very well received. I’ve fielded a few requests for support and more resources since then, so I thought I would share some helpful resources here. Feel free to contact me for…
The Cost of Summer
An inside look into the operating budgets of high-quality summer learning programs in California. I authored and designed this report in 2016. The full print friendly report and infographic are free to download and related resources can be found at summermatters.net.
The State of Summer Learning in Oakland
In 2016, the Oakland Summer Learning Network commissioned the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), with the support of the Packard Foundation, to conduct a landscape assessment of summer learning programs in the city. This report summarizes key data points from that assessment.
Nonprofit Marketing Essentials – How to Build a Network with Social Media
I have been experimenting with marketing some of the services my organization provides. This experience has taught me a few essential lessons. Nonprofit Marketing Essentials is a series of posts intended to share some of those lessons so that we can learn together. Read: How to Build a Network with Social Media