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Become an Advocacy Ambassador.

Jackie amplified her voice and hundreds of voices around her as an Advocacy Ambassador last year.

By sharing knowledge, resources, networks and purpose, Ambassadors lead local efforts to protect and advance policies that support out-of-school time programs.

Advocacy Ambassadors commit to a year-long ambassadorship and receive training and technical assistance to coordinate grassroots actions. Activities include: coordinating a Lights On Afterschool event; collaborating with other local providers and stakeholders to raise awareness of the importance out-of-school time programs; engaging policy makers and the media on issues impacting the out-of-school time; and more.

The goal of the Ambassadors program is to:

  • Foster a statewide community of advocates for out-of-school time and expanded learning by building local networks of organizers and ambassadors

  • Create a plan of coordinated advocacy actions across the state to raise awareness of the critical role these programs play for youth, families and communities

As Ambassadors, participants will:

  • Deepen their understanding of the policy landscape impacting the out-of-school time and expanded learning field

  • Be equipped with skills, resources and support systems to organize local advocacy actions

  • Have increased confidence and inspiration to be advocacy and policy leaders in their communities 

Required Dates:

  • Participate in Introductory Webinar – October 18, 2018 from 10:00-11:30am (virtual)

  • Participate in Lights On Afterschool – October 25, 2018 (local)

  • Participate fully in 1.5-day Advocacy Ambassadors retreat – November 2-3, 2018 (Bay Area)

  • Participate in the CA Afterschool and Summer Challenge – March 11-12, 2019 (Sacramento, or local)

  • Organize an advocacy action or event in your program/community – April/May 2019 (local)

  • Organize an action during Lights On Afterschool – October 2019 (local)

  • Advocacy Ambassadors Monthly Webinars – monthly from November 2018 through November 2019 (virtual)

Contact Aleah Rosario at arosario@calsac.org or 510-444-4622 x102 for information.


Meet the 2019 Advocacy Ambassadors

  Anthony Urias  arc experience

Anthony Urias
arc experience

  Boris Aguilar  Oakland Leaf

Boris Aguilar
Oakland Leaf

  Cynthia Granato  Old Adobe Union School District

Cynthia Granato
Old Adobe Union School District

  David Montoya  arc experience

David Montoya
arc experience

  Derek Vasquez  Gateway International School

Derek Vasquez
Gateway International School

  George Weatherford  LA's Best

George Weatherford
LA's Best

  Gesselly Marroquin  A World Fit For Kids!

Gesselly Marroquin
A World Fit For Kids!

  Herbert Bolanos  Woodcraft Rangers

Herbert Bolanos
Woodcraft Rangers

  Jacqueline Moreno  California Teaching Fellows Foundation

Jacqueline Moreno
California Teaching Fellows Foundation

  Jennyann Carthern  Paint Is Thicker Than Water & The Blacktop

Jennyann Carthern
Paint Is Thicker Than Water & The Blacktop

  Kelsey Neff  Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center

Kelsey Neff
Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center

  Malia Villarreal  California Teaching Fellows Foundation

Malia Villarreal
California Teaching Fellows Foundation

  Monik Vega  Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center

Monik Vega
Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center

  Nathan Houston  Center for Fathers and Families

Nathan Houston
Center for Fathers and Families

  Oluwatoyin Mixon  Tee 4 Women Inc.

Oluwatoyin Mixon
Tee 4 Women Inc.

  Orlando Gushoney  Brothers On The Rise

Orlando Gushoney
Brothers On The Rise

  Rian Carroll  Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center

Rian Carroll
Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center

  Sebrenia Saunders  City of Vacaville

Sebrenia Saunders
City of Vacaville

  Sterling Williams  Los Angeles County Office of Education

Sterling Williams
Los Angeles County Office of Education

  Tracy Ulibarri-Vasquez  Project Life Impact, Inc.

Tracy Ulibarri-Vasquez
Project Life Impact, Inc.

  William Diaz  A World Fit For Kids!

William Diaz
A World Fit For Kids!