Our board and staff have designed a transition process that aligns with CalSAC’s values and culture and we intend to make this a collaborative and thoughtful process that will stand out as a model for the field. In the spirit of transparency, we invite you to review our executive transition plan below and encourage you to connect with us throughout the process. Gathering input from our community is an important component of our process and we hope that you will participate in our stakeholder survey to inform the future of the organization and this important hire.
First 5 Association of California, First 5 California, and First 5 LA today announced their opposition to the Trump Administration's proposal to recalculate the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)--a plan that could disqualify struggling children and families from programs like food stamps (SNAP), health insurance (CHIP), and quality early learning programs (Head Start).
The Legislature is considering proposals to increase funding for afterschool programs. We need Senator Nancy Skinner's and Assembly Member Ting's support to make sure afterschool programs stay open for the children and families that count on them.
Nathan Houston and Wendy Ruiz are two individuals who grew up with afterschool programs being an integral part in their development, both as a safe haven and place of character and skill building. Here are their stories on why afterschool is so important to them and why afterschool funding needs to be a priority.