2015 California Partnership Initiative Conference2016 | Admin | February 8, 2016 at 8:48 pm
The California Partnership Initiative (CPI) is a project of the California State GEAR UP Program, and was formalized at the National GEAR UP conference in Washington, DC in July 2014. Since 1999, the California State program has worked in collaboration with GEAR UP partnership projects to increase college and career readiness for students and families and to improve the college going culture in schools and communities. This initiative brings together the active partnership projects and the state grant to strengthen efforts for ALL students throughout California. The CPI conference was held on November 18, 2015 in Irvine, CA for all California GEAR UP Staff.
The conference was kicked off by Ranjit Sidhu, President and CEO of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships. His leadership and vision contributed to the organic nature of the conference and his presence set a positive tone for the day:
“The CPI conference embodied exactly the spirit and attitude that GEAR UP needs to have nationally. It was clear that the participants were there to learn, share, and ultimately improve their impact on student readiness and success and to tighten their collaborative bond as professionals within the state. Under the banner of Together We Rise, you could sense that unified momentum building amongst the participants at the event.”