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Dear Friends o CaliorniaALL:CaliorniaALL strives to support programs that provide opportunities to insure a pipelineo individuals are prepared to successully lead Caliornia’s economic and political uture.In February, I attended University o Caliornia, Irvine’s (UCI) Saturday Academy o Law (SAL)Symposium and Workshop—a program that CaliorniaALL is proud to help und. I witnessedour mission in action.More than 100 people attended the Symposium dinner; attendees included SAL graduates,their parents, current SAL mentors, UCI law students, volunteers, and those there to learn howto replicate this successul model in their own communities. I invite you to read more aboutSAL on page 3 o this newsletter and on our web site: www.calall.org/collaborations.html.Programs like SAL allow CaliorniaALL to ulll its goals and mission. And thanks to dedicatedsta members, donors, consultants, and volunteers, the program can be replicatedthroughout the state or maximum impact. Thank you to our consultant Sarah Attia who did an exceptional job in planning the SALSymposium and to UCI program administrators Karina Hamilton and Shawn Hill or theirtireless hours working to provide SAL participants exceptional, lie-long learningopportunities. And nally, thank you to our generous SAL sponsors—Verizon Foundationand The University o Phoenix Foundation.Only while working together will are we able to ensure the success and diversity o Caliornia’s uture workorce and leadership.
Warm Regards,Larissa PareckiChie Operating Ocer & Interim Director
Quarter 1 – 2010
Inside This Issue
New Location 1Board Member Spotlight 2Saturday Academy o Law—Replicating Success 3Caliornia’s Future Leaders 3Graduate rom SALNews 3Upcoming Events 3Diversity Realized 4Sta Updates 4Mission Statement 4Board o Directors 4Advisory Council 4Stay Connected 4Contact Inormation 4
CaliorniaALL has a new mailing address:
7405 Greenback Lane, #150Citrus Heights, CA 95610916.792.6182
 Thank you to DLA Piper or their generosity to CaliorniaALL in its birth as a nonprotorganization. By oering pro bono space in their Sacramento oce to our sta or the pasttwo years, DLA Piper has demonstrated that they share our commitment to helping grow theleadership and workorce o Caliornia’s uture to more ully refect our demographics.
Torie Flournoy England, Ed.D.
 Torie began her career asa high school counselor,but she quickly becameinterested in site leadershipand administration. Her careerhas led her to many dierentschools, including her rst stintas a vice principal o a largeStockton, CA high school, thento a Sacramento high school.From there, Torie served threeyears as vice principal o anew Sacramento junior highschool designed to be one o Caliornia’s top technology schools. She then moved to an inner-cityelementary school as a principal. The elementary school’s achievementand morale was low, as were the expectations or the teachers andstudents. Under Torie’s direction, the school experienced dramaticchanges, including improving 67 API points within two years. Theschool also saw Hispanic students increase 98 points, English languagelearns increase 74 points, and economically disadvantaged studentsincrease 73 points. Torie currently works in Caliornia’s newest school district in Caliornia, Twin Rivers Unied School District (TRUSD). TRUSD is the product o amerger o our pre-existing Sacramento-area school districts. She servesas the Principal o F.C. Joyce Elementary School. Torie graduated rom Caliornia State University, Sacramento in 1997 witha BA in Psychology. She earned a Pupil Personnel Services credentialand a Master’s degree in Education Counseling-School Counseling romChapman University. And, most recently, Torie earned her Ed.D. romthe University o LaVerne in Organizational Leadership. Her dissertationexplored character education and the impact such programs have onstudent achievement and creating a sae learning environment.
Board Member Spotlight
Ophelia Basgal
Ophelia Basgal is the VicePresident o Civic Partnership &Community Initiatives or PacicGas and Electric Company (PG&E),a position she has held sinceSeptember 2005.Her responsibilities includethe management o thecompany’s $19 million charitablecontribution program, employeevolunteerism program orPG&E‘s 20,000 employees, andpartnership and communityengagement programs withcommunity-based organizations. Prior to joining PG&E, Ophelia served 27years as the executive director o the Alameda County Housing Authority.Ophelia’s many proessional and community aliations include currentterms on the board o the Alameda County Employees’ RetirementAssociation, and a member o the Corporate and Diversity and InclusionCommittees o the Council on Foundations, the Public Policy Instituteo Caliornia Statewide Leadership Council, and the Caliornia SupremeCourt Historical Society.Ophelia has earned many distinctions, including:
 most infuential Hispanics
 Hispanic in the Silicon Valley, corporate category
Ophelia earned a BA with distinction rom Arizona State University anda master’s degree in Social Welare Administration rom the Universityo Caliornia, Berkeley.
Frank J. Quevedo
Frank Quevedo is the retired Vice President o Equal Opportunity orSouthern Caliornia Edison, where he had also worked in the early1970’s. Previously, Frank worked or Hunt-Wesson Foods.Frank has served as chairman o the board o the Mexican AmericanLegal Deense and Educational Fund or three terms, and currentlyserves as a member o the board. He also chairs the Puente Project andsits on a number o other boards and advisory committees including:
Page 2
 o Caliornia
Frank has been named to
list by Hispanic BusinessMagazine on three separateoccasions. He was anappointee o PresidentRichard Nixon and GovernorJerry Brown. He also served inWashington D.C. during theReagan administration as the Chie o Sta to U.S. Equal EmploymentOpportunity Commissioner Tony Gallegos.He earned his BA in Political Science rom the University o Caliorniaat Riverside.
Caliornia’s Future Leaders Graduate rom SAL
March 6 marked the rst step or SAL students to continue theireducation knowing that they have the training and ability to pursueproessional careers. The SAL program provides students the abilityto gain rst-hand knowledge about the legal proession, ultimatelymatching ninth grade students with mentors that will help guide themthrough high school. Congratulations to the 50 SAL graduates!
Saturday Academy o Law—Replicating Success
In 2008, CaliorniaALL and its Board o Directors selectedthe University o Caliornia Irvine’s (UCI) Center orEducation or its proven track record in creating andsustaining successul public-private collaborations.Using CaliorniaALL’s grant unds, UCI developed andimplemented the Saturday Academy o Law (SAL) program.And, by 2009, CaliorniaALL’s mission was visibly at work through the SAL program.SAL has become a highly successul model and worthyo replication— it truly creates complete educationalpipelines. To date, 85 ninth graders have graduatedrom the program. And, o those 85 graduates, 65have committed to mentor the 2010 SAL participants!Additionally, UCI undergraduates volunteer their timewith SAL.During a three-day symposium in February, interestedteams o program managers descended upon Irvine towitness the SAL program rst-hand. The teams alsoattended sessions in order to learn how to replicate theprogram in their own communities. The teams, totalingmore than 100 people rom Sacramento, Stockton, Davis,Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego,Orange County, among others, heard rom a host o speakers, including:
 Marcus Quintanilla
CaliorniaALL is actively seeking additional unding partners
February 5, 2010
UC Irvine Saturday Academy o Law SymposiumWorkshop—Irvine, CA
February 28, 2010
Caliornia Career Pathways Consortia & Caliornia PartnershipAcademies 2010 Annual Educating or Careers Conerence,Orange County, CA
Page 3
January 19, 2010
First CaliorniaALL Board o Directors meeting o 2010
February 4, 2010
UC Irvine Saturday Academy o Law Oversight CommitteeMeeting—Irvine, CA
February 4, 2010
More than 100 people, including past graduates o the SAL program,parents and current UC Irvine students, attended the UC Irvine SaturdayAcademy o Law Symposium Dinner in Irvine, CAto develop the replication program.
Upcoming Events
May 7, 2010 Second CaliorniaALL Board o Directors meeting o 2010—San Francisco, CAMay 21, 2010 Saturday Academy o Law (SAL) Oversight Committee Meeting—Irvine, CA

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