Dear Friends of CaliforniaALL: CaliforniaALL strives to support programs that provide opportunities to insure a pipeline of individuals are prepared

to successfully lead California’s economic and political future. In February, I attended University of California, Irvine’s (UCI) Saturday Academy of Law (SAL) Symposium and Workshop—a program that CaliforniaALL is proud to help fund. I witnessed our 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 how to replicate this successful model in their own communities. I invite you to read more about SAL on page 3 of this newsletter and on our web site: Programs like SAL allow CaliforniaALL to fulfill its goals and mission. And thanks to dedicated staff members, donors, consultants, and volunteers, the program can be replicated throughout the state for maximum impact. Thank you to our consultant Sarah Attia who did an exceptional job in planning the SAL Symposium and to UCI program administrators Karina Hamilton and Shawn Hill for their tireless hours working to provide SAL participants exceptional, life-long learning opportunities. And finally, thank you to our generous SAL sponsors—Verizon Foundation and The University of Phoenix Foundation. Only while working together will are we able to ensure the success and diversity of California’s future workforce and leadership.
Warm Regards, Larissa Parecki

Quarter 1 – 2010
Inside This Issue
New Location Board Member Spotlight Saturday Academy of Law— Replicating Success California’s Future Leaders Graduate from SAL News Upcoming Events Diversity Realized Staff Updates Mission Statement Board of Directors Advisory Council Stay Connected Contact Information 1 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Chief Operating Officer & Interim Director

CaliforniaALL has a new mailing address:
7405 Greenback Lane, #150 Citrus Heights, CA 95610 916.792.6182

Thank you to DLA Piper for their generosity to CaliforniaALL in its birth as a nonprofit organization. By offering pro bono space in their Sacramento office to our staff for the past two years, DLA Piper has demonstrated that they share our commitment to helping grow the leadership and workforce of California’s future to more fully reflect our demographics.

Board Member Spotlight
Ophelia Basgal
Ophelia Basgal is the Vice President of Civic Partnership & Community Initiatives for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a position she has held since September 2005. Her responsibilities include the management of the company’s $19 million charitable contribution program, employee volunteerism program for PG&E‘s 20,000 employees, and partnership and community engagement programs with community-based organizations. Prior to joining PG&E, Ophelia served 27 years as the executive director of the Alameda County Housing Authority. Ophelia’s many professional and community affiliations include current terms on the board of the Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association, and a member of the Corporate and Diversity and Inclusion Committees of the Council on Foundations, the Public Policy Institute of California Statewide Leadership Council, and the California Supreme Court Historical Society. Ophelia has earned many distinctions, including: • National Society of Hispanic MBAs–2009 Ultimate Hispanic Executive • San Francisco Business Times–one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most influential Hispanics • Mexican American Community Services, Inc.–Most Influential Hispanic in the Silicon Valley, corporate category • Alameda County Girl’s Inc.–2007 Smart Leadership Award. Ophelia earned a BA with distinction from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in Social Welfare Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Torie Flournoy England, Ed.D.
Torie began her career as a high school counselor, but she quickly became interested in site leadership and administration. Her career has led her to many different schools, including her first stint as a vice principal of a large Stockton, CA high school, then to a Sacramento high school. From there, Torie served three years as vice principal of a new Sacramento junior high school designed to be one of California’s top technology schools. She then moved to an inner-city elementary school as a principal. The elementary school’s achievement and morale was low, as were the expectations for the teachers and students. Under Torie’s direction, the school experienced dramatic changes, including improving 67 API points within two years. The school also saw Hispanic students increase 98 points, English language learns increase 74 points, and economically disadvantaged students increase 73 points. Torie currently works in California’s newest school district in California, Twin Rivers Unified School District (TRUSD). TRUSD is the product of a merger of four pre-existing Sacramento-area school districts. She serves as the Principal of F.C. Joyce Elementary School. Torie graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 1997 with a BA in Psychology. She earned a Pupil Personnel Services credential and a Master’s degree in Education Counseling-School Counseling from Chapman University. And, most recently, Torie earned her Ed.D. from the University of LaVerne in Organizational Leadership. Her dissertation explored character education and the impact such programs have on student achievement and creating a safe learning environment.

Frank J. Quevedo
Frank Quevedo is the retired Vice President of Equal Opportunity for Southern California Edison, where he had also worked in the early 1970’s. Previously, Frank worked for Hunt-Wesson Foods. Frank has served as chairman of the board of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund for three terms, and currently serves as a member of the board. He also chairs the Puente Project and sits on a number of other boards and advisory committees including: • Asian Pacific American Legal Center • Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs • East Los Angeles YMCA • Liberty Hill Foundation • Orange County Hispanic Education Endowment Fund • Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation • Cathedral High School Board of Trustees • The Women’s Foundation of California • WATTSHealth Foundation Frank has been named to the annual “100 Influentials” list by Hispanic Business Magazine on three separate occasions. He was an appointee of President Richard Nixon and Governor Jerry Brown. He also served in Washington D.C. during the Reagan administration as the Chief of Staff to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner Tony Gallegos. He earned his BA in Political Science from the University of California at Riverside.

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Saturday Academy of Law— Replicating Success
In 2008, CaliforniaALL and its Board of Directors selected the University of California Irvine’s (UCI) Center for Education for its proven track record in creating and sustaining successful public-private collaborations. Using CaliforniaALL’s grant funds, UCI developed and implemented the Saturday Academy of Law (SAL) program. And, by 2009, CaliforniaALL’s mission was visibly at work through the SAL program. SAL has become a highly successful model and worthy of replication— it truly creates complete educational pipelines. To date, 85 ninth graders have graduated from the program. And, of those 85 graduates, 65 have committed to mentor the 2010 SAL participants! Additionally, UCI undergraduates volunteer their time with SAL. During a three-day symposium in February, interested teams of program managers descended upon Irvine to witness the SAL program first-hand. The teams also attended sessions in order to learn how to replicate the program in their own communities. The teams, totaling more than 100 people from Sacramento, Stockton, Davis, Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego, Orange County, among others, heard from a host of speakers, including: • CaliforniaALL Board Chair Victor Miramontes • Orange County Diversity Task Force Member Marcus Quintanilla • UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky • State Assembly Member Jose Solorio • UCI Student Affairs Vice Chancellor Manuel Gomez CaliforniaALL is actively seeking additional funding partners to develop the replication program.

California’s Future Leaders Graduate from SAL
March 6 marked the first step for SAL students to continue their education knowing that they have the training and ability to pursue professional careers. The SAL program provides students the ability to gain first-hand knowledge about the legal profession, ultimately matching ninth grade students with mentors that will help guide them through high school. Congratulations to the 50 SAL graduates!

January 19, 2010
First CaliforniaALL Board of Directors meeting of 2010

February 5, 2010
UC Irvine Saturday Academy of Law Symposium Workshop—Irvine, CA

February 4, 2010
UC Irvine Saturday Academy of Law Oversight Committee Meeting—Irvine, CA

February 28, 2010
California Career Pathways Consortia & California Partnership Academies 2010 Annual Educating for Careers Conference, Orange County, CA

February 4, 2010
More than 100 people, including past graduates of the SAL program, parents and current UC Irvine students, attended the UC Irvine Saturday Academy of Law Symposium Dinner in Irvine, CA

Upcoming Events
May 7, 2010 May 21, 2010 Second CaliforniaALL Board of Directors meeting of 2010—San Francisco, CA Saturday Academy of Law (SAL) Oversight Committee Meeting—Irvine, CA

July 26–30, 2010 New Energy Academies Summer Institute for CTE teachers—San Ramon, CA August 2–6, 2010 New Energy Academies Summer Institute for CTE and Academy teachers—San Ramon, CA

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Diversity Realized
Professor Sarah Redfield, a nationally recognized legal professor and author, released a book titled Diversity Realized: Putting the Walk with the Talk for Diversity in the Legal Profession. Redfield is an integral part of CaliforniaALL’s history, having been one of three authors of the original concept paper for CaliforniaALL and serving as its initial interim executive director. reviewer called the book: “a call to action, from an educator and a member of the bar. Our profession has been striving to attain diversity among its ranks because we understand the benefits of diversity for our clients and ourselves, but, as Redfield shows, the bar has not yet realized diversity…This book should be read by everybody in the legal profession who understands that diversity in the profession is being demanded by clients who want quality representation. As Redfield artfully explains, we must change the way our young people are educated from the bottom up, so that we can realize a truly diverse profession.”

COO/Interim Director
Larissa B Parecki

Board Members
Ophelia Basgal Pacific Gas & Electric Fred Buenrostro CalPERS, Retired Torie Flournoy England, Ed.D. Twin Rivers Unified School District Jay Ferguson Vicente Capital Partners James Hsu Squires Sanders & Dempsey Freada Kapor Klein Level Playing Field Institute Pat Fong Kushida Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce Victor Miramontes CityView Frank Quevedo Southern California Edison, Retired Douglas G. Scrivner Accenture Cary Martin Zellerback Martin Investment Management, LLC

Staff Updates
Aimee Madison Scribner Aimee serves as a program consultant for CaliforniaALL, bringing with her a wealth of experience ranging from teaching third grade to serving as a senior legislative coordinator for Sacramento-based Government Solutions Group, LLC. Aimee also served as a legislative aide to California Assembly Member Virginia Strom-Martin where she advised Strom-Martin on education issues, drafted language for legislation, and coordinated media relations. At CaliforniaALL, Aimee serves as an education expert and works to identify and develop programs that further CaliforniaALL’s mission. Aimee’s lobbying and education experience is often called upon to connect CaliforniaALL with other industry leaders. Aimee earned her BA in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from National University, and her MA in Educational Policy Analysis & Evaluation from Stanford University.

CaliforniaALL seeks to close the achievement gap and enhance the success of California’s students from preschool to the professions to ensure the education and diversity of the state’s workforce and leadership.

CaliforniaALL creates a collaborative partnership among business, education, government, and the professions on a statewide basis to ensure a pipeline of individuals are prepared to successfully lead California’s economic and political future.

Advisory Council
Joe Coto California State Assembly Morrison England U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California Kamala Harris SF District Attorney Judy Johnson State Bar of California Henry Jones CalPERS Patricia Lee State Bar of California Ted Lieu California State Assembly Jack O’Connell CA Dept. of Education Michael Peevey CA Public Utilities Commission Steve Poizner CA Dept. of Insurance Curren Price California State Senate Peter Reinke CalSTRS Timothy Simon CA Public Utilities Commission Darrell Steinberg California State Senate Linda Yarber CA Dept. of Insurance

FIND best practices in career pathways starting with law, financial services and technology. FUND education pipelines from pre-school to the professions that have demonstrated success through accountability, evaluation and documentation. FACILITATE the: Convening of powerful stakeholders; Innovation in collaborative efforts; Successful communication between business, education and government; Creation of complete education pipelines by connecting previously disparate efforts.

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