Defining Equity Work Group Call for Applicants: Applications Available Now
A Message from the CDE


Building upon the work of the Grants Administration and Policy Strategic Implementation Team of the California Expanded Learning Strategic Planning Process and their vision to develop and implement a collaborative process for review and gather feedback on state (ASES) and federal (21st CCLC) equitable funding distribution processes, the Defining Equity Work Group will focus on defining equity in grant eligibility and award distribution for state ASES and federal 21st CCLC programs. The group’s work will build on current and pending legislation.

The Defining Equity Work Group will be led by Susie Morikawa, Education Programs Consultant with the After School Division, and Allyson Harris, Program Director with Shasta County Office of Education.
Work Group Composition: Approximately 10 members of the field from diverse geographic areas and different positions within the after school community as well as approximately 4 After School Division staff.  It is essential that work group members be committed to these collaborative efforts.
Work Group Commitment/Requirements:

The team will alternate meeting via in-person and teleconferences during 2014-1015. 
The time commitment will be a maximum of 10 hours per month including time performing individual planning and preparation work may be required.
The commitment is for one year, although work may be completed before that time. 
Travel costs are not covered. 

First Meeting:
The first meeting of the work group will take place in Sacramento, California from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in late September/early October. Exact date and location will be determined at a later time.

If interested in participating as a member of the work group you must be available to attend the first meeting and must cover your own travel expenses. 
If you have any questions please contact Susie Morikawa at (916) 319-0537 or

Applications are due Friday, September 5th by 5:00 pm (PST)

Apply Here!