I wanted to share with you some updates from CalSAC. We’ve established a goal of delivering 700 hours of social-emotional learning and character development training to the field by the end June in an effort to strengthen the capacity of the field to support young people. Investment in professional development training is even more important at this time when staff may be struggling to respond to the needs of the communities they serve. High-quality expanded learning programs ensure that all children and youth are welcomed into safe environments and program staff is equipped with strategies to help young people thrive. Attend one of the scheduled regional trainings in your area or encourage your staff to attend to help the field complete 700 training hours. Click on the link to register for one or both of the scheduled regional trainings. Read the email below for more information.

Training Location:

California School-Age Consortium

1918 University Ave, Suite 4B

Berkeley, CA 94704


April 27, 2017 – 9:00am – 1:00pm: Exploring Identity and Valuing Difference (CalSAC Modules 3.6.1 Cultural Competence: Identity, Diversity and Engagement & 3.6.2 Cultural Conflicts and Strategies)

Staff plays a key role in creating a safe environment for young people to build and explore their own identity. This begins with staff strengthening their self-awareness of their own identity and their social awareness of individual’s identities. Participants will engage in self-reflection to help remove the barriers to creating safety by exploring the ways differences are experienced and celebrated.


May 4, 2017 – 9:00am – 1:00pm: Strengthen Your Program from the Inside Out (CalSAC Modules 4.6.1 Social Emotional Learning, Building Character and Enhancing Quality & 4.6.2 Going Deeper: Supporting Social Emotional Learning and Character Skill Development)

All children and youth need social-emotional and character skills in order to succeed in school, work, and life. Staff must turn inward first to strengthen their own social-emotional learning and character skills to model these for the children and youth in their program. Participants will explore skills that programs can help young people develop, while also reflecting on the adult competencies and practices necessary that align with the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning to ensure youth and adults alike can thrive.


Thank you,


Selena Levy
Program Manager


***We’ve Moved***

California School-Age Consortium
1918 University Avenue, Suite 4B

Berkeley, CA 94704
Ph: (510) 444-4622 ext 108

Fx: (510) 444-4623


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