Mind Body and Soul Concepts

MBS Concepts provides Program Development and Implementation, Program Assessments and Evaluations of current programs and Trainings for School Staff, Parents and Mentors…….Our Mentoring Through Action (MTA) Leadership Program has provided indirect services to over 9,700 students and provided direct services to over 2,100 students (K-12) throughout San Diego County. MTA is evidence-based and proven successful in a 3-year evaluation by San Diego State University.
Of the 2,100 students directly served: ● 85% decrease in unexcused absences ● 84% decrease in suspensions ● 61% improved their GPA ● 23% maintained their GPA

Orland Unified School District

Development of a Student & Family Resource Center to address student, family, and community needs. The SFRC is currently striving to develop community partnerships in order to collaborate in offering needed and desired services. Additionally staff and interns from the SFRC are working with the district schools to assist with creative problem solving and support provision.

Children Now

Children Now is a non-partisan national, state and local research, policy development, and advocacy organization dedicated to improving children’s overall well-being.

Dovetail Learning, Inc.

TOOLBOX™ is a Kindergarten through 6th grade program that supports children in understanding and managing their own emotional, social, and academic success. The foundation of TOOLBOX is 12 human capacities that reside within all of us. Through its simple and profound metaphor of Tools, TOOLBOX brings forward a set of skills and practices that help students access their own inner resilience at any time, in any context.
Children learn 12 simple yet powerful Tools. With practice, these Tools become valuable personal skills: self-awareness, self-management, and relationship-building which, in turn, foster responsible decision-making. Because the techniques are simple and the language is shared, children adopt the Tools and master them quickly.TOOLBOX begins with a teacher providing instruction on how to use the Tools. Through modeling and daily classroom practices, the teacher subsequently supports his/her students to use the Tools to build self-knowledge and self-trust. Schools note rapid improvements in communication, civility, and conflict resolution in the classroom, on the playground, and across the entire school community. Providing parents and caregivers with the Tools and information on how to incorporate the practices into the home setting allows for continuity and reinforcement of skills for students.
Currently, we are in over 150 schools, primarily in California with schools using TOOLBOX all over the country and a handful of international schools.

West Contra Costa Unified School District

West Contra Costa Unified School District
5 Cities & Unincorporated Areas
250,000 Residents
54 Schools
2015-16 Enrollment: 29,501

District Goals:
1. Improve achievement for all; accelerate increases for English Language Learners & Low Income.
2. Use professional development to advance teaching & recruit / retain high quality staff.
3. Increase parent & community engagement & satisfaction.
4. Improve student engagement & school climate;
5. Provide basic services including facilities, materials & technology.

Julian USD/Julian Pathways

The rural Julian Union School District serves 322 students in ESK-8th grade in two contiguously located schools. Although our student population is small, our geographic boundaries encompass more than 600 square miles of mountain and desert regions, including two Indian reservations. The Julian Pathways Center for Family, Schools and Community (Pathways) provides support services to all district students and families as well as children ages 0-5 and their families. Pathways provides a spectrum of integrated support (spanning the areas of youth development, family services, academic enrichment, health and mental health) including 21st Century Community Learning and ASES extended learning programs, Intergenerational Safe Routes to Schools, Farm to School nutrition program and educational school garden, and Drug Free Communities.

Public Works

Public Works specializes in educational, public and non-profit agency support. We tailor our services to meet each client’s needs by providing evaluation services, technical assistance, instructional design and training, strategic planning, and support in meeting legislative or grant-funding reporting requirements.

CA Family Resource Assoc

Founded in 2005, the California Family Resource Association (CFRA) is a statewide membership association of over 300 organizations that serve children and families. Our purpose is to advocate for the programs, policies, and resources that help families and communities thrive and succeed. We also build the capacity of our member organizations to impact policy change, partner with local government and community allies, and achieve sustainability. Visit us at californiafamilyresource.org

Generation Citizen

Generation Citizen (GC) strengthens our community and our nation’s democracy by empowering young people to become advocates for change. Focusing primarily on low-income, minority students, GC changes how civics is taught, equipping middle and high school youth to make their voices heard by teaching them how to take action and make real change. Through an innovative in-class curriculum, students work with local leaders to fix local problems and increase equity in the community.

In addition to our core model – whereby college volunteers (“Democracy Coaches”) co-lead the Common Core State Standards-aligned in-class curriculum over the course of a semester – GC also offers training and Technical Assistance for teacher-led models, notably in communities where GC is otherwise unable to access/serve.

GC is currently projected to serve over 40 different classrooms in 18 different middle and high schools throughout San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond.