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February 2024 Recap




Community Engagement Initiative: February 2024 in Review

The CEI team spent the month of February crisscrossing the state while reviewing applications from the next cohort of districts about to join our initiative. Take a look below for some highlights from February.

February In-Person PLLNs in Santa Clara

In early February, the Community Engagement Initiative held a milestone event, hosting its first combined session for all cohorts. The gathering brought together a vibrant mosaic of 512 participants, spanning educators, students, parents, caregivers, state board members, state agency staff, and community organization representatives. Held over two transformative days, our community focused on deepening our understanding and commitment to Element 4 (Decide Priorities & Goals) and Element 5 (Generate Change Approaches) of the Community Partnerships for Systems Change tool.

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Statewide System of Support Convening

A convening of all initiatives and partners within the California Statewide System of Support was held in Monterrey, CA in February. CEI lead agency partners were excited to showcase recently released resources, as well as network and learn about the other initiatives happening in the state. We are excited at the prospect of future partnerships and how we can all learn from each other’s work.

Looking Ahead Into February

As we move into March, there are several key initiatives and events on the horizon:

  • Cohort III & IV Virtual March PLLNs
  • Anaheim UHSD Peer Leading & Learning Walk
  • Cohort V Application Window Closes

Join Us on This Journey!

Whether by participating in our events, applying to join CEI, or utilizing our resources, your involvement is crucial to our collective success.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to building stronger, more equitable communities. Together, we can make a lasting impact. If your LEA is interested in joining Cohort V, applications close March 15.


– The CEI team

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