Equity and transparency are central to Cradle-to-Career work, with Cradle-to-Career’s leadership playing a pivotal role in the development of the data system. As written in statute, C2C’s Governing Board is intended to reflect the cultural, racial, geographical, economic, and social diversity of California, so it’s important that the Board not only represent the key stakeholders of the California Cradle-to-Career Data System, but the wide range of Californians that we are charged with serving.
Governing Board members discussed a request sent to the Office seeking the demographic information of C2C’s leadership, and following approval from the Board, C2C facilitated the collection of Governing Board demographic information. All responses were self-reported and collected anonymously via survey, and the information included in this post was aggregated for purposes of equity and transparency. The Office received a 100% response rate from the Governing Board, and we are grateful for their engagement.
This year’s survey only asked about race/ethnicity and gender, but gauged the Governing Board’s thoughts on including additional information in the future about lived experiences that reflect those of Californians such as first-generation, English learners, or socioeconomic status.
A note on the data: All responses were self-reported by C2C Governing Board members with no predetermined categories. This year’s responses do not include individuals who are non-binary/non-conforming or transgender, or Native American/Indigenous with no members identifying as such, but that information may be captured in the future.