Ways to Get Involved

See how you can participate and help the California Cradle-to-Career Data System grow!

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Community Conversations

The Cradle-to-Career team continues to make significant progress toward establishing the country’s most comprehensive data system, and we want to ensure community members are aware of and involved in the process. We regularly engage the public through interactive webinars, known as Community Conversations, to inform development, interpretation, and awareness of the data system, and foster an environment and culture of collaboration.

Advisory Board Meetings

Two advisory boards will provide opportunities for data users to help improve the Cradle-to-Career System. Advisory board members were appointed by the Governing Board and include people who use the Cradle-to-Career System, including practitioners, families, students, adult learners and workers, community organization staff, research organization staff, and advocacy organization staff.

C2C Community Engagement Advisory Board Meeting

The Community Engagement Advisory Board will create strong feedback loops with data users to support evidence-based decision making, analytical capacity, and equitable access to actionable information.

C2C Data & Tools Advisory Board Meetings

The Data & Tools Advisory Board will help ensure that the data tools provide actionable information.

Governing Board Meetings

The Cradle-to-Career Governing Board includes representatives from data providers, policymakers, and the community. The Governing Board balances expertise in K-12, postsecondary, social services, workforce, as well as government and public perspectives.

Committee Meetings

The Cradle to Career Governing Board convenes subsets of its members in committees to develop recommendations for the full Governing Board. Current Committees are listed below. Please see the meetings page to view agenda and documents that will be discussed at each meeting.

Your Input Will Create a More Useful Data System

There are multiple ways to get involved with the California Cradle-to-Career Data System, including:

  • Participate in the design of the dashboards
  • Serve as an ambassador for the California Cradle-to-Career Data System by helping educators, families, schools, and communities understand how it can benefit them
  • Find out more about how to start using available tools: CaliforniaColleges.edu and eTranscript California 
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