Collaborative Meetings

Learning Community Meetings

  • The Collaborative learning community typically convenes four times each year, including two in-person meetings and two shorter meetings held via Zoom
  • In-person meetings are usually held at a local community college or university

Collaborative Business Meetings

  • The Collaborative typically meets via Zoom two additional times during the year to discuss Collaborative business

recent learning community meetings

August 2023

Location: Virtual

Meeting Topic: Innovative Models of Delivering Higher Education

Presentation and moderated Q&A with the following guest speakers:

  • Jeff Manassero, Executive Director, Rivet School
  • Maria Anguiano, Executive Vice President, Learning Enterprise, ASU
  • Taylor Pineda, National Director, ASU Local

May 2023

Location: Compton College

Meeting Topic: Student Basic Needs 


Panel discussion around perspectives from higher education from the following guest speakers:

  • Dr. Keith Curry, President & CEO, Compton College
  • Dr. Rashida Crutchfield, The Center for Equitable Higher Education (CEHE), CSU Long Beach
  • Monroe Gorden, Jr., J.D., Vice Chancellor, UCLA Student Affairs

Panel discussion on innovative partnerships from the following guest speakers:

  • Clare Fox, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Everytable
  • Lori Barr, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Raise the Barr 
  • Frances Hardy, Director of Development & Partnerships, Ready to Succeed
  • Jaime Hansen, Executive Director, Swipe Out Hunger
  • Student Representative, Ready to Succeed

February 2023

Location: Virtual

Meeting Topic: State K-16 Investments – ​​Opportunities to Close Equity Gaps for LA County Students


  • Presentation by UNITE-LA where they explored state investments, their connectivity with one another, and opportunities to further develop and increase their impact, with a deep dive on Los Angeles’ K-16 Regional Collaborative.
  • This meeting was cosponsored by SoCal Grantmakers 
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