Waiting for Superman, the provocative new video by Academy Award winning director Davis Guggenheim premiered last friday in Los Angeles and New York City. A group of LA County area Site Coordinators saw the film over the weekendThe film sparking dialogue and debate surrounding the need for educaiton reform across the country is set to rollout in other cities during October. Below is a Making Of interview with Guggenheim. Follow this link to read or download an excerpt from the book Waiting for Superman. is set to rollout in cities across America
Adriana Robles has been named as THINK Together’s first Quality Assurance Coach/Trainer (QAC) supporting the organization's high school programs.
She will be based out of the Home Office in Santa Ana, and will be responsible for supporting the high school programs in Santa Ana and Azusa Unified School Districts, as well as the expansion of future high school programs.
Adriana has been part of the THINK Together organization since 2007 and has been an Area Supervisor and Quality Assurance Coach/Trainer in the Foothill and Los Angeles Regions overseeing both elementary and middle school programs. In 2008, Adriana also served as a part of the development team for the YouthServices.net system. Adriana earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Southern California and is currently working on a Masters in Management and Leadership from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.
"I am absolutely ecstatic about Adrianna Robles joining us as THINK Together’s first High School QAC !!!," says Bill Fennessy, THINK Together’s Director of High School Programs. "Adriana’s experience and expertise as a QAC will add an important level of support across our program, making us an even stronger Team. Her contribution will be crucial in our goal of 'High School Program World Domination.' "
During the summer months, high school students in the THINK Together summer programs at Century and Valley High Schools in Santa Ana participated in workshops sponsored by The Orange County Performing Arts Center and The Broadway League (Taking Broadway to the Heights) and then saw a performance of the Tony award-winning Broadway musical "In The Heights" at The Center.
See the report as broadcast on SAUSD's Education Channel.
Julie Ryan (aka Julie Holland) has taken the job of Regional Operations Analyst in Orange County. Julie has worked at Carver Elementary (Santa Ana) for the past 7 months, and has worked with students for over 10 years. Julie received her Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Fine Art from Brigham Young University in Hawaii, where she grew up. Julie is a newlywed and is excited to assist THINK Together with collecting student data.
THINK Together is serious about helping kids achieve!
THINK Togetheris making a difference in the lives of more than 100,000 California students. The non-profit organization's trained staff, dedicated volunteers and generous donors are providing extended learning time programs (after-school, summer learning, small group tutoring, early literacy, etc.) and resources to help these kids, their families and their communities achieve. Our programs, generally free for at-risk students and low-income families, are predominately available at public school sites across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and now Sacramento Counties.