The CCC4IS is coordinated by our Chairperson, Kristen Kent. The CCC4IS meets on the third Thursday of every month. Our members includes representatives from affiliate organizations. If you are interested in attending meetings, or getting involved with CCC4IS-sponsored events, please contact us! We always welcome new ideas, effort, and energy!
CCC4IS started as a Community Advisory Board (CAB) to provide guidance on a Social Action Research project initiated by Elizabeth J. Meyer, an Assistant Professor in Cal Poly's School of Education. Initial projects were developed to support the implementation of two new California laws: Seth's Law (bullying prevention) and the FAIR Education Act (curricular inclusion of LGBT people and people with disabilities). When the School Success and Opportunity Act (supporting transgender youth in schools) was passed, it was also incorporated into the work of the coalition. The work of the CAB was so successful, that the members decided to develop the CCC4IS to create self-sustaining, community-based projects that were independent of, but aligned with the original action research project proposed by Dr. Meyer. For information about our affiliated organizations click here.