The CCC4IS is coordinated by a Steering Committee comprised of the 2 CCC4IS co-chairs and 4 committee chairs. The steering committee meets approximately 6 times per year. The Community Advisory Board (CAB) meets quarterly and includes representatives from all affiliate organizations.The four committees: Advocacy, Education, Youth Action, and Public Relations meet on a regular basis to accomplish projects aligned with the mission of the CCC4IS. Anyone interested in getting involved with the CCC4IS is invited to contact the co-chairs. Our committees 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.