Educational and Public Service Organizations
AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. AdvancED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that drives education improvement through research and innovation, policy and advocacy, technology and accreditation. AdvancED conducts rigorous, on-site school Engagement Reviews of Pre-K through 12 schools and school systems to help educators and their communities ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While our expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in accreditation, AdvancED is committed to help schools improve. We offer a suite of comprehensive school improvement tools and services as a part of the eProve platform. Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, we serve as a trusted partner to over 34,000 schools and school systems across the United States and 71 other nations. Visit us online at advanc-ed.org for more information.
We are a college and career readiness system centered on engaging professional learning that shows educators how to increase student engagement, promote classroom collaboration, and activate deeper levels of learning in their classrooms with practical, immediately useful tools and instructional strategies. AVID helps educators shift their beliefs about teaching and learning, allowing them to cultivate a growth mindset both for themselves and their students.
We provide high quality technical education to men and women who seek a rewarding career in the sheet metal and HVAC industry through our joint apprenticeship programs. The contractor members of the California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors (CAL SMACNA) and the craftperson members of the Sheet Metal, Air Rail and Transportation Unions' (SMART) work together to design, construct and maintain advanced HVAC systems for schools that place a premium on energy efficiency and enhanced indoor air quality. Our goal is to create and ensure a learning environment that is healthy, high performing and comfortable for students and teachers alike. Our pool of contractors and professional craftpersons will make all of the difference when it comes to delivering work on education facilities that is safe, on-time and within budget.
We train thousands of plumbers, steamfitters, sprinklerfitters, welders and HVACR technicians in union sponsored and State and Federal Government accredited programs throughout California.
We provide a career for highly skilled craftspeople. Electrical workers receive their training through local joint apprenticeship training centers utilizing a standardized education program supported by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). This model education partnership produces a highly skilled and trained workforce equipped to meet the demands of the customer.
Through awareness, education and action, the mission of EP Save A Life is to influence families, educators, policy makers and the medical community to recognize the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest in youth and the importance of preventative heart screenings, cardiac emergency response plans in schools and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) with CPR/AED trained staff anywhere youth congregate. Founded in 2010, the foundation has provided nearly 28,000 free youth heart screenings and placed 42 AEDs and counting in youth communities. The foundation also sponsored the Eric Paredes Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act, which specifies prevention training for California coaches and cleared-to-play protocol for parents and students participating in school-sponsored athletic activities. The Act is part of the 2019 Revised Heath Education Framework.
We are the voice of the $150+ billion industry responsible for bringing power & communications to buildings & communities throughout the U.S. NECA promotes & supports the union electrical contracting industry through advocacy, education, research & standards development. NECA contractors are equipped to meet the demands of their customers through sustainable construction and energy management solutions. The IBEW is a leader in the electrical industry. IBEW electricians are highly skilled & trained in the latest technologies with a focus on quality & safety.
Pathways Management Group is a Charter Management Organization (CMO) operating award winning charter schools for under-served and disadvantaged youth with locations in California and throughout the United States.