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Thank you to everyone who participated in Toward a Shared Vision, 2021!

All individual session recordings from the event are available to watch on GIA’s YouTube page, and on this page. You can also view an event recap blog post on our news feed. We look forward to seeing you again in 2022!

Day 1 – Thursday, September 16


9:00am – 10:30am

Opening Welcome and Keynotes

Carlos Ayala

CEO at Growing Inland Achievement

Welcome to Toward a Shared Vision 2021

Leona Christy

CEO at Catalyst:Ed

Racing Against Time: 5 Principles for Effective Equity-Centered Leadership

Tessa CArmen De Roy

President at California College Guidance Initiative

Harnessing the Transformative Power of Student Data and Engagement Tools


10:50am – 11:30am

GIA Board Fireside Chats

GIA’s Board of Directors motivates and empowers regional stakeholders to “think regionally” and be active participants in collective impact work to support student success from cradle to career.

Featuring Kim Wilcox & Sheila Thornton

Featuring Diana Z. Rodriguez & Paul Granillo

Featuring Tomás Morales


11:50am – 12:30am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Early college credit & Dual Enrollment

Developing Early Collge Credit & Dual Enrollment Strategies for Student Success

Enrollment Capacity

Enrollment Simulation Tool & Supporting Research


College App

Identifying Adult Prospects Based on Intent & Preference



1:50pm – 2:20pm

Ignite Sessions


Stories of network collaboration and success


2:20pm – 2:50pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions


PART I. A deep dive into GIA’s Action Network Teams (ANTs). Facilitated by ANT members.

Equity ANT

Advising & Transfer ANT

College & Career Readiness ANT


3:10pm – 3:40pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions


PART II. A deep dive into GIA’s Action Network Teams (ANTs). Facilitated by ANT members.

Financial Aid ANT

Returing Adults & Professional Education ANT

Day 2 – Friday, September 17


9:00am – 10:00am

Student Voices

Inland Empire students share their experiences, hopes, and fears


10:20am – 11:00am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions



With Made by Change & 305 Education Group

Career Education Map Tool

With Mike Goss & Shehzad Bhojani

Cal-Soap Financial Aid

With Summer Steele & Matthew Elder


11:20am – 12:00pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions


Cradle to Career Roadmap

With John Massie

Advanced Number Sense (math resources)

With Susan Addington

Community College student voice

With Sorrel Stielstra, Angelica Ibarra, & Yvonne Olivares


12:15pm – 1:30pm

Lunch and Closing Fireside Chat

Connie Leyva

California State Senator, 20th District

College Affordability and Access for Inland Empire Students. Facilitated by Catalina Cifuentes of the Riverside County Office of Education.

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