Our Team

Geoff Albert, CCSI's Director of Community Engagement
Juan Rivas, Pacific Oaks Student Intern

CCSI's mission is to work alongside communities to identify systemic inequities, facilitate support and resources as well as advancing impactful and meaningful change

The Leadership Council serves as the advisory body for the Collaborate PASadena initiative

Pasadena Unified School District 
Kim Kenne, Board of Education
Brian McDonald, Superintendent
Elizabeth Blanco, Chief Academic Officer

City of Pasadena 
Victor M Gordo, Mayor
Carla Hegwood, Coordinator, Office of the Young Child

Los Angeles County Office of Education
John Lynch, Community Schools Specialist (PHS)

Natasha Mahone

Higher Education
Mitch Aiken, California Institute for Technology

Faith-based Organizations
Eric Johnson, Director of Partnerships & Collaborations, STARS & New Abby Church

Non-Profit/Community-based Organizations
Mo Hyman, Executive Director, College Access Plan (Leadership Council Chair)
Lidia Carlton, Director Of Community Education, Planned Parenthood Pasadena & SGV

Fiscal Sponsor - Pacific Oaks College CCSI
Johanna Atienza, Associate Vice President Advancement & External Relations
We partner with many community organizations and others doing great work in
Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre.