A True Collaborative Effort

 

The Big Lift was launched by the Peninsula Partnership Leadership Council (PPLC), a coalition of government, education, nonprofit, foundation and business leaders committed to improving the health and well-being of the children and youth in San Mateo County.  The PPLC first developed a bill of rights for the children and youth of San Mateo County that was later adopted as a statewide resolution.  Then the group turned its attention to making the bill of rights actionable in San Mateo County, focusing on the inflection point of third grade reading proficiency and its link to children’s success.  The PPLC named this initiative “The Big Lift.”

 
 

The Big Lift Leadership

Anne Campbell
San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools 

Carole Groom
President, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

Erica Wood
Chief Community Impact Officer, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

 

Strategy & Facilitation

Jane Gardner & Joe Rodriguez
Harbour Strategic Consulting

 

Program Implementation & Evaluation

Jean-Marie Houston
Director, Early Learning Support Services, San Mateo County Office of Education

Diana Harlick
Coordinator, Early Learning Quality Improvement Initiatives, San Mateo County Office of Education

Avo Makdessian
Director, Center for Early Learning, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Jessica Mihaly
Initiative Officer, Social Innovation Fund, Center for Early Learning, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

TBD
Grants Coordinator, Social Innovation Fund, Center for Early Learning, Silicon Valley Community Foundation  

The RAND Corporation

 

Finance Committee

Carole Groom
Sponsor, President, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

Arne Croce
Co-Chair, Executive Director, Peninsula Family Service

John Maltbie
Co-Chair, County Manager, County of San Mateo 

Lauryn Agnew
Founder, Bay Area Impact Investing Initiative 

Michael Brownrigg
Managing Director, Total Impact Advisors

Anne Campbell
San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools 

Julie Cates
Partner, Silicon Valley Social Venture

Bob Falkenberg
Partner, Silicon Valley Social Venture

Cheryl Fama
CEO, Peninsula Health Care District

Michael Garb
Chair & Commissioner, First 5 San Mateo County

Rod Hsiao
Founder & CEO, InPlay

James Higa
Executive Director, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

Kitty Lopez
Executive Director, First 5 San Mateo County

Lee Michelson
CEO, Sequoia Healthcare District

Marcia Pade
Partner, Silicon Valley Social Venture

Mark Wilson
Partner, Silicon Valley Social Venture

Erica Wood
Chief Community Impact Officer, Silicon Valley Community Foundation