BAC Connect! Reunion Mixer & Alumni Panel
Reconnect with your former cohort, learn about new careers and passion and forge new connections.
This event is hosted by the Bachelor of Arts Completion (BAC) Program for BAC Alumni. For more information and to follow the buzz, like us on Facebook!
RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/BACconnect
Invite your cohort members!
You may wonder: "What is BAC Connect?" It's an opportunity to reconnect with your former cohort, forge new connections with other graduates and expand your network, and learn of career paths and passions!
Christina Olague a Latina activist, moved to the Bay Area from the Central Valley in the early 80's. She was attracted to the cooler weather, art scene and tolerant attitudes of the Bay. She lived in a farm laborer camp until the age of 15 and was inspired to act politically based on witnessing many injustices. In 2004 she completed her BA at CIIS. She served on the San Francisco City Planning Commission for 7 1/2 years and the Board of Supervisors for 1 year. Recently she returned to CIIS as a student in the ICP program. She continues to work in the community on issues related to economic and social justice.
Kathleen Casela has been an advocate for at-risk and homeless transitional age youth for over ten years. She currently resides in Sacramento and originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Kathleen’s knowledge, expertise and personal lived experience as an emancipated foster youth has allowed her to utilize her voice in her commitment to making a positive change within the public systems. Kathleen also has experience in project management, coordination, facilitation, policy, advocacy and curriculum development. She has been a member of several committees both local and statewide including: Honoring Emancipate Youth, Transitional Youth Task Force, California Youth Connection, California Youth Empowerment Network and the Services Committee, a subcommittee of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. She is currently the Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Coordinator for the United Advocates for Children and Families working on a statewide mental health project with individual counties to raise awareness and address mental health stigma.
Home Nguye is an educator, leadership consultant and executive coach with experience working in diverse cultures and settings. He facilitates transformative learning and leadership retreats for corporate professionals and educators, integrating mind and body awareness practices with psychology and scholarly research.
If you would like to act as a table host for a career field, please let us know by emailing vpalafox [at] ciis.edu
Career tables include:
3) Performing Arts/Artists
6) Therapy/Social Work/Coaching
Reconnect with what motivated you when you completed your degree, inspire others, and be inspired by what's possible!
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