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Join us Saturday, April 12 from 9am-12pm at Carmela Elementary, 13300 Lakeland Rd, Whittier, CA 90605 for the third annual Whittier Area Resource Fair that THINK Together and South Whittier School District host to bring resources and wellness to the community and highlights the South Whittier School District. This year’s events


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“The Baldwin Park Unified School District values our partnership with THINK Together,” said Assistant Superintendent Chris Dennis. “We consider our partnership as a school within a school and one that has brought us the highest quality of after school program.”

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Welcome to the Los Angeles County page. In our county, we offer extended learning and tutoring programs. On this page, you will get to know our team, learn about job openings and stay on top of what’s happening with the schools and students we serve. In Los Angeles, we have relationships with 12 separate school district partners each with unique focus areas for alignment. In our county, we are serving more than 18,000 students per year at 83 school sites from South Los Angeles to the Eastern San Gabriel Valley. Our extended learning time programs support students in grades K through 12 with academically oriented after school programs, small group tutoring and summer programs employing more than 400 employees and 786 volunteers. For more information please call 562-236-3831.

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THINK Together’s Reach in Los Angeles County

Office Addresses

West Covina Office
1730 W. Cameron Ave., Suite 200
West Covina, CA 91790
Phone: (626) 373-2311
Fax: (626) 373-2318

Santa Fe Springs Office
12070 Telegraph Rd., Suite 107
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: (562) 236-3831
Fax: (562) 236-3835

History

THINK Together has been operating programs in Los Angeles County for more than five years and has strong data to support the effectiveness of our programs in the districts we serve.

Our Team

Los Angeles County is served by 102 full time staff members including a general manager and 84 site coordinators and more than 400 part-time program leaders.  We strongly believe in growing our employees and hiring high quality staff from the communities in which they serve.

 

Ken Geisick, Ed.D., Chief Educational Services Officer, leads the LA-West Covina Region, supervises and leads Field Operations, oversees High School ASSETS Programs, and Early Literacy in addition to collaborating with leadership within the organization and external partners to design and build an educational consulting division.  Prior to joining THINK Together, Dr. Geisick spent 20 years in K-12 education, where he served as a high school teacher in San Jose, CA, a middle school principal in Stockton, CA, and a high school principal in Riverbank, CA.  Most recently, he served as superintendent of Riverbank Unified School District.  He also presents nationally to teams of school and district administrators on system-wide initiatives to address adolescent literacy and develop instructional leadership.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University, a master’s in education from San Jose State University and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from the University of the Pacific.

 

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Ed Carlson, Director of Regional Operations, leads the LA-Santa Fe Springs Region. Ed joined THINK Together in 2007 as a middle school site coordinator in Pomona Unified School District then promoting to Quality Assurance Coach and Trainer in the Foothill Region in 2008. He moved to the Los Angeles Region in 2010 as a Senior Quality Assurance Coach. He brings to his work a passion for positive youth development and a strong background in leadership and relationship building. In 2012, Ed received the Whittier Area School Administrators Award for his work and leadership in partnering with local community agencies and school districts in the Whittier area to bring much needed academic and other holistic resources for families. Ed has more than 15 years of experience in youth development, education, and leadership. He holds a B.A. from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, and is pursuing his Master’s in Organizational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University.

Volunteers

Volunteers are critical to the success of our programs. We are always looking for energetic and positive people and organizations who want to volunteer one day or longer term. We have more than 780 current volunteers for THINK Together in Los Angeles who provided 32,000 hours of service for us last year.  For more information please click, here.

Leadership Council

In order to be truly successful, developing partnerships with key community stakeholders is a must. To that end, we have assembled a Leadership Council that will help us to connect with the community, develop a strong local donor base and advise on local issues.

Alan Arkatov
President, Changing.edu

Brigitte Bren
Attorney and Education Advocate

Jorge Delgado
President, ValueSat, LLC

Sen. Martha Escutia (Ret.)
The Senators Law Firm

Lynda Boone Fetter
Principal, Samuelson & Fetter, LLC

Fran Inman
Sr. Vice President, Majestic Realty Co.

Gilbert Ivey
Chief Administrative Officer
Metropolitian Water District of
Southern California

Lupe Valdez
Director of Public Affairs
Union Pacific Railroad

Barbara Wachsman
Director, Health Management
The Walt Disney Company

Careers

If you are dedicated to improving educational outcomes and are willing to work hard to make that happen, THINK Together may be the right place for you. Our fast-paced environment is on the forefront of educational innovation and offers tremendous opportunity for enrichment and advancement. Our organization has grown exponentially over the last 10 years and we remain on that trajectory today. If you love kids and want to roll up your sleeves and work, check out our Careers page.

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Azusa USD

Baldwin Park USD

Bassett USD

Covina-Valley USD

Duarte USD

East Whittier City SD

El Rancho USD

Little Lake City SD

Los Nietos SD

Lynwood USD

Montebello USD

Mountain View SD

South Whittier SD