Cradle-to-Career Education Reform Network (C2CERN)

Cal State East Bay and Hayward Unified School District bring district leaders and staff in partnering HUSD schools to coordinate professional development, data analysis, community partnerships, and coordinated services to support families and children in South Hayward from the moment they enter kindergarten to postsecondary completion. 

Lead Agencies:

About C2CERN

HPNs collaborative is centered around three Networks, each of whom oversees a set of GPRAs (Government Performance Results Act) within each cradle-to-career segment. Network meetings are used for HPNs partners to develop a shared language and mutually reinforcing activities and build opportunities for collaboration.


HPNs collaborative partners also monitor their solutions (program-level) by measuring the number of participants, how well the program was implemented, and equity outcomes. Over 7,005 (duplicated) students were served in 2021 through C2CERN partner solutions.


ELN GPRAs and Solutions:

  • GPRA 2.1 and 2.2:
    Percentage of students (3rd - 8th grades and 11th grade) who met or exceeded standards on the CAASPP Math and English test.
    • Solutions:
      • After School Academic Enrichment (Hayward Unified School District)
      • Coordination of Services Teams (COST) (Hayward Unified School District)
      • Family Education Program (City of Hayward)
      • Pipeline to College: Middle to High School (Chabot College)
      • Pipeline to College: High School to College (Chabot College)
      • TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) (Chabot College)
      • Transition to Middle: 7th Rising Summer Academy (formerly Elementary to MS Transition Program) (Hayward Unified School District)
      • Transition to High: 9th Rising Summer Academy (Hayward Unified School District)
      • English Learner UIM Supports (Hayward Unified School District)
      • Promise Interns (Cal State East Bay)
  • GPRA 3.1 and 3.2: Average daily attendance rate of students in 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade and Chronic absenteeism rate (missing 10% or more of school days) of students in 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade
    • Solutions:
      • Pipeline to College: Middle to High School (Chabot College)
      • TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) (Chabot College)
      • Summer Youth & Sports Program (Chabot College)
      • Child Welfare and Attendance Outreach (formerly Attendance Supports) (Hayward Unified School District)
      • Coordination of Services Teams (COST) (Hayward Unified School District)
      • Transition to Middle: 7th Rising Summer Academy (formerly Elementary to MS Transition Program)(Hayward Unified School District)
      • Transition to High: 9th Rising Summer Academy (Hayward Unified School District)
      • Parent Ambassador Specialists (La Familia Counseling Services)
      • Community Clinician (La Familia Counseling Services)
  • GPRA 4: HPN High School Graduation rate (four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate)
    • Solutions:
      • Business Engagement Middle and High School (Eden Area ROP)
      • Case Management, Credit Recovery (Eden Area ROP)
      • Credit Recovery (Hayward Unified School District)
      • English Learner UIM Supports (Hayward Unified School District)
      • Student Success Coaches (Cal State East Bay)
      • Promise Interns (Cal State East Bay)
  • GPRA 5.1 and 5.2: Percentage of HPN High School graduates who enroll in a two-year or four-year college or university within 16 months after graduation and Percentage of HPN High School graduates who graduate from a two-year or four-year college or university within 150% time
    • Solutions:
      • Pipeline to College (HS to College) (Chabot College)
      • TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) (Chabot College)
      • Student Outreach and Registration (SOAR)(Chabot College)
      • Bridge to College MS/HS (formerly High School/College Dual Enrollment)(Chabot College)
      • C&I Articulation Alignment Leadership and Learning Community (Cal State East Bay)
      • Student Success Coaches (Cal State East Bay)
      • Promise Interns (Cal State East Bay)
      • Teacher/Educator Pipeline (Chabot College)
      • Early Childhood Development Program (Chabot College)
      • Adult Career Technical Education (Eden Area ROP)
  • GPRA 8: Student mobility rate (K - 12th grade)
    • Solutions:
      • Community Leadership Initiative (Cal State East Bay)
      • Community Resident Engagement Specialists (CRES) (Cal State East Bay)
  • GPRA 9.2: Percentage of parents or family members who report talking with their child (9th-12th grades) about the importance of college and career
    • Solutions :
      • Adult Career Technical Education (Eden Area ROP)
      • Pipeline to College: High School to College (Chabot College)
      • Family Education Program (City of Hayward)

C2CERN has led key initiatives before and during the COVID-19 pandemic that have been responsive to community needs. Below are some examples of solutions coordinated with HPNs participating agencies and community leaders: 

  • Graduation and Credit Recovery Initiative: HPNs partner and district staff are working together to expand credit recovery opportunities for Tennyson High School students to address credit deficiencies, early intervention, and mentorship. 
  • College and Career Initiative: HPNs partner and district staff are developing strategies and practices to build college and career-going mindsets for children starting in Kindergarten.
  • Attendance Interventions: HPNs partner and district staff are working with elementary school partners to support students impacted by COVID-19 and missing school. Interventions include school-wide initiatives, counseling services, and COST referrals.

Families: How to access services

If you live in the Tennyson-Harder area of South Hayward or have children that attend an HPN partner school (Glassbrook ES, Tyrrell ES, or Ruus ES) in South Hayward, you may reach out to your school’s Family Engagement Specialist. Additional programs and services will be listed in the HPN calendar. 

Partners: How to get involved

To participate in C2CERN, you must be an agency or individual interested in supporting equity outcomes for children and families in South Hayward or partnering HUSD schools, commit to attending a monthly meeting, and support coordinated initiatives. 

  • "Now, I’m a Medical Assistant. I know my kids are very proud of me." - Guadalupe Perez, HPNs Community Advisory Board Member

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