Dr. Laurie Scolari
Dr. Scolari currently serves as the Director of the Our Children, Our Families Council, a citywide collective impact project for San Francisco. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Education at University of San Francisco. Previously Dr. Scolari was the statewide Director for the California Community College Linked Learning Initiative (CCCLLI) for the Career Ladders Project, under the Chancellor’s Office for California Community Colleges. Previously, Dr. Scolari served as the Dean of Counseling and Student Support Services at City College of San Francisco for six years. In that capacity, she spearheaded several successful data-driven initiatives aimed at improving the transition of high school students of color into the community college with sustainable results. Her work in this area has received wide attention from several policy driven initiatives, including the national Communities Learning in Partnership (CLIP) grant funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Scolari’s work entitled, “You Can’t Point Fingers at Data” Cross-agency Collaboration and Shared Data from a Community Perspective was recently published by Harvard Education Press. Dr. Scolari also previously worked at UC Santa Cruz for ten years and held several positions including the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) Director, Gaining Early Awareness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) Director, and Associate Director of the Educational Partnership Center.