Tuition for this 10-month program is $1200. Some financial assistance is available based upon demonstrated need. Tuition may be paid by the participant or by an employer, business, professional firm, club or organization.
The goal of this session is to explore some of the issues facing families, children and the elderly in the San Ramon Valley. Through the fieldwork and class discussions, the program participants will discover what resources are available to address these issues, as well as identify how to access these resources. It is also a day in which volunteer opportunities with non-profit human services providers are discussed. Day Chairs: Kathy Chiverton (lead), Andy Li, Sumita Bhandari, and David Behring
This session presents an overview of local government and its relationship to other governmental bodies. Students receive first-hand experience in civic leadership by campaigning and running for public office in a mock city council election. Opportunities are provided throughout the day to interact with current and former public office holders as well as public service administrators. One of the goals of the program, and this session, in particular, is to familiarize the class with methods of effecting change through the governmental process. The class also elects its class council members, mayor and vice mayor during this class. Day Chairs: Newell Arnerich (lead), Bill Clarkson, and Sridhar Verose
This session explores the important topics of housing and transportation and the need for regional planning to address these challenges. Day Chairs: Lauren Barr (lead), Robert Combs, David Behring, and Sridhar Verose