Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

CNCA, PNEDG & GNLA Board Retreat

Published on September 12, 2023 at 6:11 PM PDT

Date and Time

Thursday September 14, 2023 at 10:45 AM PDT


Ethos Society Koreatown

3435 Wilshire Blvd, 14th Floor

Los Angeles, CA  90010

This meeting is open to the public at the Ethos Society Koreatown, 3435 Wilshire Blvd, 14 Floor., Los Angeles, CA 90010. 

The board meeting is also accessible at every CNCA Campus via teleconference connection:

CNCA Burlington 697 S. Burlington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90057

CNCA Kayne Siart 3400 W. 3rd Street., Los Angeles, CA 90020

CNCA Jose A. Castellanos 1723 W. Cordova St., Los Angeles, CA 90007

CNCA Jane B. Eisner 2755 W 15th St., Los Angeles, CA 90006

CNCA Sandra Cisneros 1018 Mohawk St., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Members of the public who wish to address the Board may make public comment at any of the meeting locations. Public comments are limited to 2 minutes each. The Board Chair has the discretion to modify the amount of time allotted for public comment if they deem it necessary. Brown Act regulations restrict the Board from discussing or taking action on any subject presented that is not on the agenda.


The CNCA Board can also be contacted via email at


      Purpose Presenter Time
I. Opening Items 10:45 AM
  A. Call the Meeting to Order   David Gidlow 1 m
  B. Public Comment   David Gidlow 5 m
  C. Welcome   Tamara Powers 4 m
II. Connect and Align on Goals 10:55 AM
  A. Connect and Align on Goals Discuss Tamara Powers and David Gidlow 20 m

Board members will connect with one another and align on goals of the board retreat.

III. Bringing Strategic Priorities to Life 11:15 AM
  A. Bringing Strategic Priorities to Life Discuss Adriana Abich 45 m

Board members will internalize the 2023-2024 Strategic Priorities and clarify what they will look like in action.

IV. Recess For Lunch 12:00 PM
  A. Lunch 60 m
V. Spreading the Word 1:00 PM
  A. Spreading the Word Discuss Amber Skrumbis 45 m

Board members will prepare themselves to share highlights of our program as a way to enlist friends and funders.

VI. Refining Success Equation 1:45 PM
  A. Refining Success Equation Discuss David Gidlow and Adriana Abich 90 m

Board members will generate alternatives to our “Success Equation” that honor what we’ve learned about college and career pathways.

VII. Break 3:15 PM
  A. Break FYI 15 m
VIII. Setting Goals for the Board 3:30 PM
  A. Setting Goals for the Board Discuss David Gidlow, Tamara Powers, and Eric Heggen 60 m

Board members will refine our own long-term aspirations and year-long goals.

IX. Closing Items 4:30 PM
  A. Closing Discuss Adriana Abich 29 m

Board members will recap next steps and reflect on the day

  B. Adjourn Meeting Vote David Gidlow 1 m