Camino Nuevo Charter Academy


CNCA, PNEDG & GNLA Board Retreat

Date and Time

Thursday September 14, 2023 at 10:45 AM


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.


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Directors Present

C. Garcia Alvarado, D. Gidlow, E. Lopez, F. Jimenez, G. Flores, R. Arenas, T. Powers

Directors Absent

J. Hernandez, J. Ortega, L. Jennings

Directors who arrived after the meeting opened

F. Jimenez

Directors who left before the meeting adjourned

C. Garcia Alvarado

Guests Present

A. Abich, J. Cohn, S. Herrera

I. Opening Items


Call the Meeting to Order

D. Gidlow called a meeting of the board of directors of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy to order on Thursday Sep 14, 2023 at 10:52 AM.


Public Comment

There was no public comment. 



T. Powers welcomed new board members and D. Gidlow, provided the agenda for the meeting. 

II. Connect and Align on Goals


Connect and Align on Goals

D. Gidlow, provided the agenda to connect and align on goals. 

III. Bringing Strategic Priorities to Life


Bringing Strategic Priorities to Life

A. Abich, led discussion on how to bring strategic priorities to life. 

IV. Recess For Lunch



The meeting recessed for lunch at 12:00

F. Jimenez arrived at 12:00 PM.

V. Spreading the Word


Spreading the Word

A. Skrumbis, Director of Development,  led a discussion on spreading the word. 

VI. Refining Success Equation


Refining Success Equation

D. Gidlow, led discussions on alternatives to the success equation. 

C. Garcia Alvarado left at 2:00 PM.

VII. Break



The meeting recessed for break.

VIII. Setting Goals for the Board


Setting Goals for the Board

T. Powers, led groups into setting goals for the board. 

IX. Closing Items



A. Abich, closed the meeting with last remarks and action plans. 


Adjourn Meeting

There being no further business to be transacted, and upon motion duly made, seconded and approved, the meeting was adjourned at 4:52 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
E. Lopez