Who We Are
In 1999, we launched an unparalleled program fostering a trust based culture of personal and community accountability that would empower teens to learn and succeed in East San Jose, where over 50% of Hispanic students typically drop out of high school. CCPY was founded in honor of Marijo Franklin's son, Kevin.
Today, CCPY is a top-rated youth intervention program in the East Side Union High School District, and a partner in the City of San Jose?s strategy for gang and dropout prevention. Our program achieves a 90% success rate of keeping teens in school, the critical factor that leads to a better quality of life, improved family relationships, higher earning potential, and meaningful contribution to community and society. CCPY was honored by the U.S. Attorney General?s office for success in preventing crime, protecting the safety of our communities, and ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to improve their lives and fulfill their potential.
2013 Board of Directors
- Dr. Guido Arnout, President. CEO Mission Therapeutics, Inc.
- Dan Moser, Vice President. Superintendent of East Side Union High School District (retired)
- Mike Curran, Treasurer. Director Emeritus, NOVA Workforce Board.
- Dennis Reker, Secretary. GSBI Mentor, Santa Clara University Center for Science, Technology & Society; Nonprofit Management Consultant; Intel Corporation (retired)
- Stacy Burd, Sales Manager West, JetBlue Airways; Former CCPY Mentor.
- Dr. Victor G. Garza, Jr., Director of Student Life, Evergreen Community College.
- Ivon Rodriguez Undergraduate, San Jose State University, Education; CCPY Program Graduate, and Former CCPY Mentor
- Michael Ofstedahl, Technology Executive.
- Marijo Franklin, Founder, California Leadership Center.
- Jeff Bornefeld, Executive Director, CCPY; San Jose Mayor?s Gang Prevention Task Force Member Policy & Technical Teams; Board Member Global Partners for Youth
- Pattie Cortese, Community Advocate.
- Dana Bunnett, Executive Director of Kids in Common.
- Victor Garza, Sr., Chair/Co-Founder of La Raza Roundtable; Chair of Southwest Key Programs.
- Raul Colunga, Co-Founder & Co-Chair of La Raza Roundtable; Former Chairman, Santa Clara County Equal Employment Opportunity Council.
- Ralph W. Schardt, Executive Director of The Michael Lee Environmental Foundation, Environmental Educator.
- Dick De La Rosa, Former Coordinator of San Jose Mayor?s Gang Prevention Task Force.
Staff and Key Volunteers
Jeff Bornefeld, Executive Director; Liset Morales, Hilda Morales, Amanda Bunnell, Griselda Galindo, Pattie Cortese, Jan Carothers, Nicole Branscome, Tom & Karen Ryan, Mary Beth Train, Betty Nelson, Sandy Thana, Step-Ahead peer mentors, Evergreen Community College - Enlace peer mentors, and the Global Partners for Youth (GPY.org) staff, Ade Faison, Claudette Faison, Tavo Sastre, and Bubba Murnan.