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. In 2011, CCPY was selected for a site visit by the U.S. Attorney General's office on their tour of California's program that prevent crime, protect the safety of our communities, and ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to improve their lives and fulfill their potential.
Our VisionAt-risk adolescents receive the mentoring and life-skills needed for high school graduation and a successful life beyond.
Our ValuesIntegrity: We acknowledge integrity as a necessity in building a cohesive community. Our activities, services, and programs are consistent with our mission, compatible with our organizational capacity, and are carried out with the highest level of ethics and professionalism.
Accountability: We are accountable, personally and organizationally, for the outcomes of our decisions and actions.
Commitment: We are committed to our youth and will not abandon them in their efforts to self-improve and become life-long learners. We are committed to practicing and role-modeling our values and supporting each other in supporting our youth in reaching their goals. We are committed to both excellence and improvement in everything we do.
Teamwork: We maximize our effort and impact by working together as a team. We create alliances, solicit and respond to feedback, and embrace the sharing of ideas, knowledge, and experience. Dignity – We treat all people equally and fairly. We respect and value the different cultures, experiences, and perspectives that are the foundation of our community and our organization.
2013-2014 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)
- Jeff Bornefeld, Executive Director, CCPY; San Jose Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force Member Policy & Technical Teams; Board Member Global Partners for Youth
- Mike Bui, Co-founder Harmon Pathway Sustainable Builders; Principal, Equity One Real Estate
- Stacy Burd, Sales Manager West, JetBlue Airways; Former CCPY Mentor.
- Marijo Franklin, Founder, California Leadership Center.
- Shadie Nirou, Infrastructure Program Manager, Cisco Systems
- Michael Ofstedahl, Technology Executive
- Ivon Rodriguez B.A. Education, San Jose State University; CCPY Program Graduate, and Former CCPY Mentor
- Dr. Victor G. Garza, Jr., Director of Student Life, Evergreen Community College
- 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.
CCPY was founded in 1999 by Marijo Franklin and Jeff Bornefeld In memory of Kevin Franklin, Marijo's son. Kevin was a bright young man, but like many youth, got involved in drugs and dropped out of high school. In 1984, a group of his peers dared him to walk a beam over a power plant, and bowing to peer pressure, he fell and was electrocuted. His tragic, avoidable death was a reminder of the unnecessary losses that families and communities face on a daily basis.
Deciding to do something to help other youth and families avoid similar losses, Marijo raised funds to start CCPY, and with Jeff, started the incredible work of saving young lives and fostering closer family ties. The CCPY program includes parent involvement because of a deep belief that if parents knew how to listen and talk to their teens there would be fewer lost youth - fewer Kevins.