Center for Collaborative Solutions

As those involved in California's afterschool field know, you would have to look long and hard to find more highly acclaimed and experienced afterschool experts than Andi Fletcher and CynDee Zandes! These two afterschool leaders have now teamed up to bring you practical advice and coaching, through regular Columns on this website, that will help you with the enormously challenging and rewarding work of creating and sustaining a high quality afterschool program.Here are CynDee’s and Andi’s Inaugural Columns on:

Hiring the Right People For the Right Reasons

Andi Fletcher…

When I was hired as the first director Sacramento START, one of California’s pioneering afterschool programs, the most pressing issue was how to hire the best possible people in the shortest possible time – a challenge many of you are facing right now. Click here for more..

CynDee Zandes…

Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, sums up the importance of hiring the “right” staff when he says, “If we get the right people on the bus, the right people in the right seats and the wrong people off the bus, then we’ll figure out how to take it [the bus] someplace.” (Pg. 41) Click here for more...

Articles of Interest

CCS and its team of experts have written many important articles covering key topics from sustainability to staff development as a resource for afterschool programs. To download our articles, please click on the appropriate title below. More articles are coming soon!

Also available are handouts that can be customized to a particular program. To download our handouts, please click on the appropriate title.

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