Media Advisory – CPTP Gala

Contact Name: Diana Williams, Director of Communications
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Center for Collaborative Education’s Community Partnerships for Teacher Pathway Gala

Local media is encouraged to schedule interviews with those available before, during and after the event. A limited number of press passes are offered for those who can attend in person. We ask that you not reserve a pass if you cannot commit to attending.

Please contact Diana Williams to schedule interviews in advance and to request press passes. Those approved for a pass can also opt to reserve a time for interviews on the event day.


The Center for Collaborative Education’s (CCE) Community Partnerships for Teacher Pathway (CPTP) program is celebrating its third year with an October gala featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Patrick Camangian. The gala celebrates the progress and impact of the project as well as the more than 400 student participants, teacher mentors and community partners committed to strengthening the pathways to teaching as well as the profession itself.

Date, Location and Time 

Tuesday, October 3rd
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
111 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, California 90802


The Center for Collaboration (CCE) replaces failed factory models with an innovative approach that partners schools with the communities that house them, leading to improved community voice and ownership as well as increased educational equity to ensure student success and community prosperity. CPTP is an exploration program that’s a part of CCE’s educator pathways.

The following individuals will be available for interviews:

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Patrick Camangian

From CCE

Dr. Oscar Santos
Executive Director

Yvonne Ribas
Director of Programs

From Rio Hondo College

Lea Martinez

Emily Ramizzini

Dr. Don Miller

From Cerritos College

Dr. Jose Fierro

Colleen McKinley

Sue Parsons

Dionne Gibson

From El Camino College

Yadira Arellano