Governance

Citizens of the World Los Angeles is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors who are deeply engaged in the strategic governance and management of our schools. Our Board meets once a month, and meeting locations rotate among the three schools.

In 2014, the Board of Directors of CWC Los Angeles developed a five-year strategic vision. View the strategic vision.

Board Members

Josh McLaughlin, Board Chair and Parent Representative
Jmclaughlin@cwclosangeles.org

Josh McLaughlin serves as both Citizens of the World Los Angeles Chair and parent representative to our Board of Directors. Josh, along with his wife Stacey, initially became involved with CWCH in 09-10 as Founding Parents prior to CWCH opening its doors. In his time away from CWCH, Josh is the Executive Vice President of Peter Chernin Entertainment. McLaughlin was formerly co-head of the motion picture division of The Mark Gordon Company where he produced the critically acclaimed film Talk To Me starring Don Cheadle and written/directed by Kasi Lemmons. Mr. McLaughlin began his career as an assistant at The Gersh Agency and later worked as a Creative Executive at The Mutual Film Company. In his role as a film executive, Josh is constantly working towards bridging both the creative and business sides of the industry in order to execute large-scale projects. In much the same way, Josh has been excited to lend that same expertise and skill-set to Citizens of the World Los Angeles, where there is ongoing and important work to make the inspiring philosophy and creative vision of our school sustainable for years to come.

Heather McManus, Vice Chair
hmcmanus@cwclosangeles.org

Heather McManus is currently the principal of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy–Harvard. Prior to this current role, she spent three years as assistant principal. Ms. McManus originally moved to Los Angeles as a Teach For America Corps Member in 2005. As a teacher, Ms. McManus taught middle school English at the Foshay Learning Center. Under her leadership as assistant principal and principal, CNCA Harvard has grown over 125 points, from an overall API of 740 to 868. Additionally, the special education API has grown over 200 points, to 714 over the past two years. In 2010, CNCA Harvard was awarded the Effective Practices Incentive Community Gold Gain award for the achievement of students over time. Of the more than 180 national schools competing for the recognition, CNCA Harvard was ranked sixth overall in value add for reading and ranked first overall for value add in mathematics. During her past two years as school leader, CNCA Harvard has also been awarded the Title 1 Academic Achievement Award twice, been named a California Distinguished School, and received a six-year WASC Accreditation term. Ms. McManus was born and raised in Michigan and earned degrees in English, Psychology, and Secondary Education from the University of Michigan. She received her Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from California State University, Northridge.

Rick Esquivel, Member
resquivel@cwclosangeles.org

Rick Esquivel serves as Principal of eCALS High School a school in Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) network. Originally from the Central Valley, Rick attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Upon graduating from UCSB, Rick joined Teach For America – a national teaching corps that recruits undergraduates to commit two years to help close the educational gap in our nation’s most underserved schools. After realizing a strong need for passionate and empathetic educators, Rick decided to continue providing students with meaningful learning experiences as a middle school science teacher, instructional coach and assistant principal in South Los Angeles. Most recently, Rick served as the Founding Principal for Larchmont Charter Middle and High School – an academically high performing K-12 charter school whose mission is to serve a racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse group of students. Rick holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Loyola Marymount University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from California State University, Northridge. Rick will also be pursing a doctorate degree from USC starting this fall. He attributes his aspirations to the students he meets everyday and considers himself fortunate to be working towards securing their promising futures. For fun, Rick enjoys hiking and cycling around LA.

Stacey Rossley Staples, Secretary and Treasurer, Parent Representative
srstaples@cwclosangeles.org

Stacey Staples is committed to improving education access and equity, with a focus on helping organizations secure the resources they need to fulfill their missions. Prior to joining the Board of Directors of Citizens of the World Charter Schools, Los Angeles, Stacey served as Development Director for KIPP LA Schools. She has worked for several other education and nonprofit organizations, including the Joseph Drown Foundation and College Match. Stacy holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College.

James Rosenblatt, Member & Parent Representative
Jrosenblatt@cwclosangeles.org

Jamie Rosenblatt has spent over 15 years in the entertainment industry working as an award winning actor, writer and producer. He received his BA from Duke University and his Masters from the prestigious American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He is a Founding Parent for Citizens of the World Silver Lake/Echo Park and has been involved in numerous non-profits. He is a co-founder of the Los Angeles based charity Support the Cure, spent four years as a board member of the Silver Lake Independent Jewish Community Center, and currently serves as Treasurer for the Alumni Board of the American Conservatory Theater. He spent the first year of Citizens of the World Los Angeles ‘s existence co-creating and co-chairing the Parent Action Committee that allowed the parents and administration to work together more effectively. He is also the co-owner and founder of H2R Productions here in Los Angeles.

Ina Barish, Member & Parent Representative
ibarish@cwclosangeles.org

Ina Barish is a corporate attorney licensed to practice law in California and New York. Ina’s career includes experience as in-house counsel in New York and California and as an associate at major law firms in New York. While in New York, Ina served as in-house counsel to Carl C. Icahn and provided legal support in the founding and operation of the first Icahn Charter School in the Bronx. Since its founding, the organization has expanded to seven schools located in New York City. Ina was born and raised in the Bronx and holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University. Ina and her husband have a daughter and are residents of Marina del Rey.

Carl Christopher, Member
cchristopher@cwclosangeles.org

Carl is a Senior Consultant at  Education First. His work supports education leaders in developing systems that promote capacity building, sustainability, quality school options and effective school governance. He also helps foundations and philanthropists design and execute effective grant-making strategies.Carl’s commitment to education comes from the fact that he is more than an optimist, he is a believer. A believer in what is possible for kids, adults, organizations and communities when we provide equitable access to high-quality public education. Before joining Education First, Carl was a Program Officer at the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, where he helped to lead the planning and development of Georgia’s Opportunity School District, as well as the launch of a citywide initiative to increase the growth of high-quality public schools in Los Angeles. Previously, Carl served as Senior Director of Operations and Impact at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.Carl holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from UC San Diego. He also is an alumnus of the Broad Residency in Urban Education. Carl enjoys running, boxing and golf in his spare time, and loves spending time cheering for the Denver Broncos with his wife and two kids.

And a special thanks to our former board members.

Brian C. Johnson

Jessica Castillo

Derrick Chau

Yvette King-Berg

Samantha Johnston

Craig Tessler

Gene Straub

 

2016-2017 Regular Meetings of the Board of Directors

August 17, 2016: CWC Hollywood- 1316 N. Bronson, Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

September 21, 2016: CWC Mar Vista- 11561 Gateway Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064

October 19, 2016: CWC Silver Lake TK-5- 5616 Carlton Way., Los Angeles, CA 90028

December 7, 2016: CWC Silver Lake 6-8- 221 S. Juanita Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004

January 18, 2017: CWC Mar Vista – 11561 Gateway Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064

February 15, 2017:  CWC Hollywood- 1316 N. Bronson, Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

March 22, 2017: CWC Silver Lake TK-5- 5616 Carlton Way., Los Angeles, CA 90028

April 19, 2017: CWC Mar Vista- 11561 Gateway Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064

May 24, 2017: CWC Silver Lake 6-8- 221 S. Juanita Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004

June 21, 2017: CWC Hollywood- 1316 N. Bronson, Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Transparency Resolution (English)

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Transparency Resolution (Spanish)

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Board Minutes & Meeting Materials

March 2017-Regular Meeting of the Board

CWC LA March 2017 Board Agenda

CWC LA February 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes

CWC LA Enrollment and Lottery Delegation

CWC LA Revised UCP 

CWC LA Side by Side Cash Flow

CWC LA Second Interims

CWC LA Dashboard and Financial Analysis

February 2017-Regular Meeting of the Board

CWC LA February 2017 Board Agenda

CWC LA December 2016 Special Meeting Minutes

CWC LA January 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes

CWC LA Promotion and Retention Policy

CWC LA Side by Side and Cash Flow

CWC LA Dashboard and Financial Analysis

CWC LA 16-17 Trimester 2 Report

State Budget Update

VTD-CWC Engagement Letter

January 2017-Regular Meeting of the Board

CWC LA January 2017 Board Agenda

CWC LA December 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes

CWC LA December 2016 Special Meeting Minutes

CWC LA Dashboard and Financial Analysis

CWC LA Side by Side and Cash Flow

CWC LA 2015-16 Audit

CWC LA January 2016 Fundraising Projection

CWC LA School Wellness Policy Revision for 2016-17 Family Handbook

CWC LA Food Services Procurement Policies and Procedures

CWC LA Safe-Zone Resolution

NWEA Presentation

2017-18 Budget Development Timeline

LCAP Progress Monitoring (2016-17) and Input/Development Timeline (2017-18)

December 2016-Special Meeting of the Board

CWC LA December 2016 Special Meeting Board Agenda

Revised Resolution to Approve Material Revision 

December 2016-Regular Meeting of the Board

CWC LA December 2016 Board Agenda

October 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

2015-16 Audit

December 2016 Fundraising Projections

Mar Vista 2017-18 Lottery Form

Family Handbook 2016-17 Revisions

Promotion and Retention Policy 

CWC Side by Side Budget

CWC Side by Side Cash Flow

Financial Dashboard and Analysis

October 2016-Regular Meeting of the Board

CWC LA October 2016 Board Agenda

September 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

August 2016 Monthly Financials

August 2016 Cash Flow

Audit Committee Resolution

Silver Lake-English Learner Master Plan

Mar Vista-English Learner Master Plan

Hollywood-English Learner Master Plan

CWC Sick Leave Policy

CWC Westside Petition 

CWC Westside Proposed Budget

CWC Westside Appeal Resolution

CWC Westside-LACOE MOU

September 2016-Regular Meeting of the Board

CWC LA September 2016 Board Agenda

March 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

April 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

May 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

June 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

August 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

2015-16 Unaudited Actuals

Fundraising Projections

Resolution on Tenant Improvement Loan

Resolution on Working Capital Loan

CWC LA Attendance Policy

CWC LA Field Trips and Excursions Policy

CWC LA Administration of Medication Policy

CWC LA Education for Homeless Children and Youth Policy

CWC LA Education for Foster Youth Policy 

CWC LA Student Freedom of Speech/Expression Policy

CWC LA Independent Study Policy

CWC LA 504 Policy

August 2016-Regular Meeting of the Board

CWC LA August 2016 Board Agenda

March 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

April 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

May 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

June 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

July 2016 Special Board Meeting Minutes

T3 Report

Family Handbook

Grade Level Side-by-Side Cash Flow

Cash Flow Analysis

 

July 2016-Special Meeting of the Board

CWC LA July 2016 Board Agenda 

CWC LA July 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

 

June 2016

June 2016 Board Agenda

June 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

May 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

March 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

April 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

June 2016 Fundraising Forecast

2016-17 ExED Management Services Contract

2016-17 ExED Invoice Processing Schedule

2016-17 ExED CALPADS Contract

EPA Spending Plan

Board Delegation – Lunch Vendor

2015-16 Spring ConApp – Silver Lake

2015-16 Spring ConApp – Mar Vista

2015-16 Spring ConApp – Hollywood

2016-17 CWC LA Enrollment Packet

2016-17 CWC LA Volunteer Handbook

2016-17 CWC LA Employee Handbook

2016-17 CWC LA Fiscal Policies

2016-17 LCAP – Hollywood

2016-17 LCAP – Silver Lake

2016-17 LCAP – Mar Vista

CWC LA Financial Board Analysis

CWC LA Grade Level and Side by Side Cash Flow

May 2016

May 2016 Board Agenda

April 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

March 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

CWC LA Financial Dashboard Analysis

CWC LA Grade Level and Charter Side-by-Side and Cash Flow

CWC LA March 2016 Proposed Minutes

CWC LA Board Calendar 2016-17

Delegation to Sign PWB CapEx Loan

April 2016

April 2016 Board Agenda

CWC LA March 2016 Proposed Minutes 

CWC LA February 2016 Proposed Minutes Revised

CWC LA April 2016 Fundraising Forecast

CWC LA Board Delegation Facility Contracts

CWC LA Delegation to Sign Lease 

CWC LA Grade Level and Charter Side by Side and Cash Flow

CWC LA Financial Dashboard and Analysis

Waiver Request J13

CWC LA Waiver J13

March 2016

March 2016 Board Agenda 

CWC LA_February 2016 Proposed Minutes

CWC LA_Financial Dashboard and Analysis

CWC LA Grade Level and Charter Side by Side and Cash Flow

SY16 Educator Effectiveness Plan CWC #2 Silver Lake

SY16 Educator Effectiveness Plan CWC #3 Mar Vista

SY16 Educator Effectiveness Plan_CWC Hollywood

CWC LA Uniform Compliant Policy

CTC Declaration of Need Application

ConApp Winter 2015-16_Certified_CWC#3 Mar Vista

ConApp Winter 2015-16_Certified_CWC#2 Silver Lake

ConApp Winter 2015-16_Certified_CWC Hollywood

March 2016 Fundraising Forecast

 

February 2016

February 2016 Board Agenda

January 2015 Board Minutes

TK Resolution

TK Memo

CWC LA Grade Level and Charter Side by Side and Cash Flow

CWC LA Financial Dashboard and Analysis – 2015.12

CWC LA 2014-15 Tax Returns

VTD-CWC 2015 and 2016

February FundraisingForecast

SY16 Education Effectiveness Plan

 

January 2016

January 2016 Board Agenda

CWC LA December 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

Compliance Tracker and Resolutions for Jan 2016 Board Meeting

CWC LA Volunteer Handbook

CWC LA SIS Selection Criteria Report

CWC LA Financial Dashboard and Analysis

CWC LA Grade and Charter Side-by-Side Report and Forecast 2015.11

CWC LA January 2016 Fundraising Forecast

Proposed Budget Development and LCAP Process

 

December 2015

December 2015 Board Agenda

CWC LA July 2015 Special Board Meeting Minutes 

CWC LA November 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

Compliance Tracker

Resolutions for Dec 2015 Board Meeting

CWC LA Master Schedules

CWC LA Financial Dashboard, Analysis, and Check Register 2015.10

CWC LA Grade and Charter Side-by-Side Report and Forecast 2015.10

2015-16 Employee Handbook

December2015.FundraisingForecast

CWC LA Long-Term Planning

 

November 2015

November 2015 Board Agenda

CWC LA July 2015 Special Board Meeting Minutes

CWC LA October 2015 Board Minutes

CWC LA Financial Dashboard and Check Register 2015.09

CWC LA Side by Side Report 2015.09

CWC LA Cash Flow Forecast 2015.09

CWC LA 2014-15 Audit

Board Resolution re LOC draw

Jury Duty Policy

November 2015 Fundraising Forecast

 

October 2015

October 2015 Board Agenda

CWC LA July 2015 Special Board Meeting Minutes

CWC LA August 2015 Board Minutes

CWC LA August 2015 Special Board Meeting Minutes

CWC LA September 2015 Board Minutes

EL Master Plans

Family Handbook 2015-16 – English

Family Handbook 2015-16 – Spanish

Line of Credit

Lottery Forms for 2016-17 School Year

October2015.FundraisingForecast

CWC LA Grade Level and Charter Side by Side Report 2015.08

CWC LA Cash Flow Forecast 2015.08

 

September 2015

CWC LA September 2015 Board Agenda

CWC LA Board Training – Brown Act

CWC LA Board Training – Safe Harbor Agenda for Closed Sessions

CWC LA Data Sharing Contract Board Policy

CWC LA 07.2015 Financials

CWC LA August 2015 Board Minutes

CWC LA August 2015 Special Board Meeting Minutes

CWC LA July 2015 Special Board Meeting Minutes

CWC LA 2015-16 Revised and Board Approved Budget 

CWC LA 2015-16 Revised Budget and Variance

CWC LA 2014-15 SBAC Analysis

CWC LA 2015-16 Revised Budget

CWC LA Fundraising Projections Sept 2015

CWC LA Vacation and Sick Leave Policy

 

August 2015 – Special Meeting of the Board

CWC LA August 2015 Board Agenda

CWC LA Special Meeting Minutes

CWC LA August 19, 2015 Board Minutes

CWC LA Grant Agreement

CWC LA Board Resolution

 

August 2015

CWC LA August 2015 Board Agenda

CWC LA Special Mtg Minutes

CWC LA Financial Dashboard and Check Register

CWC LA School Side by Side Report

 

July 2015

CWC LA_Board Agenda_7_15_15

x. CWC Board Resolution – Material Revision CWC Hollywood

x. CWC Board Resolution – Material Revision CWC Mar Vista

x. CWC Board Resolution – Material Revision CWC Silver Lake

x. CWC LA June 2015 Board Minutes – draft-2

x. CWC LA_7_15_15_Special Mtg_Agenda

 

June 2015

CWC LA June 2015 Board Agenda

CWC LA May 2015 Board Minutes

CWC Hollywood ConApp Spring 2014-15

CWC Mar Vista ConApp Spring 2014-15

CWC Silver Lake ConApp Spring 2014-15

CWC LA Credit Card Limits

CWC LA Dashboard and Financial Analysis

CWC LA School Side-by-Side Report and Cashflow

CWC LA Fundraising Forecast June 2015

CWC LA EPA Funds 2015-16

ExED Contract 2015-16

ExED CALPADS Contract 2015-16

ExED Invoice Processing 2015-16

 

May 2015

CWC LA May 2015 Board Agenda

CWC LA School Side-by-Side Report and Cashflow

May 2015 Fundraising Forecast

CWC LA Dashboard, Notes, and CR

CWC LA Board Delegation

CWC LA April 2015 Board Minutes

403(b) Plan Proposal

CWC LA 15-16 Budget May Board Meeting

 

April 2015

CWC LA Board Agenda_4_22_15

CWC LA Board Minutes_3_25_15_proposed

CWC LA Financial Dashboard, Notes, and Check Register 2015.02

CWC LA Side-by-Side and Cashflow Forecast 2015.02

April2015_FundraisingForecast Rev Summary

 

March 2015

CWC LA Board Agenda_3_25_15_proposed

CWC LA Board Minutes_2_25_15_proposed

CWC LA Side-by-Side and Cashflow Forecast 2015.01

CWC LA Dashboard, Notes, and Check Register 2015.01

CITIZENS OF THE WORLD 2013 – For Public

March2015_FundraisingForecast

VTD Audit Engagement Ltr

 

February 2015

CWC LA Board Agenda Proposed 2_25_2015 (1)

CWC LA Board Minutes_1_28_15_proposedCWC LA Financials December 2014

CWC LA Financials December 2014

CWC LA Fianncials Side-by-Side and Cashflow Forecast December 2014

Fundraising Report February 2015

Resolution for add account signors PWB bank

Resolution for add account signors CCU credit card

Proposed budget & LCAP stakeholder input timeline

CWCS_CWC LA Licensing Agr_Addendum

CWC LA_Bd Responsibilites_Jan 2015

CWC LA Bd & Candidate Matrix_2_2015_final

CWC LA_Bd Candidate_Summaries_2_2015_final

CWC LA Bd candidates resumes_2_2015 (2)

 

Regular Meeting of the Board

July 2014

August 2014

September 2014

October 2014

November 2014

December 2014

January 2015

February 2015

March 2015

April 2015

May 2015

June 2015

 

Special Meetings of the Board

June 9, 2014

June 11, 2014

June 18, 2014

August 6, 2014

 

2014-2015 Regular Meetings of the Board of Directors

Date: Location

August 6, 2014: 5620 De Longpre Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

August 20, 2014: 5620 De Longpre Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

October 1, 2014: 1316 N. Bronson, Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

October 22, 2014: 11561 Gateway Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

November 19, 2014: 11561 Gateway Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

December 17, 2015: 11561 Gateway Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

January 28, 2015: 1316 N. Bronson, Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

February 25, 2015: 5620 De Longpre Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

March 25, 2015: 11561 Gateway Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

April 22, 2015: 1316 N. Bronson, Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

May 27, 2015: 5620 De Longpre Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

June 24, 2015: 1316 N. Bronson, Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

August 19, 2015: 11561 Gateway Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

 

Organizational Documents

FY 2014-2015 Approved Budgets (all schools)

FY 2013-14 Financial Audit

CWC Hollywood, Original Charter Petition

CWC Hollywood Charter Renewal Petition

CWC Silver Lake, Original Charter Petition

CWC Silver Lake Material Revision

CWC Mar Vista, Original Charter Petition

CWC Mar Vista_Material Revision

CWC Hollywood Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

CWC Silver Lake Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

CWC Mar Vista Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

SSD Plan 2014-15

EPA Expenditures and Resolution

CWC Los Angeles Family Handbook

CWC Los Angeles Employee Handbook