California EPFP Fellows will:

  • Understand concepts related to public policy development and implementation;
  • Be familiar with California's executive, legislative and budget processes;
  • Understand different needs, vantage points, goals and objectives in the state's education systems, agencies, and non-profits;
  • Be "system thinkers" and understand the interconnectedness of K-12 and postsecondary education;
  • Be aware of current approaches to improve student learning, progression, and success in both K-12 and higher education;
  • Belong to a network of colleagues across systems and in state-level policymaking; and
  • Possess the knowledge, skills and connections to effectively move into new roles.

The 2019-20 application period is now closed.

If you would like to be notified when the 2020-21 period opens, please contact Terra Thorne.



California EPFP 2019–20

Seminar 1: October 18-20, 2019, Kellogg West, Pomona

Seminar 2: February 7-9, 2020, Asilomar, Pacific Grove

Washington Policy Seminar (Optional): March 22-25, 2020, Washington, DC

Seminar 3: May 1-3, 2020, Granlibakken, Tahoe

For more information, contact:
Terra Thorne, California EPFP Director



Current Fellows