Jess and Jess sit down to talk with Dayna Chung, the co-founder of Community Equity Collaborative, a grass roots organization based in the Bay Area, that works to raise awareness on the profound effects supporting Early Childhood has on the future citizens of our country and the teachers who serve them.
This is an interesting conversation that centers first and foremost on the incredible importance of allocating time and resources for our youngest learners, and how CEC works to get people out of poverty into a place of employment and empowerment through programs such as systems navigation, providing meals for families and supporting those who need to earn credits with childcare while learning, and then job placement when appropriate.
This is an inspiring initiative that was born out of a book club that started in an effort to face two women's own white privilege and has set a precedent that is changing teachers' and students' lives in the most impactful ways.
Meet Our Guest: Dayna Chung!
Dayna Chung blends global experience with community organizing. From coaching business executives to creating teacher pipeline programs to consulting with nonprofits, she is passionate about empowering women and children while advocating for greater equity, inclusion and justice.
Dayna has worked with international companies in business communications, training and organizational development. Having spent more than six years in Asia, she has a track record for organizing and leading cross-cultural and multi-disciplined teams. As a consultant with Larcen Consulting Group, Dayna partnered with companies to manage change and develop individual and team performance.
Dayna is also an Organizing Member of nonprofit organization Community Equity Collaborative, which advocates for equity in education through programs ranging from teacher pipelines for early learning educators to K-12 school breakfast initiatives. She is involved with several Early Childhood Education initiatives such as the Child Care Partnership Council of San Mateo County (Member, Workforce Committee), the Menlo Park City School District Early Learning Center (Advisory Board Member), and Foothill College’s Child Development and Education Advisory Board (Member).
Dayna graduated Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors in International Studies from Butler University. She holds an MBA in International Management from the University of London.
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