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Brief History


ASAPconnect launched in 2008 as California After School Technical Assistance (CASTA). The original vision for the organization was to build the capacity of Technical Assistance (TA) Providers to better support the diverse needs of 4,500 expanded learning programs (before school, after school, and summer learning) across the state. It was developed under the auspices of the Cooperative Research and Extension Services in Schools Center at UC Davis.


In 2010, ASA Pconnect moved its operations to the Santa Clara County Office of Education in San Jose, CA


In 2022, ASAPconnect found its current home at the Foundation for California Community Colleges…

Meet our team

diego arancibia

Diego Arancibia

Executive Director

  • strategic
  • activator
  • futuristic
  • maximizer
  • connectedness
julie sesser

Julie Sesser

Senior Director

  • individualization
  • communication
  • restorative
  • empathy
  • strategic
Julie Groll

Julie Groll


  • learner
  • connectedness
  • strategic
  • belief
  • responsibility
Melea Meyer

Melea Meyer

Senior Specialist

  • intellection
  • connectedness
  • maximize
  • futuristic
  • input
frances vasquez

Frances Vasquez


  • achiever
  • positivity
  • relator
  • arranger
  • maximizer

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