New regional management to take charge of 24 schools and more than 2,000 students.

SANTA ANA, Calif., June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Think Together, California leading nonprofit provider of academic improvement, expanded learning, and after-school programs, today announced the promotion of Richard Tran, M. Ed. to the organization’s Bay Area general manager. Tran has over 16 years of experience in the expanded learning space and most recently served as Director of Programs and Operations at Think Together. Riverside County region, one of the organization’s largest service areas.

Richard Tran, M. Ed. as the new Bay Area General Manager

think together named Richard Tran as General Manager of the Bay Area. Think Together will also hire 2,000 people this fall.

In her new position, Tran will lead a team of more than 200 site and administrative employees working to support 2,292 students enrolled in after-school and expanded learning programs at 24 schools in Newark Unified School District, Newark Unified School ‘Alum Rock and the San Jose Unified School District. He will also work with private foundations and funders to increase private funding and lead program innovation.

“Richard’s leadership skills have allowed him to rise quickly through the ranks and we are thrilled to have him leading our Bay Area,” said the Founder and CEO of Think Together. Randy Bart. “With a rich career in expanded learning ranging from program management to curriculum development, community outreach and beyond, Richard is uniquely positioned to oversee Think Together’s Bay Area programs. .”

In addition to Tran’s appointment, Think Together’s Bay Area is seeking to fill administrative and site-level positions in all three districts and nearly 2,000 positions statewide. Candidates of all levels of experience are encouraged to apply for positions ranging from summer program managers to administrative support, computer technicians and early childhood education specialists.

Site staff, such as program managers and site coordinators, work directly with students in a classroom setting. These jobs offer flexibility with shifts typically done during the hours after the school day and are ideal for: students looking for a career in education and social services, semi-retired people looking for extra income and parents looking for flexible part-time work depending on their child’s needs. schedules.

“We are looking for talented people who are passionate about working with students to guide them through creative pursuits, fitness and a rewarding curriculum,” said the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition. holly perry. “Many of our leadership team started at the site level and were promoted from within. Richard is a great example of how someone can find their passion and career path to leadership by starting at community level.

The hiring spree comes as Think Together prepares for another monumental summer backed by a record-breaking expanded learning investment from $5 billion by 2025 by the State of California. It’s part of a set $123 billion investing in K-12 systems to support student learning recovery and reinvent education and expanded learning solutions for every student in the state.

In addition to expanded learning programs, Tran will work with Yecenia Cardenas, Mr. Ed, Executive Director of Early Learning and School-Age Programs, to implement plans to expand early learning programs in the Bay Area. Currently, the Think Together region is offering a full day of bilingual preschool education for children ages 3-4 at Alum Rock Unified with plans to nearly double the number of students served.

About Think Together
Think Together partners with schools and communities to pursue equity and excellence in education for all children. As a nonprofit organization, Think Together innovates, implements and scales academic solutions that change the odds for hundreds of thousands of California students. Think Together program areas include early learning, after-school services, academic support services, and leadership development for teachers and school administrators. For more information, call (888) 485-THINK or visit



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