2019 CCSA Conference Sponsor Acknowledgement

Thank you to the sponsors of the 26th Annual California Charter Schools Conference. These partners play a critical role in making this an exceptional event. Learn more about how they are serving charter schools below and be sure to visit them in the Exhibit Hall Sponsors’ Circle onsite in Sacramento!

Booth #1100
PO Box 969
Weimar CA, 95736
916.880.3464 (PH)
530.637.5701 (FX)

CharterSAFE is a nonprofit solely dedicated to protecting California charter schools by providing expertise in group insurance, safety, risk management and human resource consulting. We serve leaders of the charter community in need of comprehensive, proactive plans to keep their schools safe and secure.

Founded in 2004 and owned by our charter school members, CharterSAFE is the hands-on insurance and safety expert enabling leaders to focus on what they do best—running excellent schools. Statewide, we partner with more than 275 members in keeping over 890 school facilities safe and sustainable financially, reputationally and physically.

Be safe. Feel safe. Learn more at or contact us at 888.901.0004 or

CCSA Advocates
1017 L Street, Suite 141
Sacramento CA, 95814
916.202.8365 (PH)

California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) Advocates is the political and advocacy companion organization to CCSA. CCSA Advocates is committed to building and sustaining a favorable political environment for charter school authorization and operation in California. Our work is anchored in a dual mission—elect public officials who recognize charter schools as essential and legitimate partners in California public education, and catalyze California’s vibrant charter sector of parents, teachers, and students to hold elected leaders accountable.

We strive to enhance public discourse about charter schools in California and increase awareness about the contributions of the charter school movement through collective action, storytelling, parent and community organizing, leadership development, and candidate training. We work to ensure equitable access to a quality public education for all California students by protecting charter schools as a viable option.

District & County School Board Races
• CCSA Advocates is committed to reigning in pre-regulation and other unsound authorizing practices through the endorsement and election of thoughtful school board members who employ evidence-based decision-making under the law.

Legislative Races
• CCSA Advocates endorses and supports legislative candidates who are committed to protecting charter schools as a viable option.

Statewide Ballot Measures & Funding Initiatives
• CCSA Advocates monitors and advocates for and against ballot measures and state bonds that impact the charter sector.

Local Funding Initiatives
• CCSA Advocates works with school boards and district administration to ensure charters are treated equitably under local funding initiatives.

To learn more about our work, visit

Expatiate Communications
Booth #1101
3016 E Colorado Blvd, #70652
Pasadena CA, 91107
310.363.0349 (PH)

Expatiate Communications is a Professional Education Management Consultancy Firm located in Pasadena, California. Led by former directors of special education, we bring over 110 years of combined special education experience to close the achievement gap for students with disabilities.

As part of its commitment to students with disabilities, Expatiate brings change by providing actionable plans, service delivery, revenue generation, professional development, leadership development, legal assistance as well as operational expertise to all of its clients. Working closely with SELPAs and CDE, Expatiate delivers critical and
cost effective programmatic support for all LEAs as well as charter schools.

At its core, Expatiate creates sustainable changes for instructional efficacy which are driven by data mining and analyses for both traditional school districts as well as charter schools.

Young, Minney & Corr, LLP
Booth #1011
655 University Avenue, Suite 150
Sacramento CA, 95825
916.646.1400 (PH)
916.646.1300 (FX)

Young, Minney & Corr, LLP is proud to be California’s most experienced, knowledgeable, and respected law firm working in the unique area of charter school law. As a leader in charter school representation since the passage of California’s Charter Schools Act of 1992, YM&C offers expertise in every facet of charter school creation, expansion, and operation including charter petitions, MOUs, incorporation, employment and labor law, board governance, facilities, special education, student discipline, audits, litigation, policy development and more.
We pride ourselves in working hard and getting results for our clients, hiring only the most qualified, charter school dedicated legal professionals who listen carefully and provide an honest assessment of your situation. While our goal is to prevent disputes and resolve conflicts before they escalate into litigation, our litigation team has successfully defended hundreds of charter schools and established critical legal precedent protecting charter school rights.

With experience representing more than half of California’s charter schools and statewide organizations, we use our expertise to solve your existing challenges and prevent future challenges. YMC will tailor its legal strategies to best fit the goals and objectives of your School. Our philosophy is simple: Deliver value, ensure results. For more information, please visit us at

Charter School Capital Inc.
Booth #900
222 SW Columbia, Suite 1750
Portland OR, 97201
503.803.6767 (PH)
503.803.6767 (FX)

Charter School Capital is proud to deliver access to growth capital and facilities financing to charter schools nationwide. In the past 10 years, Charter School Capital has invested more than $1.8 billion to 600+ charter schools, helping them provide a high-quality education to more than 1,000,000 students across the country.

Our team works with charter schools to budget and plan for current needs and future growth – whether your school requires operational capital, growth funding, or facilities expansion. We partner with our clients so they can focus on what’s most important – educating students.

Booth #1110
2338 Port Aberdeen Place
Newport Beach CA, 92660
949.244.1679 (PH)

With over 115 years of raising capital for communities, Ziegler is a recognized leader in the educational sector throughout the U.S. We continue that tradition with our dedicated services to the national charter school market. Ziegler provides its charter school clients with capital for financing new construction, refinancing existing debt or advising on future developments. As one of the few financial services firms in the country that has a dedicated team of charter school finance professionals, Ziegler can offer unbiased advice to help advance your mission.

Booth #1105
462 7th Ave, 21st Floor
New York NY, 10018
877.274.3390 (PH)

PEX, a New York fintech company founded in 2006, is a platform provider of next generation corporate card and expense management solutions for Charter Schools. Schools maintain control of their money through use of the PEX Visa® Prepaid Card by issuing cards to employees, supplying funds, and limiting where staff can spend, as needed. The PEX Admin desktop site, Admin and Cardholder mobile apps provide up-to-the-second access to manage and oversee employee spending. PEX APIs are available to enterprise clients who need to enable spending for many employees. Today, PEX services thousands of businesses nationwide across a wide variety of industries.

Booth #914,910,818
PO Box 340580
Sacramento CA, 95834
888.392.3928 (PH)
855.392.3939 (FX)

CharterLIFE is the only statewide health Trust created specifically by and for charter school people. CharterLIFE members enjoy the many advantages of pooling staff, buying power, networking, customized wellness programs and other valuable resources. Please contact our specialist at 1.888.392.3928 or email for more information on how you can start benefiting!

EdTec Inc.
Booth #904
1410A 62nd Street
Emeryville CA, 94608
510.663.3500 (PH)
510.663.3503 (FX)

EdTec provides best-in-class business, operations, and performance services to charter schools. Our team of experts supports schools across all stages of development:

Create: Charter Petition Development, PCSGP Support
Launch: Pre-Launch Services, SIS Selection, Board Development
Operate: Back-Office Services, EdTec School Portal
Perform: LCAP, CALPADS, Achievement Analysis, School Software
Thrive: Charter Renewal, WASC, Grant Writing, Strategic Planning, Board Development

EdTec’s mission is to drive quality in the charter school movement by providing the people, expertise, and systems that equip school leadership with operational support, business insights, and performance analyses to promote effective decision-making. Stop by Booth 904 to meet our team!

BB&T Capital Markets
Booth #803
1880 Century Park East, Suite 400
Los Angeles CA, 90067
704.954.1542 (PH)

Our Education Finance Group provides comprehensive capital structure planning and execution for charter schools, private K-12, public and private colleges and universities, student housing facilities, and private secondary schools. With a robust bond distribution platform and the resources of one of the nation's strongest financial institutions, we serve the needs of this sector with focus and expert execution. With the experience and focus of our professionals, we understand how to navigate challenging financial markets while providing ongoing guidance and support to ensure the long-term success of our clients.

Piper Jaffray & Co.
Booth #811
800 Nicollet Mall, Suite 1000
Minneapolis MN, 55402
612.303.1776 (PH)
612.303.6966 (FX)

Piper Jaffray is a national leader in charter school finance and has long been a leader in California public finance with offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Orange County. In the past five years, we have provided permanent, long-term fixed rate financing for over 100 charter schools. Piper Jaffray has financed acquisitions, new construction, renovations and equipment for charter school facilities. Integral to our approach is that our focus is not simply the execution of the transaction at hand, but rather the delivery of continuing, superior client service and the establishment of enduring, long-term relationships.

Booth #902
111 N Jackson St #202
Glendale CA, 91206
310.935.1574 (PH)

As a preferred provider, CompTherapy partners with schools to offer quality educational related services and staffing solutions. Related Services can be rendered in-person and virtually.

Staples Business Advantage
500 Staples Drive
Framingham MA, 01702
508.253.0000 (PH)
508.253.0000 (FX)

Staples Business Advantage helps California Charter Schools make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded services and easy ways to shop – in stores, online, via mobile or through social apps. Staples Business Advantage caters to mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers by offering a one-source solution for the products and services they need, combined with best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and a state-of-the-art ecommerce site.

Booth #1103
210 University Blvd., Suite 460
Denver CO, 80206
303.270.6335 (PH)
303.270.6339 (FX)

Baird is proud to partner with charter schools in California and nationwide, creating innovative financing solutions for charter school facilities and capital project funding. Baird’s National Charter School Group has assisted charter schools and CMO’s on over 185 charter school financings, obtaining $4.2 billion in funding for construction, land purchase, renovations, refinancings, and other capital projects. These financings have been accomplished utilizing tax-exempt and taxable bond issues, New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs), and other long-term financing sources. Baird celebrates charter school successes by enabling continuation and expansion of facilities for important work in educating our future generations.

EPR Properties
Booth #802
909 Walnut Street, Suite 200
Kansas City MO, 64106
816.472.1700 (PH)

EPR Properties provides financing solutions for the development and acquisition of charter school facilities. EPR Properties understands that safe, attractive, purpose-built facilities are vital to the success of your school. As leaders in the financing of charter schools, we’re able to meet your unique needs, including land acquisition and new construction, property acquisition and renovation, and acquisition of existing schools with leases already in place. We provide 100% of the financing and are 100% committed to bringing your school to life on time, on budget, and with passion.

Visit to learn more.

Alliant Insurance Services
Booth #800
1301 Dove Street, Suite 200
Newport Beach CA, 92660
949.260.5096 (PH)
619.699.2127 (FX)

With a history dating back to 1925, Alliant Insurance Services is one of the nation's leading distributors of diversified insurance products and services. Operating through a national network of offices, Alliant provides property and casualty, workers' compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to more than 26,000 clients nationwide.

Alliant developed the Charter Schools Insurance Program to meet the insurance and risk management needs of America's diverse community of charter schools. As the fastest-growing sector of public education in the United States, charter schools require a cutting-edge approach to insurance that shares their commitment to flexibility, innovation, and independence.

School Pathways LLC
Booth #1112
181 Commercial Street
Portola CA, 96122
866.200.6936 (PH)
530.831.8800 (FX)

School Pathways Personalized Learning Student Information System (PLSIS™) is a Responsive, Adaptive, and Integrated educational data technology solution for traditional, alternative, independent study and personalized learning educational models. PLSIS™ is an easy to use web-based system that uses a Real Time Access Model and is rich in reporting and anomaly resolution. Added features make it a complete system from online student registration to electronic document archiving with digital signatures. The PLSIS™ personalizes education to meet the needs of students, staff, and schools. Contact us today for a personalized solution for your school! One student information system, multiple solutions!

Altus Schools
10170 Huennekens Street
San Diego CA, 92121
858.678.3900 (PH)

Altus Schools share the philosophy of putting students first in education. Our schools focus on increasing student achievement, creating prototypes for educational reform, and improving the quality of life for students, their families, and their communities. A hallmark of Altus Schools is a commitment to continuous improvement and excellence through innovation and visionary leadership. The individuals who make up Altus Schools are deeply invested in offering a superior experience. Our nonprofit, State-funded, free public schools redefine how teachers teach and students learn! Together we are Transforming Lives!

Delta Managed Solutions
Booth #801
1451 River Park Drive, Suite 180
Sacramento CA, 95815
916.649.6461 (PH)
916.244.0307 (FX)

DMS is an employee-owned charter school business services firm. We provide a comprehensive set of back-office, administrative, and financing services to charter schools throughout California, assisting them in meeting the complex operational and compliance hurdles of successful charter school operation. Our 100% in-house superior service and cost-effectiveness results from qualified staff with a strong customer service focus and technology which allows you 24/7 access to your school’s financial information. Building long-term relationships matters and our 95% client retention rate proves it!

RBC Capital Markets
Booth #1015
2398 East Camelback Road, Suite 700
Phoenix AZ, 85016
602.381.5371 (PH)
602.381.5380 (FX)

RBC Capital Markets is a full-service investment banking firm with a group that specializes in financing charter school facilities. RBC Capital Markets has financed over 150 charter school projects for more than 100 organizations raising over $3 billion. The RBC Capital Markets Charter School Finance Group assists charter schools with navigating the entire bond finance process; from developing a plan of finance, to assembling and coordinating a financing team and, finally, to financing execution and funding. RBC Capital Markets finds solutions to the capital funding challenges faced by charter schools.

Hertz Furniture
Booth #1111
170 Williams Drive
Ramsey NJ, 07446
800.526.4677 (PH)
800.842.9290 (FX)

We Turn Your Vision Into Reality.

Save time & money with Hertz Furniture, proud sponsors of CCSA. We provide you with personal service and great pricing on thousands of products from over 250 manufacturers.

Flexible, Collaborative, Individualized, or Traditional - Hertz Furniture has innovative furniture and layouts to match your teaching style, curriculum, and budget for every room in your school, fostering collaboration & creativity, all with complimentary Interior Design and Lifetime Warranty.

We’ve helped many CA charter schools design and furnish outstanding spaces - classrooms, media centers, commons areas, labs, offices, and more. Call us for some inspiration at 800-526-4677.

Charter Impact Inc.
Booth #813
15760 Ventura Blvd., Suite 960
Encino CA, 91436
888.474.0322 (PH)
888.562.9312 (FX)

Charter Impact empowers mission-driven organizations to achieve their goals through personalized support in finance, operations and business management. We accomplish this through enthusiastic collaboration within our team and with our clients to support their communities.

Our model of service resembles more of a hand-in-hand partnership than a “back” office company. We stand with our clients, not behind them, and help navigate from start-up through strategic growth and into long-term sustainability.

Musick Peeler
624 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 2000
Los Angeles CA, 90017
213.629.7800 (PH)
213.624.1376 (FX)

Founded in 1954, Musick Peeler has kept pace with California’s growth and, with more than 100 attorneys, we have the resources and expertise required to offer the highest quality representation in a wide variety of legal matters.

Specifically, the members of Musick Peeler’s Charter School Practice Group have decades of experience enabling them to provide charter schools with superior representation across their entire operations. And, because charter schools operate under strict budget and time constraints, our services are streamlined to provide the most cost-effective and successful outcomes.

CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)
Booth #1114
2210 East Route 66
Glendora CA, 91740
626.857.7300 (PH)
626.857.7302 (FX)

As educators and administrators, you value innovation and creative thinking in the pursuit of your goals – and so do we. CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities. Since California charter schools opened in 1993, CLA has been a respected audit partner for our clients, both in the state of California and nation-wide since 1991. Our experienced professionals promise to know you and help you, whether it be in the areas of independent audits, information technology and security, systems implementation, or navigating regulatory and compliance changes and risks.

Booth #810
1550 Wewatta Street, 2nd Floor
Denver CO, 80202
833.476.2897 (PH)

BuyQ is a mission-driven group purchasing organization specifically for charter schools. We help charter schools save time and money by providing access to pre-negotiated, U.S. Department of Education “EDGAR”-compliant group purchasing contracts with top national vendors. BuyQ selects vendors through an open and competitive RFP process that leverages the combined purchasing power of 5,000+ charter schools to deliver significant savings and other valuable benefits. When schools purchase through a BuyQ contract they can feel confident they are making the most of their time and budget. Participation is free. Get started today at

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
Booth #805
9171 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 500
San Diego CA, 92122
858.587.7161 (PH)

Whether you run a multi campus CMO, a single site charter or a home based learning school Marsh & McLennan has the insurance solution for you. We have been providing premier insurance, risk management and employee benefits solutions since 1909.With offices in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and the Bay Area, we offer a full range of services and coverages for charter schools. Marsh & McLennan is the largest California insurance brokerage and consulting firm with world class expertise and resources coupled with a local touch. Our CharterShield Insurance program offers schools the coverage they want with significant savings.

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Booth #812
525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego CA, 92101
619.238.1900 (PH)
619.235.0398 (FX)

Procopio is an AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 170 attorneys across the Western Region, with a focus on diversity and inclusion reflected in our being named a Law360 Best Law Firm for Minority Attorneys. For 25 years we’ve served charter schools with a deep understanding of our clients’ operational and educational objectives in this fast-growing component of our public education system.

We provide support and guidance for charter growth and innovation, petitioning, renewals, appeals, governance, and employment matters. We also advise on litigation, financing, corporate structures, taxation, intellectual property protection, licensing, insurance, leases, land use and environmental regulations.