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Michael Funk

California Department of Education
Director, Expanded Learning Division

Michael Funk is the Director of the Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) for the California Department of Education (CDE). He oversees over $700 million in funding for after school and summer programs that are located in 4,500 school sites and serve more than 860,000 students across California.  He also manages a statewide system of support that includes County Offices of Education, CDE staff and statewide intermediaries providing technical assistance for those programs.  His work frequently includes bringing together stakeholders from across sectors to plan and collaborate around innovative approaches to education and youth development. Prior to this role, Michael was the Founder and Executive Director of the Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center in San Francisco, which provides engaging programs to youth and adults.