My California Now

Learning Tools for Tomorrow's Leaders

Sponsors Contribute

Thanks to our major sponsors for their extraordinary generosity:

    Presented by
  • The Annenberg Foundation
    Lead Sponsor
  • Edison International

Additional Sponsors

  • Armrod Charitable Trust
  • Hilary & Bruce Armstrong
  • AT&T Foundation
  • Bank of America Foundation
  • California Community Foundation
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation
  • George Rice
  • Kanbar Charitable Trust
  • The Morgan Family Foundation
  • Munchkin Music
  • Zenith Insurance Company
  • Association of California
    Water Agencies
  • Barbara and Gerson Bakar
  • The Broad Foundation
  • Hellman Family Foundation
  • Intuit Inc.
  • Kathleen Brown & Van Gordon Sauter
  • Koret Foundation
  • Majestic Realty Foundation
  • Metropolitan Water District of
    Southern California
  • Richard & Rhoda Goldman Foundation
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Sony Pictures Foundation
  • Verizon

Fire of Life Films thanks all 450 donors for their generous support of the film and companion curriculum.


Head of Production

Sascha Rice


Sarah Feinbloom


  • Sascha Rice
  • Sarah Feinbloom
  • Elizabeth Turro

Additional Writers

  • Coro Center for Civic Leadership - Ben Polansky & Susan Shain
  • Alexandra Swati Guild
  • Linda Reed

Head of Development

Hilary Armstrong

Graphic Design

SarafinaProductions & Allswell Productions

Educational Consultants

Scott Bowman Ph.D., Myriam Casimir, Ph.D. Ellie Rice, Molly Hoene, Aizita Magana, Doreen Nelson, Kevin Newman, Laura Nix, Marla Goins Orozco, Marnie Pomerantz, Ethan Rarick, Joel Rothblatt, Larisa Showalter

Special Thanks

Joaquin Alvarado, Bettina Aptheker, Bancroft Library, Parker Bennett, Tricia Carlin, Charles Casey, Kristin Crawford, Kimaya Floyd, Jose A. Gomez, Maxine Isaacs, Camryn Mothersbaugh, JJ Newman, The Pat Brown Institute, Katherine Ripley, Rita Schmidt Sudman, Beth Stern, Marina Tait, Water Education Foundation, Windward School

Special Thanks

  • Mark Baldassare, President and CEO of the Public Policy Institute of California
  • William Deverell, Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West; Professor, Author
  • Mark J. Harris, Oscar Award winning filmmaker
  • Raphael J. Sonenshein, Director of the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs, Professor, Author
  • Kevin Starr, California State Librarian Emeritus, Professor, Author

Copyright Information

The Educational Curriculum MY CALIFORNIA NOW is intended for educational and non-commercial use only. No part of this resource guide may be reproduced for commercial purposes. Educators may modify activities for classroom use. Please acknowledge that materials come from the MY CALIFORNIA NOW Curriculum Guide and include on any modified materials.

All Coro Center For Civic Leadership materials are also copyrighted. Educators may modify leadership activities for classroom use. On any modified materials please acknowledge that materials come from the MY CALIFORNIA NOW Curriculum Guide and include both and the Coro Center For Civic Leadership.