The program was founded by Todd Clark, President of CEP and Emeritus Executive Director of the Constitutional Rights Foundation and Dan Clement, Esq., Senior Resource Fellow, Community Partners, formerly Senior Counsel at the Sempra Law Department.
Creative Education Partners (CEP) is sponsored by Community Partners, a Los Angeles 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Funds for the program are raised through contributions and foundation grants. A program advisory committee meets regularly with staff and provides regular oversight.
Mentors are recruited, trained, assigned, and supervised by CEP, with the support of MUSD. Mentors must provide MUSD with a LiveScan background check from the California Department of Justice. Parents provide written permission for their children’s involvement in the program and for any local travel connected with program activities.