Community Matters
Jul 24, 2018
Bernadette Sproul
Community Matters

Our Mission: "To wake up the courage of students and adults to create schools and communities that are welcoming, safe and inclusive."


Community Matters is recognized as an innovative and thought-leading organization committed to improving the social-emotional climate of our nation's schools and communities. Founded in 1996, Community Matters (CM) has evolved from its earliest focus on youth development and bullying prevention to become a widely respected consulting, training and presenting organization. CM provides programs and services for educational, youth-serving and governmental entities.

Community Matters has worked with more than 1,700 schools, agencies and organizations across 38 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and Canada. Our work has been featured in numerous media outlets, and we have presented to audiences at the local, state, regional, and national levels.

Bernadette Sproul is the Development & Marketing Manager for Community Matters. She has 33 years of management experience, of which 23 are specific to finance. She has a mixed background in non-profit and for-profit organizations. Bernadette’s for-profit background was primarily in Los Angeles, working in entertainment related businesses, such as Creation Entertainment (think all things Star Trek!). After 15 year in Los Angeles, she and her husband moved to Northern California to be closer to their daughter. After many years of volunteer work, it was her daughter Brook who suggested she join a non-profit. “I basically am in love with Community Matters’ programs and services, and the positive school climate changes we see every day. I am so honored to work with such an amazing team!”