OUR STORY

Oakland Leaf was founded in 2001 by a collective of East Oakland educators intent on empowering youth voice. At the time, Oakland was experiencing a surge in crime and violence, the country was about to enter a war, and many kids in Oakland didn’t have an outlet or a platform to examine and express their fears, anxieties, hopes and dreams. Oakland Leaf’s first program was the All Oakland Youth Talent Show. More than two decades later, we have evolved into a highly regarded leader in the fields of youth development and out-of-school time learning.

 

 

OUR TEAM

OAKLAND LEAF STAFF

OAKLAND LEAF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Monica Guzman, Board Chair
Vice Principal, Mt. Diablo Unified School District

Audrey Yang, Secretary
User Experience Research Consultant

Leo Kremer, Treasurer
Co Founder, Founders Restaurant Table Group

Kim Bronson
Sourcing Manager, Genentech

Shaelyn Dawson
Attorney, Morrison & Foerster

Liz Kim
Investment Banker and M&A Advisor

Jose Luis Rodriguez, Alumni
Project Manager, Growing Together

Steven Tindall
Partner at Gibbs Law Group LLP

Lindsay Williams
Administrative Director, UCSF Medical Center

Emeritus Board Members: 

Debra Levinksy, Founding Board Member
Retired Medical Doctor, Private Practice

Stephen Walrod, Founding Board Member
Retired Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice