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Why I GO
Education can either prop our students up, or it can blow them down. It’s a huge piece of their life trajectory. It’s critical that we get it right.
Kareem Weaver

Kareem Weaver

Leadership Council

Kareem has demonstrated a strong commitment to dramatically improving education opportunities and outcomes for students in urban communities. The Richmond native is an award-winning teacher and principal who has invested 20 years of service in education. He’s currently the Bay Area Executive Director for New Leaders, which provides leadership development and instructional coaching for local educators. Kareem leads parent workshops, serves on the Oakland NAACP’s Education Committee, and coaches youth sports. He also uses his Spanish and Clinical-Community Psychology degrees to build community alliances that are inclusive, healthy, and critical for student success.

The members of our Leadership Council are Oakland natives, residents, parents, grandparents, former teachers, principals, and alumni of Oakland public schools. Our leaders have deep connections to Oakland and strong backgrounds in education. The Leadership Council supports and guides our work in the best interest of Oakland students.



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