Our North Star

All families across Oakland’s 78 square miles know their children will realize their full brilliance and potential at every public school in any neighborhood. Our community continually takes collective responsibility to reimagine, create, and improve a public education system where success is not predicated by race and class.
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Educate78’s team and board of directors includes seasoned educators, school leaders with track records of improving student outcomes, community leaders, and parents who bring decades of expertise, hands-on experience, and commitment to racial equity that is vital to achieving our goals and transforming Oakland education.

Gloria Lee

Founder, CEO

Bela Bhasin

Educate78 Team

Daneen Keaton

Educate78 Team

Maribel Gonzalez

Educate78 Team

Rachel Garcia James

Educate78 Team

Sara Solar

Educate78 Team


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