Initiative Associate, HOPE SF
Why do you do what you do?
I’ll never forget being at a disadvantage being a system-impacted Black girl with no access to power. Today, I understand the phrase, “to whom much is given, much is required.” Hence, it is my duty to fight for equity and freedom! I find great pleasure in using the power in my voice to amplify the many unheard voices.
What drew you to the foundation?
Honestly, the bold and radical leadership of our CEO, Fred Blackwell, is what drew me to the foundation. Additionally, joining SFF was a priority for me because the HOPE SF initiative centers the needs of residents and community-based organizations in a radical way. Lastly, I wanted to join a diverse team of amazing people who are truly about action!
How would you describe your role?
I manage HOPE SF’s communications, including its website and social media platforms. I also assist with grant management and fundraising to support HOPE SF’s growing impact.
Are you involved in any volunteer activities?
I currently mentor several Black female-identified high school students all over the Bay Area. I assist with increasing their access to higher education.