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Olaitan Jimoh

Olaitan Jimoh

Olaitan Jimoh

Initiative Assistant, Great Communities Collaborative & HOPE SF
Why do you do what you do?

As a daughter of Nigerian immigrants, I do what I do in order to be an agent of change. Growing up, I witnessed the various disproportionate rates of resources and tools that are available to minority communities. I hope to leverage my background and experiences to properly give back to this group, particularly those within the Black community, to live to their best abilities despite systemic barriers. Still in the early stages of my career, I hope to dive more into community development and hold an open mind to truly connect with my passion.

What drew you to the foundation?

I admire the foundation’s intention to ensure those affected by the many conditions within the Bay Area have a voice, an outlet, and are connected to a group of talented individuals who care for their well-being. The foundation’s diverse staff gives me an opportunity to connect with people from various backgrounds and to be surrounded by influential mentors. The foundation’s focus on establishing racial equity was also a plus.

How would you describe your role?

I provide project management support centered on logistical matters such as budgeting, marketing, grant processes, and more for the foundation’s Great Communities Collaborative and HOPE SF initiatives.

Are you involved in any volunteer activities?

I volunteer with City of Hope and am always looking for new volunteer opportunities.

 

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