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Tuesday, October 30 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Elevating the Strengths and Building the Capacity of Leaders of Color and People of Color-Led Organizations (CLOSED)

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We can all agree that having program staff that are representative of the young people we serve brings great benefits—especially for communities of color. Equally as important and beneficial is ensuring that the opportunities and supports are in place for leaders of color in our field, but a racial leadership gap currently persists. In this session we will gain insights from leaders in the field about the importance of investing in systems that can effectively build the capacity of leaders of color and support culturally-specific and people of color-led organizations in order to expand their provision of quality ELO for youth of color and youth in poverty. We will also learn about a replicable model for supporting emerging leaders of color.

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Greg Garcia

Community Impact Manager, United Way of King County
Greg is a second generation Filipinx American and child of immigrant parents. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greg has a background in Psychology, Asian American Studies and a Master’s in Community Counseling. He currently is a community impact manager at United Way... Read More →
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Omana Imani

King County Expanded Learning Opportunities Systems Director, School's Out Washington
Joining the SOWA team in July 2017, Omana leads the Best Start for Kids Out-of-School Time investment focused on providing funding and program quality training supports to youth serving organizations throughout King County. Omana moved to Seattle in 2013 from the Bay Area, where she... Read More →
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Ruth Obel-Jorgensen

Executive Director, California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC)
Since joining CalSAC in 2008, Ruth has championed the only statewide fellowship for emerging leaders of color in the out-of-school time field, sustained the largest training network in the country, grew grassroots advocacy and civic engagement, and launched a campaign to build capacity... Read More →
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Dr. Carlos Richard

Director - Successful Families 2020, United Way of the Columbia - Willamette
Dr. Richard has an extensive career in public sector work, serving twenty-two years with the State of Oregon in the Department of Human Services in holistic family services, management, diversity practitioner, and union president. He also served three years as a Program Manager with... Read More →

Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
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