Ideals matter ... so do results. Here are a few articles highlighting my work as a public servant, nonprofit leader and community organizer over the past ten years.
Worth the Fight: Meet the California Women Running for the First Time
KQED, August 2018
This article highlights candidates throughout the state, including a few in San Francisco.
New Grant Program Aims to Protect San Francisco Nonprofits
KQED, February 2017
The Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative is an ongoing multi-agency collaboration I administer for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development to protect services and resources for San Francisco residents.
Big, little S.F. Arts Groups Bury Hatchet, Divvy Up City Money
San Francisco Chronicle, May 2015
This article highlights the work of ABBA (Arts for A Better Bay Area), an organization I co-founded with Ebony McKinney. ABBA's community organizing was instrumental in securing an historic 50% increase to the Cultural Equity Endowment, expanding arts access in historically underserved communities.
East Bay Express, October 2014
This article highlights The News, which was a monthly cabaret-style series for new queer work that began in response to the closure of LGBTQ spaces in SoMa. The News was the brainchild of Kolmel Withlove and an example of many community-building initiatives I was privileged to support as the executive director of SOMArts, a cultural center in South of Market.
I'm running for Board of Education to improve systems that all students rely on — communication, facilities, and transportation. Over the past ten years in San Francisco I've implemented one of the first all-gender restrooms, fought for and won an historic increase in cultural equity funding, launched an after-school program for Muslim youth and designed policy to activate underutilized City-owned spaces.
As your Commissioner I'll be a leader who listens and who is willing to focus my efforts on basic necessities that will strengthen our school district and make SFUSD a better neighbor.