Jumoke Hinton

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Board Member, Oakland Unified School District

Oakland, California

Jumoke Hinton is a board member of the Oakland Unified School District and a co-founder of the Parent Leadership and Engagement Academy Initiative, which serves parents and families in West Oakland.

For the past two decades, she has been a community and youth development consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. She collaborated with California Tomorrow to create programs to help parents navigate the public school system. Hinton has also co-facilitated diversity and youth development workshops in with the Community Network of Youth Development, California and other statewide programs.

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Posted Nov. 16, 2016

Right Now We Are Numb. But We Will Rise and Fight for Kids.

The election of Donald Trump has evoked pain and emotion for so many. I read their blog posts. I watch…

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Posted Apr. 30, 2015

We Should Welcome Teach For America, Not Bash Them

I have never quite understood TFA-bashing. Though I am familiar with the challenges posed by a revolving door of two-year…

By Jumoke Hinton

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Posted Mar. 6, 2015

I Trust Data More Than I Trust States to Do the Right Thing for Our Schools

In college, I decided to make giving back to the African-American community that raised me my life’s work. I believed…

By Jumoke Hinton

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Posted May 24, 2017

I Made Every Phone Call, Sent Every Email, Text and Tweet So My Student Could Attend the College of Her Dreams

For two years in my English class, we had talked about her dreams of becoming an intelligence analyst at the CIA. Unlike some students, this…

By Anna Baldwin

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Posted May 24, 2017

When Paying Rent Is So Stressful That You Get Evicted, Arrested and Drop Out

During my senior year of high school, college was a subject I didn’t like to talk about. I knew I didn’t want to go, but…

By Kalil Warner

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Posted May 25, 2017

A Principal Helping Kids to Be the First in Their Family to Go to College, Just Like He Was

First-generation college student Vincent Gay started his journey on a wrestling scholarship at Edinboro University, near Erie, Pennsylvania. Early on, he got into such difficulty…

By Maureen Kelleher

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