We would not be the organization that we are without our incredible team!
We like to think of our staff, many of them volunteers, as a group of rock stars. They are our front line, our very own set of changemakers. From the exceptional work in the office to the change we see happening every day at our program sites, we couldn’t be more proud of our Upward Roots team!
our board of directors & directors emeritus
Co-Founder & COO
Executive Director, Academics and Innovation
Oakland Unified School District
Jacqueline C. Perl
Consultant, Education Impact Table & Education Redesign Lab, By All Means 2.0 (BAM 2.0)
Former OUSD Principal
Managing Director, Financial Intelligence Reporting and Analytics Charles Schwab
Our partners help us through funding, providing supplies, and expanding our work.