Debbie Avila, Senior Manager of Growth Strategy
Why I GO
I go because I know firsthand the importance of having a parent who knows how to advocate for you. If not for my mom advocating for me my outcome in life would have been very different.
Debbie Avila

Debbie Avila

Senior Manager of Growth Strategy

As a proud daughter of a Mexican immigrant, Debbie was raised with a strong sense of duty to help those in need. Her upbringing in California’s Northern Central Valley allowed her to witness firsthand the injustices that exist in society. From a young age, she knew that it was her calling to make a difference. After building a career in the mortgage and insurance industry, her work with Mujeres Latinas de Stanislaus County, a volunteer-led non-profit organization, ultimately led her to leave the corporate world behind and pursue a career in the nonprofit sector.

The members of our Leadership Council are Oakland natives, residents, parents, grandparents, former teachers, principals, and alumni of Oakland public schools. Our leaders have deep connections to Oakland and strong backgrounds in education. The Leadership Council supports and guides our work in the best interest of Oakland students.



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