Why I GO
Education is empowerment. As an adjunct instructor (1999-2005) I led social science classes in community colleges and universities. I witnessed the significant barriers to school completion that existed for low-income students in my classes. Often they had to decide whether to work to support themselves and their families, or to continue with their education. GO Public Schools is working to mobilize parents, families, community leaders and all of us to ensure that students have access to high-quality schools, and holistic resources for long-term academic success. I value GO's fierce, inclusive activism and focus on guaranteeing equity in education.
Diyana Dobberteen

Diyana Dobberteen

Director of Development

Carmen has been a part of the Fresno Unified School District for the last 15 years as a mother to a 20-year-old, a 17-year-old, and a 5-year-old who just started his educational path. She is committed to advocacy work surrounding public education to ensure that all children receive equitable, high-quality instruction that will lead them on a path to success and provide them with the skills necessary to thrive in the labor force of the 21st century.

Most importantly, she believes the love of learning can be restored in the hearts of all Fresno’s children.

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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