Why I GO
All children have the right to spaces of belonging that affirm their identities, foster a love for learning and inquiry, and equip them with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to lead thriving lives.
Emmile Ignacio Brack

Emmile Ignacio Brack


Emmile is currently the Managing Director of Finance & Operations for the National Equity Project and has over 15 years of nonprofit management experience in the areas of strategy, growth, finance & accounting, data, technology and operations. Prior to joining the National Equity Project, Emmile supported nonprofit organizations as an independent consultant to revamp their theories of change, core values and strategic plans as well as analyze their data and operational processes, using a more intentional equity lens.

Before striking out on her own, Emmile was Vice President of Operations for Schoolzilla, a public-benefit corporation that creates data tools for school leaders, and worked at Aspire Public Schools for 7 years, serving as Chief of Staff and Vice President of Operations. Emmile earned her MBA from The George Washington University and her bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.

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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