Why I GO
In a world that is changing dramatically day after day and year after year, we owe it to our kids to advocate for systems and structures that allow them to cultivate the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, the space and inspiration they need to dream of what is next, and the opportunities and resources they need to be the next generation of leaders. Community-driven advocacy, carried out with urgency, is fundamental to turning these goals into reality.
Alex Cassanova

Alex Cassanova

Director of Development

In her role at GO, Alex works to ensure the financial sustainability of the organization at the state level and to support the fundraising efforts of local teams. Prior to joining GO, Alex served as Director of Growth at 50CAN, where she partnered with local leaders across the US to raise funds to support their efforts to improve educational opportunities through state-level advocacy. Alex has also worked with ChildCareAware, the Children’s Law Center and Teach For America and holds a BA in Sociology from The George Washington University.

What is your favorite inspirational quote? 
“When nothing is certain, anything is possible.”

What are your vices?
All sweets. Especially a good maple bar.

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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