Patrice Berry
Why I GO
As a public servant, I am doing everything in my power to ensure that families don't have to work so hard to make sure that public systems actually serve them and no other public system has the potential to level the playing field like our schools.
Patrice Berry

Patrice Berry


For over fifteen years, Patrice has been on a mission to disrupt the opportunity gaps that deny marginalized communities the transformative power of education and economic empowerment. Today, as Co-Founder of AssistHub and a 2022 Camelback Fellow, Patrice is building a tech non-profit in Oakland, CA that aims to unlock economic opportunity by easing the process of obtaining public benefits in California. The Roddenberry Foundation recently selected Patrice as a 2022 Roddenberry Fellow for this work.

Patrice also serves as an Executive Advisor in Oakland’s Office of Mayor Libby Schaaf, where she advises a postsecondary and workforce success strategy that emphasizes the importance of equity-driven innovation and systems-change. Prior to Oakland, Patrice was the Director of College Track East Palo Alto, and the director of a student success center in Philadelphia, where she co-founded Leaders of Change—a social entrepreneurship program that prepares students for success in college, career and life.

Patrice earned her B.A. in political science from Swarthmore College and holds an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Hack the Hood and Moneythink, and is an alum of 4.0 Schools and the Fast Forward Accelerator.

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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