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ORGANIZATION: Aspire Education

Aspire Education is a Bay Area’s leader in effective supplemental education programming. For more than 15 years, we have promised-and delivered-real results to over 16,500 students by connecting them to a small community of educators and mentors stocked with content expertise and emotional intelligence. Our top priority is to empower students to grow in confidence, competence, and grit. We are driven by the conviction that although potential is equally distributed across lines of race and class, opportunity is not. Aspire is dedicated to interrupting patterns of inequity in our community, with the shared vision that all young people should have the opportunity for equally high outcomes without regard to where they start in life.

Aspire has three main service offerings:

  • Collaborative Education Programming and Support. Aspire has partnered with dozens of Bay Area organizations to design custom programs that empower students to reach greater results in college entrance exams or increase confidence and achievement levels in subjects in which they’ve struggled. While many of our programs typically deal with the SAT, ACT, or high school entrance exams, our specialists provide academic support in all subjects.
  • One-on-One Tutoring. Through a team of tutors stocked with content expertise and emotional intelligence, Aspire provides high-quality academic assistance with individual students and families on a sliding scale fee basis. Aspire’s approach to tutoring as educational mentorship not only leads to greater confidence and improved grades, but also empowers our students to be better prepared for the next phase of their educational careers.
  • Community Reading Buddies. Community Reading Buddies mobilizes Bay Area young adults to mentor younger students in literacy and ignite them with a passion for reading. In turn, the young adults are trained in social-emotional skills that prepare them to become successful, independent community members.

A Unique Moment

Of 211 non-profit organizations considered, Aspire Education was chosen in 2021 for the first-place Impact 100-East Bay award. In 2022, we were selected from among dozens of applicants for a multiyear grant from the City of Oakland to expand our early literacy programming. Soon after that, we were selected for funding by the Warriors Community Foundation.

As an organization, we seek out feedback from a diverse range of sources and take informed risks to improve our impact towards educational equity. We are now looking for new community members to join our Board of Directors to lead this expanding social enterprise. We are especially interested in individuals with experience and interest in development, fundraising, human resources, legal operations, and/or finance. We need the right leaders to help us connect, network, and expand awareness of our services, and you can be a part of creating that change.

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About Aspire Education


101 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Aspire Education is to ensure every student in the Bay Area has access to an educational mentor.


Aspire Education provides transformative tutoring and supplemental education programming to students across the Bay Area. This work takes several different forms, including providing high quality private tutoring with individual students on a sliding scale, partnering with schools and fellow nonprofit organizations to design custom tutoring programs for historically underserved students, and mobilizing and training middle and high school students to mentor young readers one-on-one in literacy through our Community Reading Buddies program.


Board Development
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Board Development, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


101 BroadwayOaklandOakland, CA 94607


  • Strategic Planning
  • Human Resources Legal Compliance
  • Budgeting
  • Legal (General)
  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • Financial Planning




  • About 4-6 hours per month for all duties: board meetings, committee meetings, and external networking
  • Help direct the strategy of the organization, as well as identify and pursue partners for fundraising.

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