Lakisha Young

Co-Founder & Executive Director

My Story

As a young girl, I lived in the housing projects of San Francisco. My family poured what little knowledge and money they had into my education so I could go to college and make a better life for myself.

I founded The Oakland REACH because I did graduate from college and I did create a better life for myself. I want my children and all children that look like me and started where I did, to have an opportunity to create a better life for themselves.

Favorite food?

Food. I love to eat.