Rachel Willis-Henry

Director of Organizing

Rachel Willis-Henry joins The Oakland REACH as Director of Organizing. She is an Oakland native and a parent of children in Oakland schools and previously served as the Director of the Northern California organizing team for CCSA. She has spent her career educating families on how to build, maintain, and use their power to evoke change for educational equity.

“I too attended Oakland public schools, and experienced high school when the district was entering state receivership,” said Willis-Henry. “Imagine the challenges I had to endure in a starved educational system. This system did not prepare me for college or any other career path. I joined the

Oakland Reach to ensure no student has to endure my same struggles.”