Wanda Wilkerson

Co-Founder & Community Organizer

My Story

I am a grandparent that has come through the Oakland public school system some 40 years ago.

I have witnessed first hand this system fail so many children. My breaking point was watching my grandson struggle not understanding his lessons.

I was told by his teacher that I couldn’t help him because I didn’t have a PHD in teaching.

I joined The Oakland REACH because I have a PHd in “Grannie-ism.” Enough is enough! It challenged me to step up and demand a change to correct a system that has failed for so long.

Favorite food

Fried fish: Catfish, sole, and red snapper