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David Kakishiba

Executive Director
East Bay Asian Youth Center

As Executive Director of East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC), David is responsible for leading our organization strategically to fulfill our mission. David has over 30 years of leadership experience in his role as Executive Director and is known for his bold community leadership. David previously served as president of the Oakland Unified School District Board of Directors and has secured over $30 million to make needed renovations to Oakland schools. David is the author of Oakland’s Kids First! Initiative, which voters passed overwhelmingly in 1996. Today, Kids First! provides $9 million annually for children services throughout Oakland without raising taxes. David’s work has been honored by the Ford Foundation with its prestigious Leadership For A Changing World Award.