For more than thirty years, Jumoke has served as a community builder in the Bay Area; creating community programs, building successful coalitions across multiple sectors and serving in leadership positions while investing in the success of local students and their families. Her work in the nonprofit sector has spanned diverse area of focus from youth and leadership development, food justice, health, entrepreneurial/economic literacy, gender-specific programming, African centered programming and the arts.
Jumoke was first elected to the Oakland Unified School District Board of Education in 2008. During her time on the board, she worked to establish a Department of African-American Male Achievement, whose mission is to end the epidemic failure of young black men in Oakland schools. Prior to that role, Jumoke served as a commissioner for Oakland’s Department for Office of Families and Youth, directing citywide policy and resource allocation for youth services throughout the city of Oakland.
Jumoke also works as an educational consultant linking policy, community development and technology.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Black Studies and English from Oberlin College and has had the honor of mothering and raising four children in West Oakland.