Sharon Robinson comes to the Ed Fund as a Education Pioneers Fellow. The Fellowship has served Sharon as a way to integrate her extensive nonprofit management and program development skills with her public policy and urban education background in a practical way that helps Oakland students get a high-quality, relevant, and fun public education. Prior to joining the Ed Fund, Sharon left a successful nonprofit sector career to return to the academic environment to complete undergraduate and graduate studies in order to have the knowledge and skills necessary to transition into a career in the education sector. She has worked with organizations such as the United Way of the Bay Area, The San Francisco Foundation, and San Francisco Housing Development Corporation.
She is currently the lead Project Manager for the development and launch of the Oakland Unified School District’s Central Kitchen, Instructional Farm and Education Center (The Center), an innovative approach to link nutrition and education programs. As project manager, she is working to ensure that all students have opportunities to eat healthy food and learn in ways that support their unique personalities and abilities.
Her personal and professional beliefs align with the Ed Fund’s commitment to ensure all kids are provided with high-quality, relevant opportunities that allow them to learn, grow and thrive. Sharon strives to live out her belief that strong schools and communities make the world more equitable, intelligent and exhilarating. Her personal interests are as diverse as her work. This native Californian, loves the outdoors, arts, music and playing African drums with her drumming circle.