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Kisha Jackson is a Community and Outreach Associate based out of Children’s Defense Fund California’s Oakland office. Kisha is responsible for developing and strengthening strategic relationships with key individuals, organizations, and target constituencies in Oakland and surrounding communities to further the goals and activities of CDFCA’s policy and programmatic work.
For the past fifteen years, Kisha has worked for nonprofits in the Bay Area and Sacramento in a variety of functions, including serving as the Executive Manager of the California State Conference of the NAACP, where she managed civil rights issues with their 52 branches and 37 youth and college divisions. Kisha also has extensive community outreach experience. She managed projects for the California Association of Food Banks, the statewide trade association for California’s food banks, as well as managed agency relations for more than 300 member agencies for the Alameda County Community Food Bank in Oakland. She currently serves as a City of Oakland Commissioner for the Oakland Fund for Youth and Children.
Kisha attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA and is a California native. In addition to serving underserved populations, Kisha is passionate about the Oakland Raiders and has been a season ticket holder for most of her life.