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Regina Jackson was inducted into the Education category in 2010.

My Story

For the past 15 years Regina Jackson has served as Executive Director of the East Oakland Youth Development Center, serving as the driving force of an organization that provides critical support and mentorship for some of Oakland's most at-risk youth. Programs championed by this tireless advocate for youth include the Culinary Arts Program, Pathways to College and the Summer Cultural Enrichment Program. Regina has demonstrated resilience and determination by creating programs that expose young people to opportunities for success, helping them to defy situations that could easily be deemed hopeless.