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Olis Simmons was inducted into the Community Service category in 2011.

My Story

Olis Simmons is Executive Director of Youth Uprising, a not-for-profit center in East Oakland offering programs and services that develop youth leadership in order to transform the community. With a health clinic, digital media center, performance space, career and education center, restaurant and other offerings, Youth Uprising has helped more than 5,000 young people improve their own lives and contribute to a healthier, more cohesive community. Through Olis's leadership, Youth Uprising has forged powerful partnerships with Alameda County and other supporters, and her renowned fundraising skills will allow Youth Uprising to guide young lives in positive directions for years to come.