Jonathan Brack, CalWIN Co-Chair
For over 10 years, Jonathan Brack has worked towards educational equity for underserved youth in the Bay Area and throughout California. With a focus on education and workforce development, Jonathan works with schools, non-profit organizations, foundations and colleges to provide college and career programs to marginalized youth.
As the Director of the Berkeley Scholars to Cal Program, he designed, developed and directed a long-term, academic-mentoring program for African American and Chicano/Latino youth starting in the 4th grade, resulting in an 87% college-going rate.
Jonathan also served as the Director of Workforce Development for the California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC), where he lead the organization’s role in developing career pathway programs into education and afterschool for young adults.
As a consultant for Growth Sector, a non-profit workforce intermediary, Jonathan works on the program development and implementation of the the Science,Technology,Engineering and Math (STEM) Institute which supports and encourages pre-service teachers from the California Teacher Pathway to pursue careers in STEM Education.
Jonathan holds a Bachelor's Degree in History from UC Berkeley and a Master's in Education with a focus on Language, Literacy and Culture from the School of Education at UC Berkeley. Originally from Sacramento, he now lives in Oakland, California with his wife Emmile.
Rebecca Goldberg, CalWIN Co-Chair
Rebecca Goldberg is Co-Director of the Career & Workforce Development department at the South Bay Center for Community Development (SBCC). At SBCC, Rebecca is responsible for new program development, employer engagement, and all career pathway programs including the Energy Pathway Program, Urban Teacher Fellowship, Promo Pathway, and Urban Arts Crew.
Prior to joining SBCC in the spring of 2009, Rebecca was Regional Strategies Director for the California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC), a statewide non-profit organization that supports afterschool programs and the professionals who work in them. At CalSAC, Rebecca created and led several workforce development initiatives aimed at building the pipeline of entry-level afterschool workers and creating pre-employment programs for those workers.
During both her tenure at CalSAC as well as her current position at SBCC, Rebecca has facilitated the California Workforce Innovation Network (CalWIN) as one of its co-chairs.
Outside of work, Rebecca volunteered for five years for the Bay Area Youth Development Peer Network, a volunteer-run non-profit organization created by and for youth workers (individuals who work with or on behalf of youth). She also served for two years on the Board of Directors for Growth & Learning Opportunities, a non-profit afterschool program in San Francisco.
Rebecca is a 2003 graduate of Colgate University, and prior to moving to the west coast and starting her career in youth development and workforce development, she worked at Sesame Workshop doing international marketing for Sesame Street and other Sesame Workshop productions.