Marcus Foster Education Institute - Oakland, CA
The Marcus Foster Education Institute (MFEI) has been committed to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all students in Oakland. MFEI partners with school districts, nonprofits and corporations throughout the Bay Area with the aim of collectively developing and implementing strategies that create equitable educational systems.
On August 1, 2019, a group of 50 youth started the morning with a plan to change their community. RESET, a Youth Social Impact Pitch Event, was held at the California Endowment Center in Oakland and drew community members, local business representatives and a wide range of supporters to witness the innovative ideas of scholars that MFEI supports. Seven teams worked diligently from morning to afternoon to conceive, design and pitch a business idea with social impact. Each team was paired with a volunteer coach that had some experience with the pre-identified areas of interest, charged with making a difference in their communities and developing real-life solutions for them to implement!
It was an honor to document this worthy event