Yvette Renteria

Yvette Renteria, Chief Strategy & Impact Officer

Yvette Renteria has dedicated nearly two decades to working with underserved communities. She joins Children’s Council from Oakland Unified School District where she served as the Deputy Chief of Innovation to ensure quality, sustainability and equity within the school system. She began her education work as a teacher in Compton and three years later opened a Middle School in Oakland as a Principal. 

After five years in Oakland schools, Yvette joined the nonprofit Year Up, and became a Senior Director for the Bay Area region, growing and scaling the organization while increasing the number of young adults earning gainful employment in under-represented industries. 

Yvette grew up in rural central California and found passion and grit from her Mexican parents, who taught her that education can transform lives and can never be taken away. She believes that if you teach knowledge and skills, you can empower families and communities. 

A mother of four-year-old twins, Yvette enjoys spending her extra time with her husband and kids. They find ways to explore, dance and laugh.

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