Meet Our Staff
As the Executive Director of BOTR I have found true alignment of my purpose, passion, and skillset. I have been building up these areas of my life in very different ways. My passion around working with our youth and young adults has been ongoing through volunteering with various bay area groups focused on supporting our youth to reach their full potential. My skillset has been developed through my time in the for-profit sector along with partnering with many bay area non-profits to get them to the next level of operating to make a broader impact. Then my purpose comes from my own experience of growing up as a child of immigrant parents trying to navigate through systems that were not set up for us. I will be today the person my family and I needed growing up.
Program Manager- Lift a Brother Up
Before BOTR, Cesar spent the bulk of his career as a Spanish teacher within Oakland high schools. He also supervised community survey implementation as part of Hayward Promise Neighborhood. Cesar has also been active as a community artist and curator.