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Hack The Hood Appoints Terry Riley as New Executive Director

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Riley is the perfect leader to take Hack The Hood to new heights!

OAKLAND, Calif. - Amzeal -- The Hack the Hood Board of Directors named Terrence Riley as the new Executive Director. Hack the Hood's mission is to provide youth and communities of color with tech skill-building programs and career navigation that are grounded in justice and support economic mobility. Riley joins Hack the Hood from Aim High, the largest tuition-free academic enrichment summer program in Northern California, where he served as the Vice President of Programs.

As a middle school student, Terrence Riley participated in an Aim High program, and the organization will always hold a special place in his heart. He would go on to receive his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Southern California, and his master's degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of the Pacific.

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"The Board of Directors is thrilled about Riley leading the next phase of Hack the Hood's growth and expansion to better serve our stakeholders! We are especially impressed by Riley's deep commitment to tech justice, his professional experience in the space, and his unique ability to relate to and connect with the community we are serving!"

Jing Zhang, Board Chair, Hack the Hood.

An avid and lifelong learner, Riley participated in the 6th cohort of the Allstate Foundation's Non-Profit Executive Leadership Program at Kellogg School of Management and received a DEI certificate from the University of South Florida. Riley was also a member of the inaugural cohort of Bridging the Bay, a cohort-based executive leadership fellowship for C-level nonprofit leaders in the Bay Area sponsored by the Warriors Community Foundation, Generation Thrive, and Coro Northern California. Riley brings extensive experience in providing thoughtful and inclusive leadership, budgeting, strategic planning, and programming for youth in the academic space.

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"Terrence Riley has demonstrated his deep commitment to youth development and education through his 13+ year tenure at Aim High. He will undoubtedly bring leadership and stability to our organization and lead us in the next steps of our vision."

Samia Zuber, Deputy Director of Programs & Programs, Hack the Hood. Riley begins his role on October 10th.

About Hack the Hood

Hack the Hood was founded in 2013 to serve young people and communities in the Bay Area who experience the greatest barriers to accessing tech-based learning, support, and careers. Hack the Hood aims to break down barriers and empower Black, Latinx, AAPI, and Indigenous youth with knowledge and skills to become architects of a more justice centered and inclusive tech sector. www.hackthehood.org

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