Green Festival Speakers

Jamelah Issac


Jamelah Isaac was born and raised in Oakland. She has been a member of West Oakland Youth Standing Empowered (WYSE) for 3 years. During that time Jamelah worked on several important projects. One of which is the Healthy Neighborhood Store Alliance, a WYSE team project that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to corner stores in West Oakland. She recently graduated from McClymonds High School and with the help of Mandela Marketplace (the parent organization of WYSE) and Ashoka Youth Ventures, she traveled to Serbia this summer to participate in a youth leadership project. She returned in August with a stronger sense of purpose, leadership, and responsibility. She is looking forward to carrying that spirit and energy into the spring semester of 2011, as she begins her college career at San Francisco Community College.