Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (TILE)

TILE believes that in order for urban communities, and African-American women in particular, to thrive, potential leaders must be identified and provided with the skills and tools of sustainable leadership.

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BWOPA has partnered with WEVAX and the state of California Department of Public Health to launch BLACK+VAXXED – a public awareness campaign designed to give the Black community the facts and insight necessary to make an informed decision about the vaccine. 

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TILE Empowerment and Professional Initiatives


"I utilize on a daily basis the training that I received from TILE as an activist in the trenches of east Oakland. The Leadership University workshop series gave me a toolkit full of information, skills and resources. While organizing our grassroots efforts in the heavy crime and drug infested area of east Oakland with my fellow neighbors, I always find myself pulling from my toolkit in the variety of situations we navigate in daily to address the systemic social disorder in our neighborhood. TILE gave me all that I needed to tackle the challenges that are inherent in my such work."

- Laura McCoy, MA | TILE Leadership University | Class 2009