"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