Randy Hamati serves as the Director of AmeriCorps for Safe Passages, overseeing both the Elev8 and Super Stars Literacy programs. Randy builds and maintains school partnerships, serves as the liaison with California Volunteers, and supports the overall data and systems work of the AmeriCorps programs. In addition, he leads weekly trainings, one-on-one coaching sessions, and supports members with any challenges that may arise throughout their service. Prior to joining Safe Passages, Randy worked as a 5th grade teacher in Oakland. His teaching background carries over to Safe Passages, where he leads trainings for AmeriCorps members on best teaching practices, social-emotional learning, and life skills for transitioning out of the program. He has hopes to continue to expand the program to support more students, families, schools, and communities across the Bay Area. Randy holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and M.A. in Education from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis.
Hailey Dutkin serves as the Equity Policy Associate at Safe Passages. Hailey has been with Safe Passages for three years, beginning as an AmeriCorps VISTA member and an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader. Currently, Hailey supports the Safe Passages’ VISTA program and SP’ school-based Family Resource Centers by assisting in professional development, data collection, program logistics, and resource gathering initiatives. In addition, Hailey supports the development team in tracking, identifying, and writing grants, with a particular focus on state and federal grants. Hailey holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Global Studies with a concentration in Human Rights and Social Justice.
Diego Bravo serves as Safe Passages’ Resource Development Associate. Diego supports the organization in all development and funding efforts. He works closely with the Development Team and Executive Staff to write and secure grant applications for foundation and government grants, assists with grant reporting requirements, local and state policy initiatives, and manages all individual donor relations. Diego was raised in Richmond, California, and is now a proud Oakland resident. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2017 with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology, is a social justice-oriented thinker, and is interested and impassioned by all things community.
Katie Brym oversees the Super Stars Literacy program at Safe Passages. In her role, she engages AmeriCorps members who provide literacy intervention services to K – 2nd grade students. Katie began her work with Super Stars Literacy in 2013 and joined the Safe Passages team to help implement the program within Safe Passages. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Design from the University of New Hampshire and is an alumnus of the AmeriCorps VISTA program.