Dedication, Empowering and an all-around helper are words that describe Krystal Jenkins. Krystal was born in the Bay Area and lived in Oakland much of her life. She attended Oakland schools and graduated from Life Academy of Health and Bioscience; she was in the first graduating class of FACES for the Future. She began her career in education soon after, first becoming an Academic/Enrichment Instructor in elementary schools, then a Site Coordinator, and now Full-Service Community Schools Director. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Psychology from California State University, East Bay. Krystal has been with the organization, running in the marathon, since 2015. She aspires to continue serving her community for many years to come.
Lauren Chambers is an Oakland native. She is a graduate of Berkeley High School. With a bachelor’s degree in Business from Florida A&M, she decided to return to Oakland to follow her passion for working in education. Through her matriculation at Safe Passages beginning in 2009, Lauren has worked in multiple capacities. Starting her career in 2009, as the after-school coordinator in her hometown of East Oakland with Roots Middle School, continuing on to be a life coach and mentor for high school students. She presently serves as the lead life coach for the Oakland Unite grant and is enthusiastic about supporting her community for years to come.