How did you hear about Oasis For Girls and come to join the Advisory Board?
When I moved here from NYC, I was living in San Francisco and working in Oakland, and really missed that connection to my community. My husband generously trawled through Truist.com and the Volunteer Center and gave me a short list of organizations I might want–I think mostly to stop me moping! The next day, I applied to Oasis.
What were you hoping to gain through this experience and what impact were you hoping to make?
San Francisco feels really different from the East Coast. I realized pretty quickly that…
RISE Program Coordinator
Oasis For Girls is seeking a highly qualified full time Program Coordinator to plan, implement, and evaluate the RISE Life Skills Education program. This position requires a creative, flexible, and self-motivated person who has the ability to build relationships with diverse young women, coordinate this innovative program, and work collaboratively with our small team.
The RISE Program Coordinator is a 32 hour per week, .80 FTE non-exempt position. The RISE Coordinator must be available to work Monday-Thursday from 11am-7pm.
Tashina and Rayna Mims
Zuri and Melissa Arellano
Sadaf and Saman Minapara
Hi, we’re Tashina and Rayna Mims!!
Oasis is the first time we’re doing something together like this, and learning different parts of being young women is really fun!
Tashina: I’ve already done two programs, RISE and ENVISION. I joined Oasis because my best friend had already done it and was always talking about the people she met here and the stuff she was learning. It was actually really exciting to have Rayna here this time around because she got to share a part of the awesome experience I had in RISE. After…
To kick off the career exploration work properly in ENVISION, we identify girls’ values and innate aptitudes so we can present career options that they are actually interested in. Girls took the RIASEC personality test, which has six distinct personality types, each connected to certain professions. Using this, girls input their top three RIASEC types on California Career Zone to explore the career paths which combined them.
This exercise directly precedes the two-part unit on networking and interview skills ahead of Career Night. Part I concentrates on the internal, and Part II on the…
We hear the perils of not tending to self-care in Silicon Valley all the time. Knowing how to check in with oneself and find balance in professional life is a particularly key skill for women in the workplace and college, so self-care week in ENVISION is always an important one.
Girls discussed causes of poor mental health among students of color in college, learned breathing and meditation exercises, and created a collaborative “mental health tree” to understand what each girl in the program looks and feels like when she is her best self.
The statistics on mental health in college…