Jason Enrique Arenas has dedicated himself to working in socio-economically disenfranchised communities. Jason a native of Los Angeles and first generation Colombian-American, moved to San Francisco to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities with an emphasis on Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Communities from New College of California. Jason has worked in the Bay Area for the last 12 years in the fields of Education, Youth Development & Recreation with a focus on Racial & Social Justice issues. He was a recipient of the Hayward HERO Community Award in 2013 for his work in the Cherryland Unincorporated neighborhood of Hayward. He is currently a San Francisco Foundation Daniel E. Koshland Fellow working in the Jackson Triangle- Harder Tennyson Corridor neighborhood of Hayward. He serves as the Parent and Community Engagement Specialist with the Alameda County Office of Education, where he provides training, coaching and technical assistance to school district and community leaders across Alameda County using a strengths-based approach of Family, School and Community partnerships. Jason is a proud father to his daughter Isabella and husband to his wife Alicia.