We’re excited to announce that Solomon Howard has joined the East Oakland Boxing Association (EOBA) as their new Executive Director! Edgility Consulting is thrilled to support this emerging leader and impactful organization in a community that has so much potential to thrive.
This search was especially relevant to the Edgility team because of how unique the neighborhood’s challenges are, as well as the creative manner in which the organization addresses them. For instance, 16% of the city’s youth live in extreme poverty, but the median household incomes are 20% lower in East Oakland. The severity creates a particularly urgent challenge for service organizations like the East Oakland Boxing Association.
Thankfully, the organization approaches their community’s needs in a creative and comprehensive manner. Some of EOBA’s services include access to on-site organic gardens, youth leadership programs through internships, and health/wellness programming for students of all ages. The tenacious staff have crafted its reputation as a community staple since the organization’s inception in the 1980’s, and are committed to helping Mr. Howard’s transition.
Mr. Howard brings experience from the Latin American Youth Center, Uber, and ENJOY Technology. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Corcoran School of the Arts and a Master’s degree from George Washington University.