The Bay Area
In the Bay Area, The Braven Accelerator program is currently offered at San José State University (SJSU) as a credit-bearing course. We welcome SJSU students to apply for this unique opportunity to gain skills, experiences, and a broader network while earning credit toward graduation. Learn more about the Braven experience from the perspective of our Fellows.
San José State University: SCI 75 Leadership and Career Accelerator
SCI 75 Leadership and Career Accelerator will be offered during the Fall 2017 Semester as a 3-unit elective course.
You’re eligible to apply if you’re:
- An undergraduate student at San José State University. Sophomore, juniors, and first-year transfer students are preferred.
- In good academic standing and able to register for ‘Sci 75’ (3 units) during the Fall Semester
- Able to meet once a week on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm during the Fall semester
- Able to commit an average of 4-5 hours a week to this course
- Able to attend our signature ‘Storytelling as Leadership’ event on Saturday, September 9 from 10am-4pm
LEADERSHIP AND CAREER ACCELERATOR FALL 2017 TIMELINE
Early Application/Registration Deadline
Thursday, June 1
First Day of Class
Tuesday/Wednesday, August 29/August 30
Final Application/Registration Deadline
Wednesday, September 6
‘Storytelling as Leadership’ Workshop
Saturday, September 9
Last Day of Class
Tuesday/Wednesday, December 5/December 6
MEET THE BAY AREA REGIONAL TEAMXAndrea Schwartz Team Lead, Bay Area
Hometown: San Mateo, CA
Andrea, who joined Braven in 2013, manages the Bay Area site overseeing programming, partnership building, and development. Her career started as a high school teacher–a catalytic experience that inspired her lifelong commitment to serving students and families in under-resourced communities. Later, as Managing Director of Recruitment at Teach For America, Andrea worked to diversify the almost 6,000 new teachers hired annually into Pre-K-12 public classrooms. She feels grateful that every day at Braven, she can draw on both her deep belief in the potential of young people and her well-versed understanding of the hiring bar for college graduates. Andrea received a B.A. in Communications & Business from the University of Southern California. She loves being back home in the Bay Area, where she enjoys hiking in the humidity-free sunshine and spending quality time with her parents and lifelong friends.XEdgardo Perez Coach Experience, Bay Area
Hometown: New York, NY
Before joining the Braven team in 2015, Edgardo managed KIPP DC’s KIPP Through College career readiness and internship program Future Focus, which supports high school and college students with accessing the tools, experiences, and networks for professional success. Having started his career in the private sector, Edgardo was inspired by a growing movement to close the gap of professionals of color in leadership positions in the workforce. To that end, he is excited to work in service of Braven’s mission fueling volunteer Leadership Coach pipelines in the Bay Area as well as providing them with training and ongoing support. Edgardo earned a B.A. in Communications: Public Relations from Marist College and an M.Ed in Prevention Science and Practice from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. During his spare time, Edgardo enjoys exploring beaches and hiking trails, participating in fitness classes, and trying new restaurants.