May 10, 2020
While biking the streets of Oakland, California, Shaun and Aisha discover the resiliency of the...
Barry Sanders (born July 16, 1968) is a former American football running back. He played professionally for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). A Pro Bowl invitee in each of his ten NFL seasons and two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year, Sanders led the league in rushing yards four times and established himself as one of the most elusive runners in pro football with his quickness and agility.
In 2007, he was ranked by NFL Network’s NFL Top 10 series as the most elusive runner in NFL history, and also topped its list of greatest players never to play in a Super Bowl. He is often regarded as one of the greatest running backs in NFL history.Wikipedia
Sanders played college football for the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team, where, as a junior in 1988 he compiled what is considered one of the greatest individual seasons in college football history, rushing for 2,850 yards and 42 touchdowns in 12 games. He was awarded the Heisman Trophy as the most outstanding college player in the nation and was unanimously recognized as an All-American. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.
Sanders joined the Lions in 1989 and had an immediate impact, winning the NFL’s Rookie of the Year award. Through ten seasons in Detroit, he averaged over 1,500 rushing yards per season and just under 100 rushing yards per game. In 1997, he became the third player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season and was named the NFL Most Valuable Player.
Still seemingly in his prime, Sanders unexpectedly retired from football after the 1998 season, 1,457 yards short of breaking the NFL’s all-time rushing record. His number 20 jersey was retired by the Lions, and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
On November 8, 2016, Michael Tubbs was elected to serve as the mayor of the City of Stockton, California. Upon taking office in January 2017, Michael Tubbs became both Stockton’s youngest mayor and the city’s first African-American mayor. Michael Tubbs is also the youngest mayor in the history of the country representing a city with a population of over 100,000 residents.
Included in Fortune’s 2018 Top “40 under 40,” Forbes’ 2018 list of the “30 Under 30” and The Root’s 100, Tubbs’ leadership, paired with an ambitious agenda, has received national recognition.#InspireStockton
Mayor Michael Tubbs has secured over $20 million in philanthropic capital to launch the Stockton Scholars, a place-based scholarship that aims to triple the number of Stockton students entering and graduating from college. Mayor Tubbs also brought Advance Peace to Stockton, a data-driven program that works to reduce gun violence in communities. Additionally, with an innovative public-private partnership supported by a $1,000,000 seed grant from the Economic Security Project, Tubbs launched the nation’s first municipal level basic income pilot, the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration.
Before becoming mayor, Michael Tubbs served as Stockton’s District 6 City Councilmember. Elected at age 22 in 2013, he became one of the youngest City Councilmembers in the country. As a councilmember, Tubbs created the Reinvent South Stockton Coalition, championed the creation of the City’s Office of Violence Prevention and was part of the council that led the city out of bankruptcy as Chair of the Audit and Legislative Committee.
Mayor Tubbs graduated in 2012 from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with honors. Tubbs has been a college course instructor for Aspire Public Schools and a Fellow at the Stanford Institute of Design and the Emerson Collective. Michael is a Stockton native and product of Stockton public schools.
Discussing the future of work and BRIDGEGOOD Design Studio.#InspireRichmond
I remain committed to the same principles I ran on four years ago by improving the quality of life for Richmond residents making Richmond a livable, healthy, and sustainable community of strong neighborhoods. I will continue to strive for:
Although there is much hard work remaining, my four years on the City Council I have seen:
Coalition of Black Excellence is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to unify and elevate the Black community. CBE activates its vision through CBE Week, a week-long gathering comprised of various activities designed to highlight excellence in the Black community and to bring together talented Black professionals across different sectors (sports, legal, tech, health, finance, and more) to exchange ideas, business opportunities and to strategically talk about how to contribute to the advancement of the Black community. CBE Week is open to anyone who is interested in celebrating Black culture and elevating the community!
http://oaklanddigital.org/donate/ – Inspiration Awards is a heartfelt gala and fundraising celebration honoring three champions bringing about positive change through their passion, dedication, and innovation. It’s your chance to meet Bay Area thought leaders in the fields of technology, business, and philanthropy.
Video filmed by Owen Carlson for Oakland Digital & BRIDGEGOOD.com. Video post- produced by Shaun Tai, www.bridgegood.com/shaun.
Team BRIDGEGOOD meets with Thought Leadership at Gensler Oakland. Discussing the future of work and the intersection of creativity, technology, and place.
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Did you know?
In 2010, the first version of Instagram launches to the world, and 25,000 people sign up the first day.
Visit Shaun Tai’s Instagram page at www.instagram.com/shaun_tai.
POSTED APRIL 26, 2017
Introducing Cal State East Bay’s 40 Under 40 Awards
The university prepares to honor 40 alumni at an inaugural ceremony April 28
An Emmy-winning newscast producer. A world-renowned composer. The minister of agriculture of a foreign country. They’re just a few of Cal State East Bay’s inaugural 40 Under 40 Alumni Award recipients, who will be honored by the university Friday, April 28 at Lake Chalet restaurant in Oakland. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a cocktail reception followed by the awards presentation.
“Cal State East Bay produces many talented young alumni who make substantial contributions to their communities and professions,” said Richard Watters, executive director of alumni and constituent engagement. “Our 40 Under 40 recipients are great role models for the university’s current students, and shining examples of how Cal State East Bay helps elevate the region and the state.”
Award honorees encompass Cal State East Bay alumni from all colleges and career paths, including educational leaders, entrepreneurs, social justice advocates, tech and marketing gurus, health care professionals and civil servants. While many universities in the area claim the same successes among their alumni, according to Jennifer Case, president of the Alumni Association, the achievements of Cal State East Bay graduates frequently hold deeper meaning and greater value, both for the individuals and those who helped them along the way.
“We know that many Pioneer alumni are first-generation college students and most worked their way through college with at least one job, sometimes two or three,” Case said. “Our alumni often persevere through challenging situations to complete their degrees and support their families and communities. Knowing that [these honorees] are age 40 or under, we look forward with excitement to see what’s next on the horizon.”
Cal State East Bay is honored to announce its 2017 class of 40 Under 40 Alumni Award recipients including:
Shaun Tai (B.A. ’02, Digital Art), Executive Director, Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center
Tai is the executive director of Oakland Digital, which he co-founded in 2009. He dedicates himself to enhancing tech literacy and opportunity among entrepreneurs and students. Tai also leads the direction and product strategy for BRIDGEGOOD, a web application that connects early stage creatives to professional opportunities. The platform is funded by Google.org and the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation. In 2015, he was named Cal State East Bay’s Distinguished Young Alumnus of the Year.
San Francisco Business Times
SFBT names Forty Under 40: Shaun Tai, Oakland Digital
CEO, Oakland Digital
What the company does:
Not-for-profit design studio that trains community college students to create social marketing campaigns for under-resourced small business owners.
Tai founded Oakland Digital in 2009 and to-date the organization has positively impacted the lives of nearly 6,000 Oakland and East Bay students and entrepreneurs, boosting the local economy by $4.8 million by bridging the digital literacy and opportunity divide. Last year, Shaun launched BRIDGEGOOD.com, a platform funded by Google.org and the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation that connects early stage creatives to professional opportunities.
B.A. from Cal State East Bay, B.S. and M.A. from San Jose State
Proudest professional accomplishment:
Starting a non-profit (Oakland Digital) with just $300
Best advice received:
You can do better (thanks Mom)
Word that best describes you:
Most surprising fact about you:
I was a rapper
Favorite job perk:
Daily bike rides (lunch break) around Lake Merritt
Economic empowerment, digital divide, opportunity
It takes creativity to change the world. Thank you donors, friends, and volunteers.
Inspiration Awards 2016 with Veronica De La Cruz, Jason Mayden, Justin Steele, and Rowena Tomaneng.
Photo by Malcolm Wallace for Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC), 2016.
Oakland Digital’s Inspiration Awards 2016 took place Dec 3, 2016 – thrilled Veronica De La Cruz of KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area hosted… and was amazing!
Inspiring conversation about design and social impact with Jason Mayden (Design at Accel Partners / Fmr. Sr Global Design Director at Nike / Jordan).
Congrats on being named ‘Creativity Leader’ at Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC)’s Inspiration Awards 2016 (Dec 3)… stay tuned!
Congrats Team Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) / BRIDGEGOOD.com!
East Bay Times article: Google, Golden State Warriors help connect businesses, aspiring graphic designers. Read more: http://bit.ly/googlewarriors
Golden State Warriors shooting guard Ian Clark and Team #BRIDGEGOOD / #OaklandDigital celebrating EOYDC’s new court!
Designers, creatives, and artists, create a free online portfolio and gain access to professional opportunities at http://www.bridgegood.com/
Photo by Stephen Peterson for Oakland Digital, 2016 — at East Oakland Youth Development Center.
Wilson, thanks for capturing this moment behind the scenes!
Right before our TV interview at NBC Bay Area San Jose for Asian Pacific America hosted by Emmy award-winning icon Robert Handa.
Excited about the Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) episode featuring our advisor Lisa Sy (also a Product Designer at Facebook) – talking about the importance of design, careers in design (business + tech), and BRIDGEGOOD. #InspireOakland
Optimize for team happiness. Team #BRIDGEGOOD / #OaklandDigital
Emily, thank you for emceeing Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC)’s Inspiration Awards 2015! #OaklandInspiration
Photo by Harvey Wong, 2015 — at Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
http://www.oaklanddigital.org/donate – “Design is a part of everything. It’s a part of every day life,” says CEO & Co-Founder of VSCO, Joel Flory.
Video filmed by Andrew Warren; produced by Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC), 2015.