ALLI CHAGI-STARR has more than two decades working as a social impact strategist, cultural organizer and DEI consultant. She has been fortunate to have worked with world class organizations, businesses, and community leaders to amplify the impact of initiatives for social transformation, including the Ella Baker Center, Green For All, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, Living the Next Economy, Democracy in Color, the East Bay College Fund and the Center for Transformative Action. She has helped to launch dozens of initiatives, conferences, and racial justice book campaigns. Alli has a B.A. in Cultural Organizing and an MBA in Business Innovation and Social Impact from Mills College. When she’s not organizing, Alli frequents the Bay area’s many local eateries and enjoys all kinds of music, comedy, and futuristic films. She lives with her ten-year old in Oakland, California.
The pandemic has caused job losses by the thousands in the Bay Area, with Oakland’s unemployment rate nearing 10%. This has only exacerbated existing racial disparities in joblessness and poverty experienced by Oakland’s Black and Hispanic residents. The City seeks to curb this gulf and is taking immediate action to support equitable workforce development programs and job pipelines. FUSE will partner with Oakland to create a holistic workforce development system that utilizes data to align investments and expand access to high-quality jobs and careers. A key priority will be ensuring that opportunities are inclusive of all Oaklanders.