Appointed as Manager of Learning and Evaluation, Destiny Arts Center


ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships

PhD field of study

PhD, Culture & Theory, University of California, Irvine

Position Description

Destiny Arts Center is a leading creative youth development institution with experience working with Oakland children, families, and communities for the last 35 years. Destiny Arts Center’s mission is to inspire and ignite social change through the arts by bringing high-quality arts programming grounded in culturally relevant movement (e.g., hip hop dance, traditional African dance forms, martial arts) to young people from low-income and historically under-resourced communities for free or at a reduced cost. The Manager of Learning and Evaluation will help entrench evaluation within Destiny’s culture, building upon past work to ensure evaluation is regularly used as a tool for teaching and learning. With increased demand for our programs, it is imperative that Destiny continues to implement evaluation practices that serve as tools for learning and strategy, which supports the continued improvement and adaptation of the work to the needs of youth, staff and teaching artists, and our community.