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  • East Bay Housing Organization Affordable Housing Week Kick-Off, Master of Ceremonies (May 2012).
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  • Youth Employment and Leadership Ladders. Columbia Institute.
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  • CAPACD: Celebrating a Decade of Unity: A Time of Change (June 2009).
  • Cleantech and Green Jobs: Policy & Programs Update. SJF Summit on the New Green Economy. (June 2009).
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