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Shaun Tai
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Next generation of designers ready to Inspire Oakland!

Today, a group of our students gathered at Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) to learn about optimizing their LinkedIn accounts, as well as adding the #InspireOakland Billboard Design Challenge as a project / honor / award to share with the world!!

#YesWeDesign #TechInclusion #LatinosinTech #OaklandDigital #ODALC
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Proud to rep CSUEB, Go Pioneers!!! "May 16, 2015, Oakland Digital's Executive Director Shaun Tai was awarded one of California State University East Bay (CSUEB)'s highest honors alongside the Honorable Jacob Blea III: "We believe you have taken up a cause and are effecting change in a way that is very much at the heart of our own values - giving thousands of young people the confidence and skill sets to pursue rewarding careers," said President Leroy M Morishita.
From the entire Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) team, congratulations and continue to lead and inspire our next generation of do-gooders! Help empower Oakland youth: www.voteoakland.com.
Photos courtesy California State University, East Bay, 2015. Post-production and collage by ZTY Media."
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Nice legacy Shaun-keep on keepin on!

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"People often ask me 'What is innovation?' - my reply: Diversity," said Shaun Tai, Executive Director at Oakland Digital and California State University East Bay (CSUEB)'s Distinguished Young Alumnus of 2015.
May 16, 2015, Shaun was awarded one of CSUEB's highest honors alongside the Honorable Jacob Blea III: "We believe you have taken up a cause and are effecting change in a way that is very much at the heart of our own values - giving thousands of young people the confidence and skill sets to pursue rewarding careers," said President Leroy M Morishita.
From the entire Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) team, congratulations and continue to lead and inspire our next generation of do-gooders!
Photos by Visual Verbs, 2015. Post-production and collage by ZTY Media.
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http://www.voteoakland.com - YOUR VOTE MATTERS! Unite and inspire Oakland's culturally-rich population. Our program closes the opportunity gap by facilitating youth’s workforce readiness, promoting their self-sufficiency and economic independence. Vote ten (10) times a day through June 3rd - thank you! ‪#‎InspireOakland‬ ‪#‎VoteOakland‬ ‪#‎SFNeighborhoodAssist‬
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Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) named 'Education' winner for our "pioneer innovative connections between the world of work and the world of learning" at the East Bay Innovation Awards: 178 organizations were nominated this year, including Kapor Center for Social Impact, Urban Strategies Council, and Hack the Hood. ‪#‎eastbayiawards‬ ‪#‎oaklanddigital‬ ‪#‎odalc‬ ‪#‎grateful‬ ‪#‎thankful‬ ‪#‎inspireoakland‬
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May 4: Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) invited to NEW YORK for TechCrunch NY 2015. Check us out at Startup Alley, Education section!

 "From discovering the hottest gadgets at Hardware Alley to discussing the latest challenges entrepreneurs face in the ever-evolving tech landscape, Disrupt NY (May 4-6) is the place to be for investors and tech entrepreneurs, business development folks and analysts alike."
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http://voteoakland.com - Out of 4,000 causes submitted to State Farm Neighborhood Assist, 'Empowering Oakland Youth' is the ONLY Top 200 Cause representing ‪#‎Oakland‬ and the ‪#‎EastBay‬.

We are eligible for a $25,000 prize, but we need your help! How?

Step 1: Log into Facebook
Step 2: Type voteoakland.com into the URL bar (where https:// is)
Step 3: Vote 'Empowering Oakland Youth' (ideally you checkbox all 10 votes towards our cause) smile emoticon smile emoticon

When spreading the word, please use voteoakland.com and ‪#‎VoteOakland‬. Thank you!
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http://voteoakland.com - EMPOWER OAKLAND YOUTH - vote daily (be sure to cast all 10 votes) through June 3rd. ‪#‎VoteOakland‬ ‪#‎InspireOakland‬ ‪#‎SFNeighborhoodAssist
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Grateful. 

"Tomorrow (May 16) Oakland Digital's Executive Director, Shaun Tai, is receiving one of California State University East Bay (CSUEB)'s highest honors, Distinguished Young Alumnus of the 2014-15 academic year. From the entire Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) team, congratulations and continue to lead and inspire our next generation of do-gooders!

"We believe you have taken up a cause and are effecting change in a way that is very much at the heart of our own values - giving thousands of young people the confidence and skill sets to pursue rewarding careers," said President Leroy M Morishita. 

If you would like to attend the celebration, please contact Olivia, olivia@odalc.org.— at CSUEB Honors Convocation 2015."
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Exploring new areas and opportunities for graphic design classes, curriculum, and degrees at local community colleges. May 8, the advisory board of Mission College and Diablo Valley College met at Oakland Digital to discuss topics including graphic/web design, UX/UI, mobile, animation, and gaming, with a focus on employment for AA graduates.
Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) is proud to support the community college education system and help lead the way for exciting and innovating programs benefitting under resourced communities!
Photos and post-production by ZTY Media, 2015.
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Oakland Digital invited to TechCrunch Disrupt NY - seeking additional support for our BRIDGE for Social Good app! In addition to spreading Oakland Digital's message of digital literacy, opportunity, and tech inclusion, we engaged with hundreds of tech professionals asking, "What was the BRIDGE to your career?" A few of our fav's: vulnerability, great mentors, and exploring without fear.

#‎tcdisrupt #‎OAK2NY #oaklanddigital #odalc #inspireoakland 

Photos by Olivia English for Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC), 2015. Post-production and collage by ZTY Media.
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Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) proud to partner with and support the Fourth Annual STEM Career Awareness Day presented by CSU East Bay, East Bay Economic Development Alliance, Novartis, Chevron, Bayer HealthCare, and AAA.
We asked Oakland & East Bay youth, "What Inspires You?" and introduced design careers: UI/UX design, social media management, and the importance of pursuing careers that draw from their inspiration.
Photos by Jennifer Warren & Andrew Warren, 2015. Post-production and collage by ZTY Media.
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  • Oakland Digital (ODALC)
    Executive Director, 2009 - present
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San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
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East Bay, California, USA - California, USA
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(510) 435-2945
Email
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1224 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA 94612
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Executive Director at Oakland Digital (@ODALC)
Introduction

2014: Feb. 2014, Shaun, in partnership with AT&T’s 28 Days Campaign for Black History Month, produced 11,570 pieces of digital media content (social currency) that yielded over 90 million impressions.

2013: May 22nd, Shaun selected to keynote SJSU’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Graduation Ceremony & Orientation addressing 1,700 students.

2012: Shaun led the expansion of a workforce development program spanning 3 cities, 5 educational institutions, empowering 400 underserved students, and receiving 4,110,000 bulletin impressions [odalc.org, 2012].

2011: Oct. 27th, Shaun recognized by California State University, East Bay as a ‘Hometown Hero’ featured on Comcast Newsmakers / CNN Headline News [csueastbay.edu, 2011].

2011: Mar. 25th, Shaun organized the first ever “Social Media for Small Business” at Oakland City Hall aimed at helping economically disadvantaged small business owners [examiner.com, 2011].

2010: Oct. 2nd, Shaun's video “Tweedia Day 2010: Warriors Media Day” was the second most tweeted video in sports [ZOCIALtv, 2010].

2009: Jul. 31st, Shaun founded Oakland Digital (ODALC), a non-profit corporation that empowers underserved citizens to succeed in the digital economy [irs.gov, 2009].

2008: Shaun successfully documented the history of Bay Area urban culture, creating an online campaign that exceeded 14-million video views [SFBG, 2009].

2007: McCall Design Group partnered with Shaun on an award-winning, green-building design for affordable and sustainable second-unit housing in Northern California [Public Architecture, 2007].

2003-2006: Shaun obtained his second and third education degrees: BS in Advertising Management and MA in Architectural & Urban Design [SJSU, 2006].

1998-2002: Shaun obtained his first education degree: BA in Digital Graphics [CSUEB, 2002].

2001: Shaun co-founded an award-winning automotive group that was the sole influence for the $155-million grossing movie “The Fast and the Furious” [Guardian UK, 2001].

Specialties

• Creative Strategist: planning, directing and executing campaigns.

• Tech Philanthropist: devoting resources to promote technology for social good.

• eMarketeer: creating, communicating and delivering value to the customer, online.

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http://www.shauntai.com
Education
  • San José State University
    Master of Science, 2005 - 2007
  • San José State University
    Bachelor of Science, 2003 - 2005
  • California State University, East Bay
    Bachelor of Arts, 1998 - 2002
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