The California School-Age Consortium is proud to highlight Stephanie Dietrich from CalSAC's Leadership Development Institute 360°/365 fellowship. Stephanie is a leader who has demonstrated unrivaled commitment to the field and drive for advanced leadership in the out-of-school time and early learning field.
Stephanie Dietrich was born and raised in Oakland, California. Coming from a first-generation immigrant family, she experienced the needs of the community and the impact that community organizations have in improving families and individuals’ lives. Growing up she was involved in different youth groups that supported her growth, including organizations like Teens On Target, the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center and Huaxtec. Stephanie attended Chabot College and received her degree in Humanities.
After graduating, Stephanie was determined to give back to the community that helped lead her success. Being a first-generation college student, she knew having a positive impact on young women in Oakland was one of her goals and so she joined Girls Inc. of Alameda County in August of 2014.
During her time at Girls Inc. of Alameda County, Stephanie has piloted several programs in East Oakland Middle Schools. As a part of the Girls Inc. community, Stephanie has shown her commitment and dedication to Oakland youth, and was soon promoted to Middle School Coordinator and Interim- Middle School Manager. This August of 2018, Stephanie began the school year spearheading the first Middle School lead site that Girls Inc. of Alameda County holds.
Stephanie’s passion to continue moving her community forward is something that she holds very highly. Seeing youth in her communities having small and big victories every day is what keeps her going.