Empowerment Through Education and Employment

Management Team

Dr. Moira DeNike

Board Director

Moira DeNike, Ph.D. is a consultant to nonprofits, public agencies, foundations, and school districts. For over 15 years she has guided program design, logic modeling, and provided evaluation services for juvenile justice diversion, gender-specific services for offenders, alternatives to incarceration, case management for adult and juvenile offenders, trauma-informed programs, and drug court programs. She has taught in the Program for Criminal Justice Studies at San Francisco State University in the areas of Jails and Prisons and Research Methods, and has additional teaching experience in juvenile delinquency, criminology, and social research at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the international University of Bochum. Dr. DeNike received training from the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute in Effective Practices in Community Supervision and has delivered brief trainings to communitybased organizations in the principles of Risk-Need-Responsivity. She has consulted with school districts and school-serving nonprofits regarding racial disparity in school discipline practices, promoting positive and restorative discipline, and understanding and dismantling implicit bias. Dr. DeNike served on the Board of Directors for Each One Reach One, a nonprofit which providing playwriting, educational, and life skills programs to justice system-involved youth, from 2013 to 2018, when the organization merged with the Success Centers. She holds a Bachelor’s in sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and both a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in sociology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.


Every dime counts! Here are some examples of how contributions may help: DONATE NOW
$35 Provides the fees for 1 GED Test.
$70 Provides a clipper transit card for a student.
$100 Provides a new jobseeker with interview attire.
$500 Provides new GED textbooks.
$1000 Provides resources for a new computer.
$5000 Provides a college tour for 10 students.
$10,000 Provides school lunch for our EMSA students for one year.
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