was appointed Program Officer in the Youth program in January 2010, having previously served the Foundation as Grants Manger and Program Associate, Youth. Prior to joining Irvine in 2004, Kenji was as an Administrative Analyst/Specialist in the Office of University Development at San Francisco State University. He also has held positions as a consultant to the San Rafael City Schools and as a Program Coordinator at the Youth Leadership Institute for community-based grantmaking programs in San Francisco and Marin counties. Kenji cofounded and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Next Generation Scholars, a community-based organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for low-income youth in Marin County. Kenji holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor's degree in American studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he graduated with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds certification in nonprofit management from San Jose State University.
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