The Kids are an Inspiration
Bank of Marin’s Chief Information Officer – and Concord resident – Jim Burke is a strong believer in giving back locally. For 11 years, he served on the Board at St. Agnes School in Concord, spending the last seven years as Board President. From 2010 to 2015, he was on the Board of the Volunteer Center of the East Bay. He frequently gives of his time at local schools, most recently with Junior Achievement teaching 4th graders about building a career.
When the Bank began expanding its nonprofit commitments into East Bay communities, Jim leaped at the opportunity to invest his time and talents close to home.
Last summer, Jim was introduced to Alternatives in Action (AIA), a long-time East Bay customer of the Bank based in Oakland and celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. AIA believes in supporting young people from early childhood to high school through education and other services, including running a charter high school, community-based after-school programs, a Teen Tech Center, and a soon-to-open Early Childhood Education Center.
In January, Jim joined their Board of Directors and serves on the Finance Committee. He is also taking every opportunity to be part of the action at their student locations by serving as a panelist at youth presentations and providing project feedback.
“Hearing these kids’ personal stories and how they leaned into opportunities provided to them by AIA inspires me,” says Jim. “I’m looking forward to a long association with this amazing organization.”
Pictured with Oriana Obligacion, Director of Operations and Finance at Alternatives in Action.