Kareem Weaver, Co-Founder and Executive Director
Kareem is committed to improving literacy rates in California and across the country by engaging stakeholders around the systematic structures needed to cultivate excellent reading outcomes for all students.
Liza Finkelstein, Co-Founder
Liza taught ESL, English and Literacy intervention in Hunter’s Point and the Mission district for SFUSD.
Liza has continued to work toward high quality, equitable education for all by serving for almost a decade on the advisory board of New Leaders, a national non-profit that recruits and trains catalytic leaders for transformative change in underserved urban public schools.
Carrie’s arrival at FULCRUM follows 5 years of leadership in several organizations, including Defy Ventures and the CROP Organization, that support people who are leaving prison integrate back into their communities.
Carrie’s desire to put a stop to the “school-to-prison pipeline” led her to literacy – one of the most effective ways to increase an individual’s ability to thrive in the information age.
Carrie's strengths include strategy, project management, and operations. Prior to her work in social justice, Carrie spent more than a dozen disenchanted years in the asset management industry in New York City and San Francisco.