Vince Steele
Pronouns
He/ Him/His
Year
2020
Chapter
Position
Political Director, GO Public Schools

Vince Steele is the Political Director at Go Public Schools, a non-profit organization based in Oakland, CA committed to the advancement of equitable education systems that increase student achievement.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Vince is a longtime community activist and organizer. He served many years with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) as a labor organizer, winning major victories for low income communities of color with campaigns such as "Fight for a fair Economy", and "Fight for $15" which raised the minimum wage in Los Angeles. Subsequently, Vince managed the organizing and representation departments within SEIU for the workers of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

While at SEIU, Vince led the Social Economic and Global Justice committee, working to build solidarity with other labor organizations, community leaders and non-profits to combat issues of police brutality, gentrification, and advance immigrant rights.

Vince's love for organizing and politics brought him to the Bay Area where he served as Director of Organizing at the Ella Baker Center for Human rights in Oakland. Focusing on reforming the criminal justice system, Vince worked with communities across Oakland to shift resources away from systems of oppression and into programs, services and job opportunities that build communities.

Vince is currently a Board Member of the Eastbay Stonewall Democratic Club, established to further equality through the political process and community activism.

Vince studied at California State University - Dominguez Hills, earning a Bachelor of Science in Communications. In his spare time, Vince loves traveling, training for athletic competitions, volunteering, and is an avid reader.