CIREBOOT 2022 Dr. Macheo Payne POFS WE Manifest! Replicating How Oakland Freedom Schools Raised Reading Levels
Dr. Macheo Payne is currently the Executive Director of Community & Youth Outreach (CYO). Dr. Payne is also a social work professor at Cal State East Bay. The program nearest and dearest to Macheo’s heart is the Oakland Freedom School program.
Dr. Payne is a content expert on addressing disparities among African-American and students of color in schools and other social systems. Dr. Payne’s research focuses on finding solutions to systemic inequity at the institutional and program level. Macheo has over 25 years experience as a skilled trainer and facilitator. As a social worker with clinical experience, Macheo has over 15 years experience training clinicians on how to provide mental health & behavioral health support to individuals and groups.
A graduate of UC Berkeley, Macheo also holds an MSW from Cal State University East Bay and a doctorate in educational leadership from San Francisco State University.