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Wayne Clarke

Director of Mentoring

Wayne Clarke grew up in West Oakland as the youngest of 3 brothers. He had to grow up fast to survive and ended up doing many things he now regrets.  Several years ago Wayne had a dramatic life transition and let God change his life.  He worked through the anger and abandonment he had been dealing with his entire life and found a deep change and a daily obedience.

Today Wayne is a Minister at The Way Christian Center in Berkeley and leads their Men's Group.  Wayne also works with the Empower Initiative, conducting training for police officers and serving with fellow city leaders to shape the Ceasefire Program, which has been responsible for a steady decrease in homicides through collaboration between the police and the community.

Wayne is the Director of Mentoring at OLC and oversees all of our work with young men in Oakland. He teaches, organizes, mentors and prays with and for our younger leaders. He also builds partnerships with other community organizations and programs.  His presence and energy are truly a blessing at Oakland Leadership Center.