Teresa Jenkins. Since Teresa’s employment at BBK she has transitioned from the Community Engagement Advocacy Team (CEAT) to the Digital Literacy Technology Coordinator. The focus of Teresa’s work is closing the digital divide by ensuring that: Richmond families have access to high speed, low-cost broadband (Internet); digital and technological resources; and, the opportunity to command these digital and technological resources . Teresa knows that command of Information Communications and Technology skills and tools is a must in order that families are the drivers of their 21st Century communities.
Teresa was born in Martinez, California and grew up in North Richmond where she has lived since she was a child. As a young girl she enjoyed playing in the creek behind her grandmother’s house and walking through the cabbage patch. Teresa attended Richmond Adult School where she received her high school diploma in June of 1994. Teresa feels blessed to live and work within her community, which is a lifelong goal that she is happy to be fulfilling and one of the many ways that she is giving back to her community. Teresa is a proud mother of 2 girls and 4 boys.