Our Vision

Our vision is for all scholars to realize the opportunities that are available and have the skills to create their vision and engineer their dreams

Our Model

Envisioneers leverages an Expanded Learning Day model to re-imagine the way scholars learn.  We foster and cultivate the academic and social emotional skills of our scholars while exposing them to career pathways through project-based learning and community mentors.

Envisioneers was a former division of Citizen Schools, a national organization with decades-long experience and a track record for developing a powerful Expanded Learning Time (ELT) Program. This team has a proven record of impact on student growth and school culture through delivering hands-on learning and volunteer mentors from the community.


Envisioneers, while a new organization, is being led by the same program staff and leaders who have led the Citizen Schools California team for the last several years. This includes the entire Leadership team and Advisory Board. We know this will ensure the seamless transition and delivery of the same well known Citizen Schools ELT program across our Bay Area campuses.


During the 2021-2022 academic year, Envisioneers and Citizen Schools will remain close allies and partners as we move to bring equity to education through our separate programs. We could not do this without our partner schools, volunteers, staff members, and supporters like you.

It Takes A Village

What our Volunteer Mentors have to say




We live in an America that is not equal for all.  We have schools a mile apart with 11% low income students versus 99% low income students. The median wealth of single white men under the age of 35 is 14.6 times greater than that of single Black men, and 224.2 times greater than that of single Black women. While high school graduation rates have increased, there is still a significant difference between those that are white and their black counterparts.

Generations of systemic inequalities have created too few of our nation’s children the opportunity to thrive.  The future work landscape in the United States is uncharted with opportunities.  Yet, the majority of our students lack the skills, opportunities, and especially the networks needed to thrive in this shifting landscape.

Be a part of the change!

400 years of inequality and loss of opportunities will require all of us to make it EQUAL.
Let us together ENVISION a future where ALL scholars have equal opportunity

Our Supporters


Argo AI


David & Lucile Packard Foundation

Dome Construction


Koshland Foundation


Shortino Family Foundation

Star One Credit Union

Western Digital


Alum Rock School District


California Volunteers

Citizen Schools

Oakland Fund For Youth & Children

Oakland Unified School District

Redwood City School District

West Contra Costa School District