Victor Phu is the Data Strategist of CORE’s Data Collaborative and Master of Public Policy candidate at the Goldman School of Public Policy seeking to disrupt the cycle of intergenerational poverty and guarantee equity and opportunity for our most underserved youth through education. In his role, Victor is working with high-leverage stakeholders to improve student achievement through actionable data, meaningful partnerships, and reciprocal learning.
Prior to CORE, Victor served as a Data, Partnerships, & Planning Analyst in the African American Achievement & Leadership Initiative in San Francisco Unified School District, where he was tasked to close the academic achievement gap for African American youth in San Francisco by developing results-based accountability and data-driven frameworks for strategy implementation. Additionally, Victor was employed as a City Hall Fellow for the City & County of San Francisco tasked to create the My Brother & Sister’s Keeper Local Action Plan, which outlines the City and County of San Francisco’s plan to develop a cradle-to-college and career pathway for our African American, Latino, & Pacific Islander students.
Victor grew up in East San Jose, California and benefited from public schools and recruitment & retention such as Public Policy International Affairs (PPIA), Incentives Awards Program (IAP), and the Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP), that supported his intellectual growth and academic accomplishments. As a result, Victor seeks to ensure low-income students of color are granted similar or better opportunities that he received through CORE Districts.