Alice Rice

Program Manager, Research and Learning Communities

Alice Rice is a program manager at JFF. Based in the Oakland office, she supports the development of a place-based approach to regional economic development in California.

Her skills and areas of interest include:

  • Data use and capacity building
  • Cross-sector partnership and leadership development
  • Adaptive strategy and collaborative design
  • Community-based asset mapping
  • Special populations and contexts, including adult and alternative education, opportunity youth, and rural California

Her previous experience includes work on a California Careers Pathway Trust grant for SIATech Opportunity Youth, exploring careers in advanced manufacturing, information communication technologies and digital media at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Treasure Island Job Corps Center in San Francisco. She also was a site coordinator for a federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant for the San Francisco Beacon Initiative for community schools.

Earlier in her career, Alice held an innovation fellowship at the San Francisco Children’s Creativity Museum, where she helped organize an education technology residency program for artists, entrepreneurs, and companies funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. And in 2014, she worked on a user experience design project for the OpenStack platform through Outreachy, a GNOME Foundation and Software Freedom Conservancy program.

Her cumulative experiences and interests serve her well in her current role at JFF, where she contributes to efforts such as the Solano disconnected youth research project, the California Rural Partnership Alliance (REL West), and various projects associated with the James Irvine Foundation.

Outside of her professional life, Alice is a dedicated artist, and she and her partner, an architect, are avid supporters of local arts and housing projects.