Castle Redmond is a senior program manager at The California Endowment leading The Endowment’s Sons & Brothers Campaign. He is responsible for developing policy and funding strategies to improve health outcomes for boys and young men of color in California, with an emphasis on dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, ending mass incarceration, and increasing public investment in California’s young people. In addition, Redmond co-leads The Endowment’s internal Equity & Inclusion Workgroup and foundation-wide, racial equity framework development process.
Redmond also serves as commissioner for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. He helped lead the recent effort at the Commission to redesign the state teacher and administrator credentialing standards to require that new educators learn how to create healthy learning environments using current best practices, including restorative justice, multi-tiered systems of support, social-emotional learning, trauma informed practices, culturally relevant curriculum, implicit bias training, positive behavior supports and others.
Redmond came to The Endowment after working with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) from 2002-2011. At OUSD, Redmond oversaw juvenile reentry for the City of Oakland and OUSD as the program manager for the Juvenile Justice Center Wraparound Strategy. There, he collaborated with county probation, the juvenile court, social services, and health care services on reforms to the juvenile justice system.
Redmond, an Oakland resident, earned his BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley, and his law degree from Georgetown University.