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Coco Duhon-Kelley is the Program and Administrative Assistant at the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI).
Coco is a former Special Education teacher, who worked in both the Oakland and San Francisco Unified School Districts. She transitioned to grant making, and worked at the San Francisco Foundation supporting two programs, the Foundation Alliance with Interfaith to Heal Society (FAITHS), and the Multicultural Fellowship Program. Prior to joining CCI, Coco was at the City of Oakland’s, Cultural Affairs Division, Cultural Funding Program, where she managed all grant contracts for the individual artists and arts organizations. Coco studies West African dance and Sabar drumming with the Diamano Coura West African Dance Company at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts in downtown Oakland. She is also a Board member with Diamano Coura, and focuses on development through grants management for the Company. Coco was also a Bisemi Foundation Inc., Cultural Arts Incubator Program Cohort Fellow.
Coco has a B.A. in English Literature from San Francisco State University.