Author Archives: trishgta


Nominate businesses for the Oakland Youth-Friendly Business Awards

The 2013 Oakland Youth-Friendly Business Awards nominations are open! Act now to nominate the amazing businesses and individuals that go out of their way to offer training, internships, and other kinds of support for young people in Oakland. Winners will be announced on June 12, 2013 at Inner City Advisors‘ “ALL IN 2013″ event at [...]


GTA wins Excellence in Financial Literacy Education award

Game Theory Academy’s ‘Make Your Decisions Count’ curriculum was among several excellent financial education supporters to be honored by the Institute for Financial Literacy at its annual 2013 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards. Game Theory Academy congratulates all 2013 EIFLE Award winners and is proud to be among them. Check out the list [...]


Meet Krystal: New GTA Instructor

I just finished teaching my first class at Game Theory Academy at the end of March. Even though I had a small class of seven, I think I had some of the best students as my first round of learners.  What made them so awesome is that they participated and could easily demonstrate to me [...]


GTA ‘Money Diaries’ air on KALW 91.7fm!

Last year, GTA students produced a series of ‘Money Diaries’ with radio journalist Lisa Morehouse. The ‘Money Diaries’ air on KALW 91.7FM on Mondays at 5pm PST this spring. Listen in! Josh: “Unemployed and on Food Stamps” Dillon: “The Cost of a Break-up” Keva: “Living at Home While Finishing School” Caelin: “Next Year will be [...]


Recruiting now for WOW Farm’s Spring Internship!

Please encourage youth who live, have family or go to school in West Oakland to apply for the WOW Farm Internship this spring. Download: WOW Farm Application 2013 PAID INTERNSHIP: Run a small farm business in West Oakland  Game Theory Academy (GTA) and West Oakland Woods Farm (WOW) are hiring Youth Associates to participate in [...]


The Volunteers and Mentors of 2012

Please join us in thanking and cheering the individuals who gave their time to mentor, advise and share knowledge with Game Theory Academy students and staff in 2012! These incredible people ran workshops for our alumni program: Lisa Morehouse * Adis Bajramovic & Lisa Joyner, US Bank * Alicia Oliverez, Alameda County Community Asset Network [...]


Job Announcement: WOW Farm Manager

West Oakland Woods (WOW) Farm partners with Game Theory Academy to offer local high school students an opportunity to learn about and operate a small farm business. WOW Farm’s team of youth grows and sells organically grown produce to local restaurants. Position description: The Farm Manager mentors youth associates in farm and business related activities, [...]



Flora joined us at the Oakland Youth Friendly Business Awards

Last night GTA attended the first ever Oakland Youth Friendly Business Awards, with Chef Yoni Levy of Flora, WOW Farm’s most loyal customer; Sara Wiehmann, the hardworking, unstoppable WOW Farm Manager; and Kassandra Johnson, youth farmer at WOW and a Met West High School Senior.


GTA is hiring!

Game Theory Academy is recruiting an instructor to teach and further develop GTA’s innovative economic and financial literacy curriculum, working closely with the Executive Director.  A qualified candidate must demonstrate an aptitude for microeconomics, as that forms the basis of our innovative curriculum. This position offers a unique opportunity for an educator who is interested [...]