College Success Manager
Black College Success
Leah Goldman is a College Success Manager for the Black College Success (BCS) Program. In her role, she works to ensure that BCS Fellows attending four-year colleges and universities have access to resources and community that support them in building the confidence and skills needed to successfully navigate their college experiences.
Prior to joining LAPF, Goldman served as a high school history teacher in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles. As an educator, she built meaningful relationships with students and families and emphasized restorative and abolitionist teaching practices that centered on justice, empowerment, and the pursuit of educational freedom for all students.
Goldman received her bachelor’s degree in politics and international Studies with a focus on Political Sociology from Brandeis University in 2017. After deciding to narrow her focus on education, she attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education as a Humanities Teaching Fellow earning a Master of Science in Education in 2020.
Goldman enjoys reading books by female authors. Her most recent favorites include Circe by Madeline Miller, All About Love by bell hooks, and Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. In her free time, she loves going on adventures with her two dogs, Rooney and Stevie, exploring new food around LA, and watching Netflix docu-series.
“The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy” – bell hooks