Toni Burke, Segal Fellow

Toni Burke

2009 Center for Youth and Communities Segal Fellow

Toni Burke is Vice President and Executive Director of City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley. She leads 74 AmeriCorps members serving in seven schools, impacting more than 3,600 students every day. Toni came to City Year with extensive experience in building successful nonprofits and managing high-performing teams.

As Management Fellow and then Director of the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program, she led a growing Network of nearly 500 Segal Founders and Fellows in 10 different states. During her tenure she helped establish the organization’s three-year strategic plan, established partnerships with leading national organizations, mayoral and state capital offices, Congressional offices, federal agencies, and the White House. These connections have supported efforts to promote national service and citizen leadership around the country. Previously, she served as a Policy Fellow in Atlanta advancing the rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina and also helped create a federal policy agenda for rural America.

Toni completed her Master’s in Public Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut. She currently resides in San Jose with her husband, Mark Burke.