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Olive Children Foundation

Olive Children Foundation is a registered 501(c) non-profit educational organization based in Fremont, CA. We envision a world where access to educational opportunities is more equitable, regardless of socioeconomic status. Our mission is to provide high quality programming to children in K-12 from the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area, with a focus on those that come from disadvantaged backgrounds or areas. 

Founded in 2010, we launched our first after-school youth leadership program in Fremont. Since then, we have developed and implemented dozens of programs, ranging from our Preschool to Elementary school, to our year-round high school research facility. Proceeds from these programs are directly reinvested into our surrounding communities, enabling us to offer the same high quality programs to even more students. One of our primary tenets is that access to education should not be contingent on socioeconomic factors.

Over the past decade, Olive has served thousands of children, preparing them to be the leaders of tomorrow through innovative, hands-on educational programming.

As a non-profit organization, our ability to provide services to underserved communities would not be possible without the continued generosity and financial support from our community partners, sponsors, and individual donors.

If you would like to make a gift to Olive Children Foundation to help fund scholarships for underprivileged students, purchase class materials and curriculum for our free summer camps, or to help pay for facilities, field trips, and material costs, we would greatly appreciate a contribution of any amount.

Community Service

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

― Mother Teresa


Olive Children Foundation was founded with the notion that nobody is too small to make an impact, and no action too small to make a difference. And it's this notion that underpins our commitment to community service. Over the years, Olive has participated in both local and national programs, giving our kids the opportunity to give back. Through service, kids learn the importance of giving bak, teamwork, and making a positive impact, laying the foundation for a lifetime of compassionate action. A few of our efforts are listed below:


Getting Involved

As a non-profit, we rely on the graciousness of our volunteers to help keep the lights on. We have many flexible opportunities, tailored to fit your schedule. From a summer camp counselor, to meal prep staff, there is a role for everyone. Whether you have a few hours on a weekend or an entire day, join us in making a meaningful impact in our community.

Right now, we're looking for help in the following positions

  • STEM Assistant: Help the teacher facilitate STEM activity, eg. with LEGO Robotics

  • Math Assistant: Math homework help, individual and small group assistance 

  • Arts Leader: Work with kids during various arts and crafts projects

  • Admin Assistant: Help the back of office with administrative duties

Leadership Team


Joni Jen

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Founder and Executive Director

Joni Jen is a mother, childhood educator and entrepreneur. Living and working in the Bay Area for over 30 years, she is the founder and CEO of Olive Children Foundation -- a non-profit organization that strives to prepare the children of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.  Her vision is centered around early access to quality education, irrespective of socioeconomic background


Edward Njoo

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Edward Njoo oversees research & development operations at ASDRP, in addition to developing several STEM programs at Olive. Edward received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Loyola Marymount University, and his MS in Science & Religion from Biola University; He is currently a PhD candidate at Stanford University, and has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications in organic chemistry, chemical biology, and chemical education / science education. 


Tammy Long

    Board Member

    Tammy currently serves as the Executive Pastor of South Bay Community Church in Fremont. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Cal State East Bay, a Masters in Christian Formation from North Park Seminary. Tammy firmly believes we are better together, and that every person has a unique gift and contribution to share for the good and benefit of all.

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