Olatunde Sobomehin has a lifelong commitment to youth and community development. A native of Portland, Oregon, Olatunde grew up in a family dedicated public service and eventually carried that lens to Stanford University, where he he majored in Urban Studies, led a public speaking class in the Engineering department, and played on the top 25 Men’s Basketball Team, where he was also voted Most Inspirational Player (2003). In 2014, Olatunde co-founded StreetCode, and has remained CEO since. He is responsible for crafting and carrying the vision alongside board, staff, and key partners. Most recently, his work in tech education and community building has earned him recognition as a 2018 Aspen Institute Scholar, a 2019 Praxis Fellow, and a 2020 Social Entrepreneurship Fellow at Stanford University. He and his wife, Tamara, have four children: Olatayo (15), Temilola (14), Tatiola (13), and Olataiye (8) where they reside in East Palo Alto, CA.
Olatunde was born in Los Angeles in an orange Volkswagen bug, has bungee jumped in New Zealand, can play rhythms on his stomach, and started a barbershop while in college.
Tunde is inspired by the spiritual principles of the Bible – his favorite scripture is Philippians 4:12-13: I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.