Email: [email protected]

Phone: 510-208-0474 

Mailing Address:
PO Box 23831
Oakland, CA 94623

Support IMPACT

IMPACT Bay Area relies on the support of the community to continue our work of empowering students to set and defend boundaries.

Here are some ways you can get involved:

Spread the Word

The majority of our students come to us through word of mouth! Share your experience on social media or write a review on our Yelp page.

Facebook:  @IMPACTselfdefense
Instagram: @IMPACTbayarea
Twitter: @IMPACTBayArea

Join Our Board

IMPACT Bay Area is looking for new board members who support our mission of reducing violence and promoting healing by teaching effective boundary setting, personal safety, and physical self-defense skills. Thank you for your interest in joining the IMPACT Bay Area Board of Directors. Learn more about Board service here. This document offers a picture of board member responsibilities and the application process. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. If you decide to pursue a position on the board, please contact us below for more info.

Shop for IMPACT

Benefit IMPACT when you shop! IMPACT participates in Amazon Smile and the Sports Basement Basementeers Program! You can designate IMPACT as your charity of choice when you shop and a portion of the proceeds from you purchases will be donated to us!

Job Openings

Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator directly supports the Program Director through ongoing collaboration and coordination on short, medium and long-term organizational goals. Teaching experience, work in the fields of violence prevention and/or sexual assault/domestic violence, interest in teaching Empowerment Self-Defense programs, and anti-racism/anti-oppression education are preferred.

As part of our commitment to empowerment, the responsibilities of this position will be shaped in part by the interests and experience of the Program Coordinator, and may include: teaching interactive violence prevention classes; organizing and scheduling classes; marketing; building and maintaining positive community partnerships with area schools and organizations. This position will be trained to teach a variety of different violence prevention curricula, focusing on school and corporate programs as well as programs for people with disabilities in the future. Training in these programs will be provided.

This position is flexible around 20 hours per week, and salary is dependent upon experience.

Program Coordinator Position Description

We are hiring Instructor Trainees!

IMPACT instructors provide opportunities for people to experience victory over fear and trauma. We teach life-saving skills designed to build confidence and safety. We work with an exclusive team of instructors who believe that self-defense is about much more than physical strikes, and are committed to helping others access their own power. Our graduates describe the experience as ”life changing,” “empowering,” and as an important part of their trauma healing. We work in teams of "Whistle Instructors" who are primarily responsible for coaching, and "Suited Instructors" who are responsible for playing the role of mock assailants in class. 

Training to become an IMPACT Instructor is a long and rigorous process, we are seeking candidates with a long term interest in Empowerment Self-Defense and violence prevention. Please note that we only train instructors to teach at IMPACT Bay Area. We do not train instructors to teach independently or offer "train the trainer" programs.

Please see the job descriptions below for more details:

Whistle Instructor

Suited Instructor

Internship Opportunities

Please contact us below if you are interested in an internship with IMPACT Bay Area.

Contact Us

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We look forward to connecting!