Jessica Lee

I came across IMPACT while looking for self-defense classes prior to going on a solo international trip. I took the Women’s Basics class in 2019, and it turned out to be so much more than just a self-defense class.

IMPACT taught me not only how to physically defend myself, but also enabled me to discover and embrace my own power. Through hearing my voice, feeling my force, and setting my boundaries, it was a profound experience that influenced how I see myself and what I’m capable of. I hope that more women can experience this.

The world will be a more beautiful place when women can own their power and confidently live the lives they want. Your donations will bring this experience to more women and expand the reach of this amazing program to underserved communities.

  • Make a Donation Today!

    IMPACT Bay Area believes that personal safety is a right, not a privilege. Our mission is to reduce violence and promote healing by teaching effective boundary setting, personal safety, and physical self-defense skills.

    $650 could sponsor a full scholarship for a full 24-hour Basics course

    $300 could sponsor a full scholarship for a Teen course

    $100 provides a partial scholarship for a student in a Teen, Young Adult or Basics Course

    Every donation helps bring personal safety, self-defense and empowerment training to people who need it. IMPACT Bay Area is a 501(c)3 non-profit, so your contribution is fully tax-deductible. Every online donation will receive an email confirmation for their records.

    You can also mail a check with "donation" in the memo line to:

    IMPACT Bay Area
    PO Box 23831
    Oakland, CA 94623

    PLEASE NOTE: We will be happy to prepare a paper or email acknowledgement of your donation upon request.

    If you would prefer to become a regular supporter, consider giving a monthly donation instead.

    Employer Matching

    Bay Area Corporations and Companies Offering Employer Matching Gifts

    If your employer offers employer matching, your donation can MAKE AN EVEN BIGGER IMPACT. Contact your human resources department for information on your employer's matching gift program. IMPACT Bay Area's EIN number is 94-3123451.

    Our address is:
    PO Box 23831
    Oakland,CA 94623.

    Learn about more ways you can support IMPACT Bay Area!


  • Our New Mission, Vision, and Values

    We're so excited to share our new Mission, Vision, and Values, and to invite you to help us make them a reality!

    We need your support to get to 100 donations by August 31, 2021! 

    Your generous donations enable us to make IMPACT support:

    • Continuing our "pay what you can" model for in-person classes
    • Recruitment and training of instructors from the community
    • Expanding programs for those who need us most




Jessica Lee
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Jessica took IMPACT’s Women’s Basics class in 2019. She is VP of Product at Goodwater Capital, a consumer tech venture capital firm.
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