Gregory Nottage
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Executive Director, Streets Team Enterprises

 

Gregory joined Streets Team Enterprises in December 2021, bringing with him more than 12 years of experience working with individuals that have suffered systemic and institutionalized trauma. In 1995, at the age of 25, Gregory was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to a 26 years to life sentence for first degree murder. In November of 2013, the individual who committed the murder came forth, and Gregory was released in June 2014 after spending close to 20 years of his life behind bars. 

 

After years of being a survivor of the system, Gregory decided to make the best of the cards that were dealt to him. Gregory worked in Solano State Prison and CMC-West in the Offender Mentor Certification Program (OMCP) creating and facilitating Substance Abuse and Self-Help programs that served over 2,000 inmates. In 2000, Gregory was the co-founder of The Ironwood Project, which afforded inmates the opportunity to receive their Associate Degrees while incarcerated. 

 

Gregory joined Community Housing Partnership in May 2017, and in 18 months was promoted to Senior Programs Director.  Gregory was responsible for managing eleven Permanent Supportive Housing buildings that housed over 1,000 formerly homeless men, women, children, and families. 

 

Prior to his incarceration, Gregory founded an employee leasing agency, a telemarketing firm, and managed a financial planning company. Gregory had his insurance license by the age of 21, and managed over 2,000 sales representatives in 16 states. 

 

Gregory has been a guest lecturer at both San Francisco State University and San Jose State University. He currently facilitates trainings for the Cadets Cohorts at the San Mateo Police Academy. These trainings focus on homelessness, mental health, substance abuse, and societal perception. Gregory has provided trainings for The National Science Foundation, The Exploratorium, and The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Most recently, Gregory was spotlighted in a soon to be released book on leadership, called “Learn Lead Lift,” by Wendy Ryan. 

 

After his release in 2014, Gregory earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from San Francisco State University (2017) and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University (2020).