Ryan Barba

Ryan Barba is an Oakland native who is following his passion of writing. It has lead to his desire to further his knowledge and insight in this profession by learning and sharing with others. Ryan attended primary and secondary schools in Oakland and has ties to various community outreach programs throughout the East Bay. Having spent his life in Oakland, he looks forward to using this opportunity as a platform to tell stories that are occurring in his wonderful community.

Stories by Ryan

Strengthened by ICE

  One’s journey through grade school is supposed to be a time that builds children into young adults with the opportunity of a brighter future.

One of the Many

  In my last article, I profiled Missio Dei Oakland. In this article, I write about how I joined the church. Entering the darkest phase

The Power of Christ in East Oakland

Missio Dei Oakland (MDO) is a house church network that is positively serving disadvantaged people in East Oakland through compassion, personal connection and spreading the

Sterling

The definition of the word resilience is having the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Over the course of my life I’ve had the pleasure