2017-2018 Project Blogs

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. But in today’s American society, it appears to be anything but […]

2017-2018 Project Blogs

Let’s Get Physical

I’ve had a membership at Planet Fitness’ East Oakland branch located on 4055 MacArthur Boulevard for several months; however, I haven’t stepped foot in it since joining.  What prompted me to sign up, was a […]

Past Authors

Trash Can Mosaic Art

On a cloudless but cold Saturday morning, two volunteers wearing fluorescent vests kneel in front of trash receptacles on the sidewalk along East 14th Street in Oakland’s Fruitvale district. Roberto Costa is attaching tile borders […]

2017-2018 Project Blogs

We All Belong

I am a dispatcher for Street Level Health Project for the ACILEP (Alameda County Immigration, Legal and Education Partnership) rapid response network.  I believe all work is meaningful and has dignity, yet aside from the […]