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Despite being one of the dance capitals of the world, with 73 public and private colleges and universities offer dance majors, for decades there hasn’t been a single-subject teaching credential in dance for the California public school system. (Gif by Mahlia Posey)

Credentials rules leave some East Bay dance instructors unable to teach

Despite being one of the dance capitals of the world, with 73 public and private colleges and universities offer dance majors, for decades there hasn’t been a single-subject teaching credential in dance for the California...
Fourth graders from Verde Elementary School used their grant to buy soccer nets to inspire their school to be more active (photo courtesy of Dave Clark)

The Potential Project gives students a voice to help create solutions

Students in the West Contra Costa Unified School District can use their ideas to improve their school with the help of The Potential Project. The program gives students a voice in the district’s planning process,...
RPD Chief Chris Magnus, left, and Mayor-elect Tom Butt, right, showed support at a peaceful protest organized by the RYSE Center. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

In Richmond, solidarity with victims of violence in Ferguson and New York breaks boundaries

With national protests erupting over the non-indictment of the police officers involved in the Brown and Eric Garner cases, Richmond served as a rare example of a peaceful protest on Tuesday.
rusty spoke award recipients post for photo

Greening Richmond Together: Groundwork’s second annual awards event

Groundwork Richmond had its second annual event on Saturday recognizing those who have dedicated their time and supported their projects. The free event included family activities and music performances, and VIP tickets were sold to...
Arista, a 5th grader, won first place in the visual arts category for her piece "The Praying Family." (Photo by Hannah Lawson)

Young artists envision a better world

On Monday evening, the Bayside Council PTA hosted a celebration of student art. The theme for this year’s Reflections Showcase was, “The World Would Be a Better Place If…”
Richmond High students begin their afternoon at SEAYL with snacks and icebreakers. (Photo by: Zainab Khan)

Little Leaders: Group provides after-school safe space for youth of color

Tucked away in the back corner of Richmond’s Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA) center sits a hand-painted poster that reads “SEAYL IS IN.”
Youth attendees listen to the candidates. (Photo by Larry Zhou)

Richmond youth question mayoral and council candidates in debate

The RYSE Youth Center, Invest in Youth Coalition, and the League of Women Voters hosted a two-hour debate Thursday at Richmond’s City Council chambers, with youth age 24 and younger and audience members presenting Richmond’s...
The RYSE Center is a youth media arts program in Richmond. (Photo by Semany Gashaw)

“Innocent Until – Why Black and Brown Lives Matter” unites youth and art

Young Richmond and Oakland artists came together at the RYSE Center on Friday to deliver their brand of poetic expression in response to community violence, particularly the deaths of young black and brown men at...
Johnae Callins, 16, at the Phoenix Rysing performance at the RYSE Center in Richmond. (All photos by Sara Lafleur-Vetter)

A new creative workshop helps Richmond youth express grief

“Phoenix Rysing,” is a bi-weekly intensive writing workshop, specifically created by RAW Talent and the California Shakespeare Theater to address the trauma of losing loved ones to violence.