Oakland tries a new way to prioritize city improvement projects: by considering equity

Oakland tries a new way to prioritize city improvement projects: by considering equity

Rows of people sway together during a lunchtime Tai Chi session at Lincoln Square Recreation Center. Not a space is left in the full-size gym. “In and out,” the instructor chants, reminding th…

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School budget woes strain the bonds between Oakland foster youth and their case managers

School budget woes strain the bonds between Oakland foster youth and their case managers

There are just under 400 foster youth attending Oakland schools, and for many, one person at their school is dedicated to them: their case manager. This counselor provides support and offers one-o…

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Books behind bars: An inside look at the Prisoners Literature Project

Books behind bars: An inside look at the Prisoners Literature Project

During a Sunday afternoon meeting in April, a team of volunteers at the headquarters of the Prisoners Literature Project (PLP) worked like machines. About 300 letters had come in over the previous…

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