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Oakland youth leaders voice views on ending cycles of harassment

Valeska Gutierrez leads an icebreaker at the 2012 NAACP California-Hawaii Youth Chapter panel discussion.

The incident isn’t something that is new in Gutierrez’s generation or in Oakland. The Mentoring Center, a non-profit organization located in Oakland’s Preservation Parkway, focuses on community change through working with previously incarcerated youth. The organization looks to end cycles of disrespect, starting with teaching others to respect themselves.

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