A fun, safe, creative space
We are a non-profit organization for youth and adults in the Bay Area to help people speak in a clear, engaging way that represents who they are and what they care about. We offer camps, school-based programs, private lessons, and organizational trainings that help practice communication skills. Our programs help people of all ages be authentic, inspire positive change, address social anxieties, and feel connected to others. Through guided instruction and coaching, we provide a fun and safe place to be creative, express voices, and listen to stories.
The Practice Space opened in 2017 after six years of home-based coaching and public speaking instruction. Through techniques in storytelling, presentation, dramatic performance, persuasion and advocacy, and conversation, we support youth and adults to effectively express themselves. We encourage the participation of people of all ages and backgrounds and promote inclusion and diversity throughout all programming.
Our mission and vision
We envision communities where youth and adults feel powerful, cared for, and heard. To this end, our mission is to build confidence and community through communication skill development, advancing inclusion and elevating underrepresented voices.
Total students served
Counties served to date
Contra Costa, Alameda, Yolo, Solano, & San Mateo Counties
El Cerrito High School, West Contra Costa Unified,
GO Public Schools, The Academy, Richmond Promise, Albany Library, Pogo Park, UC Berkeley, Hewlett Foundation
We would like to express our gratitude for our many individual donors and grant funders: