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Out of Place, Where is My Safe Space?

Today we are joined by the incredible Latrinity Gulley. Latrinity is a Richmond Native who graduated from Leadership Public Schools and is currently attending Contra Costa College. Latrinity is very passionate about speaking out and making sure that BIPOC voices are heard along with having a space to feel safe in. She spends time educating …

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The Practice Space at Nite: Confidently Adulting

There is often a preconception that once we become adults we should have everything “held down” and mastered, however this may not always be the case. Even as adults, it is important to have a supportive environment where we can struggle, learn, and grow with our peers.  I had the opportunity to participate in the …

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Welcoming Our Newest Team Member Willie!

We are so excited to have Willie Adams join our team as our first full-time senior staff member! Willie has been an educator for the past 22 years and his background in education, film, music, non-profit leadership, and professional development will be a huge addition to The Practice Space team. Learn a little bit about …

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A Work In Progress: My Journey Around Confidence

Hi everyone! I am Jennifer Quiroz, a summer intern at The Practice Space. I am here to talk about my personal journey around confidence. For as long as I can remember I have always been the shy kid: the one that would turn red when she was called on, the one that would lose her …

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A Message From The Practice Space: Moving Forward

At The Practice Space, we care about keeping you and your children safe. Until the risk from COVID-19 is significantly reduced or eliminated, all of our programs and events will be offered online so you never have to choose between learning and your health. You can assume everything is online until we update you otherwise. …

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Zoom Zone

Hello everyone! My name is Jennifer Quiroz and I am a Summer Intern at The Practice Space. This is my second instalment of my Fly on The Wall Series. This time I had the honor of observing The Practice Spaces very own Young Speakers Camp. This immersive one week camp was composed of various young …

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Youthful Pioneers

Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer Quiroz and I am a new summer intern at The Practice Space! I am a Richmond native that graduated from Leadership Public Schools Richmond and I am currently entering my second year at Berkeley City College! Both of these academic environments have allowed me to practice my leadership and …

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#YourStoriesMatter: Rediscovering Cast Iron

Each of us has a unique voice and perspective to share. Too often, the same voices dominate. At The Practice Space, we aim to help people share their stories and connect with others. That is one reason started this new blog project: #YourStoriesMatter. It enriches each of our lives to hear a diversity of perspectives …

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Youth Leaders Speak Out: A Sneak Peek at Our Upcoming Expressive Leaders Live Event!

“I’ve always been passionate about youth advocacy, and I’ve been involved with a lot of other programs within the community. Just getting to do something like that on my own and carry out a project, that I’ve been passionate about for a while, was exciting for me. I’ve been passionate about learning about public speaking …

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Why We Need Leaders That Listen: A Note From Our Founder

Have you ever wondered what voices aren’t heard? I personally wish more people did. While we hear plenty of viewpoints every day on societal issues, there are always so many more untold stories and so much more diversity in the perspectives we don’t usually hear. Sometimes, this silencing is due to the institutionalized oppression that …

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#YourStoriesMatter: Building A Company to Help Transform the Food System

All of us are likely feeling a sense of loss right now. Since the pandemic, our lives have drastically changed. One thing that seems to cut through this feeling of disconnect, monotony and isolation we might be experiencing is: telling stories. If you’ve participated in a program, lesson or event at The Practice Space then …

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Youth Aloud Podcast S3E3: Journeys of Self-Confidence

In this episode of Youth Aloud, we’re talking about the importance of having a voice. You’ll be hearing from Nancy Correa on sharing her experience in the foster system, students from Davis High School on the urgent need for everyone to have a voice, and Mela Seyoum on why we still need to speak up and …

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