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Founder AnnMarie Baines Featured in Rostrum Magazine

In this profile featured in Rostrum magazine, a publication by the National Speech and Debate Association, AnnMarie shares her personal journey as a speech and debate alumna and explores the significant role speech and debate plays in promoting equity. She also highlights our book, 'Amplify Student Voices,' which introduces innovative techniques for promoting equitable public speaking within classrooms through Expression-Driven Teaching. Don't miss the chance to gain deeper insights into the transformative power of public speaking and our unique teaching method.

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The Practice Space: National Award-Winning Organization for Activating Equity

We are humbled and honored to be recognized by the esteemed National Speech and Debate Association with this prestigious award. This accolade exemplifies our unwavering commitment to elevating underrepresented voices through comprehensive public speaking education.

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AnnMarie’s TED talk "Speak for Yourself" Inspires People to Break Free from Societal Templates

Check out our founder, AnnMarie Baines, as she delivers her captivating TEDx talk titled "Speak for Yourself." In this enlightening discussion, she addresses the crucial significance of liberating oneself from societal norms and shares her personal journey of how public speaking has profoundly impacted her life.


Coaches Wanted for Fall and Spring After-School Programs: Join Us Now!

Become a mentor to children, enhance your public speaking skills, and create a meaningful impact within your community by joining The Practice Space as a Coach for our upcoming Fall and Spring after-school programs.


Unleash the Power of Public Speaking and Storytelling for Equity!

Are you interested in utilizing the transformative potential of public speaking and storytelling to advance equity within your team or enhance your organization's mission-driven work? The Practice Space can help! Learn more about how to bring our impactful workshops to your workplace.


Thanks to our Corporate and Nonprofit Partners!

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our awesome corporate and nonprofit partners: Richmond Promise, NIAD Art Center, Richmond Art Center, Freedom Schools, Girls Crushing It, Title Nine, Kaiser, Pogo Park, Visa, CA Competes, Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Students Rising Above, YES Nature to Neighborhoods, and Greenbelt Alliance.

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In the Press...

Richmond Standard

March 29, 2023

Richmond’s ‘The Practice Space’ earns national equity award

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Marzano Research

May 3, 2023

An Interview with AnnMarie Baines – Co-author of Amplify Student Voices

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Richmond Standard

March 29, 2023

WCCUSD students represent at Berman speech and debate tournament

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January 26, 2023

Using Debate and an Educational Tool 

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The Forensics Experience Podcast

April 14, 2021

Episode 28: 1000 students! 

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April 9, 2021

Strengthening Student Relationships Through Oral Storytelling

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510 Families

March 31, 2021

Best Online Camps for Kids

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Richmond Standard

March 10, 2021

WCCUSD students shine at Berman Speech Invitational

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Brookings Institution

March 9, 2021

Debate-centered instruction can be new classroom tool for civility and racial justice

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Richmond Standard

May 22, 2019

Discovering your voice at The Practice Space

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Contra Costa Marketplace

September, 2019

Find Your Voice. 

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Oakland Magazine

January 6, 2020

The Practice Space helps people of all ages find their voices.

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El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce

May, 2019

A Safe Place to Conquer Fear of Public Speaking

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