In this video, the Perez Family discusses the changes that have been taking place in East Oakland over the past several years, including more tiendas that sell Latin foods, etc.  They also discuss their dreams for the future of their family.

This video was produced by our Youth Media Partners, Youth UpRising.  They did an amazing job interviewing, filming, photographing and post-production on four different videos during our first Communtiy Storytelling Day in October 25th, 2009.  They will be joining us again at the second CSD at the end of March.


Minh-Tram Nguyen, principal of EnCompass Academy, talks about her philosophy of educating the whole child- Mind, Body, Spirit and Emotions, and the challenges and rewards of working in East Oakland.  The video was shot on October 25, 2008 at the first Our Oakland Community Storytelling Day.