Heal the Streets and Youth Empowerment

For Immediate Release: 10/3/2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org (Oakland, CA) Oakland's Ella Baker Center for Human Rights has authored a letter urging Oakland City Council to reject the proposed youth curfew. The curfew was...
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YOUTH GRADUATE FROM HEAL THE STREETS LEADERSHIP FELLOWSHIP For Immediate Release: 6/22, 2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org Interviews with the youth fellows of Heal the Streets are available. OAKLAND, CA- The Ella Baker Center for...
Ecuadorian-born Gaby Pacheco was brought to the U.S. by her parents in 1993, when she was 7. By the time Pacheco was 18 and a student at Miami Dade College in Florida, she had started advocating for education rights for undocumented youth like her. She co-founded an activist group for immigrant...
OAKLAND — City and neighborhood communities are important, certainly, and have a role in healing Oakland's sorrows, just as churches, families and couples do. But in the end, much tragedy is caused or averted by what happens inside one person's mind, and as one group of local teens...
I've always been interested in the work that the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights has been doing for Oakland communities, so I contacted Abel Habtegeorgis, Media Relations Manager at EBC, to get more information about their current efforts to seek justice for young people. Here's what he...