Heal the Streets

Invest in youth leadership.

When youth have the knowledge, inspiration, and solutions they need to address the challenges they face, they can make a difference.

Heal the Streets trains Oakland youth to become community leaders and peace advocates.
Our third cohort is using Forum Theater to explore root causes and solutions to violence and bullying. By engaging youth across the community in theater workshops, we are finding creative ways to address violence in our lives and our neighborhoods. Our research will culminate in a youth-led action at the end of our fellowship. Learn More.


Who’s a better choice to intervene when it comes to youth violence: a trained professional or a family friend? Our 2012 Heal the Streets Fellows put together this interactive video that invites you to explore how Oakland communities responded by experiencing their creative approach for yourself.
A thank you to everyone who stepped up and donated to help us recovery from a robbery.
Help our youth replace the video equipment they need to finish their anti-violence report.
Join us for the Graduation-Celebration of our 2011-12 Heal the Streets fellows.
A poem from Heal the Streets fellow, and Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Finalist, Tele'jon Quinn
Join us for an evening of community, youth performances, food and fun, as we present and celebrate the work of our Heal the Streets Fellows.
Tele'jon and Dion are featured on a podcast discussing their work as youth anti-violence activists.
Oakland will select its first Youth Poet Laureate and Tele'jon Quinn, Heal the Streets fellow, is one of the finalists!
Until May 6th, Alan Blueford was a Skyline High School senior preparing for graduation. Now his family is mourning his death at the hands of the Oakland Police Department. Read a statement about the incident from the Bluefords.   
Members of Heal the Streets recently presented at the Action Research Conference in San Diego.