Love, Literacy, and Liberation

I had the opportunity to join my friend Dirk Tillotson on his CitizenEd podcast, and we talked about the digital divide and the great work that The Oakland Reach is doing in Oakland to show positive ways to support home learning. The Literacy Liberation Center that The Oakland Reach developed this summer has gained national attention because it is such a powerful model for how to address the dual issues of literacy and digital access.

Citizen Ed: Access Denied Podcast

Pastor Guy Robinson, a familiar face to many of you in West Oakland, was also a guest on the show, and he spoke about the powerful outcomes for his grandsons in the Literacy Liberation Center, and how the power of love that permeated the program was central to that success.

If you have some time, please watch the podcast — it was inspiring to hear from a parent and a grandparent about what is possible when we focus on what children and families need to succeed in this challenging time.