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Intro


Live In Peacenonviolence • healing • power

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Intro


Live In Peacenonviolence • healing • power

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Our Mission


Empowering our youth to reclaim the vision for their future

Our Mission


Empowering our youth to reclaim the vision for their future


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Our Name


R.I.P. to L.I.P.

Our Name


R.I.P. to L.I.P.

The name Live In Peace originally developed in response to a time of high violence in the community. Students of ours were in the heart-breaking habit of making "R.I.P." t-shirts that bore the faces of friends or family members who had been killed. We hoped to begin combatting what had become a tragic norm in our youth culture by launching a line of "Live In Peace" t-shirts bearing the faces of our graduates, leaders and community heroes who were very much alive and thriving. As our work grew and developed, the "L.I.P." brand became the natural identity for our organization. While rates of violence are thankfully nowhere near what they were in the past, "Live In Peace" is also a response to the death of dreams and visions, an all-too-common injustice affecting our youth. 

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Our Programs


Our Programs

Our Programs


Our Programs

SWAG Students Who Achieve Greatness: our high school academic re-engagement program resulting from a partnership between L.I.P., the County of San Mateo, and Sequoia Union High School District. 

SWAG

Students Who Achieve Greatness: our high school academic re-engagement program resulting from a partnership between L.I.P., the County of San Mateo, and Sequoia Union High School District. 

College Initiative Our college scholarship and support program, the College Initiative has resulted in a graduation rate 6x higher than the national average for students in our demographic. 

College Initiative

Our college scholarship and support program, the College Initiative has resulted in a graduation rate 6x higher than the national average for students in our demographic. 

L.I.P. Studio As EPA fights to maintain its historical identity amid growing gentrification and displacement, the L.I.P. Studio aims to preserve the city's ongoing cultural and artistic legacy.

L.I.P. Studio

As EPA fights to maintain its historical identity amid growing gentrification and displacement, the L.I.P. Studio aims to preserve the city's ongoing cultural and artistic legacy.


Announcing our first L.I.P. Legacy Project


 
 

StreetCode Academy was launched in 2014 in order to better connect East Palo Alto to the surrounding tech economy. It is Live In Peace's first Legacy Project, having rolled out into its own tech training organization under the leadership of Olatunde Sobomehin. We place an extremely high value on StreetCode’s ability to build bridges, train EPA youth in tech & entrepreneurship, and create pathways for economic empowerment, while staying culturally rooted. In order for East Palo Alto to thrive economically as well as culturally the work of StreetCode Academy is essential. We are extremely proud to have incubated this organization and thrilled by its growth. We remain closely involved as part of the StreetCode Board of Directors and partners in our shared vision for the community.

Visit www.streetcode.us

 

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Our Model


Our Model

Our Model


Our Model

The foundation of our work is simple: we're family.

We are a team of EPA community leaders, with over 150 years of collective youth development expertise, who function as extended family members to our students and to each other. We operate in the same spirit of the village that birthed East Palo Alto. Any success in our program areas is owed most significantly to this family spirit that shapes our work. Our homes and our program spaces are second homes to our students. With rapid gentrification displacing community members, our homes sometimes also become primary residences for students in transition. Simply put, we are a family who loves this city and will do whatever we can to support the preservation and advancement of its people and cultures.

Our model, as you can see below, is similarly simple: 

  1. Hire local, community leaders (the implied setting for the model)

  2. Build supportive relationships with youth, fostering a sense of belonging (the family)

  3. Develop skills and create opportunities for success (our programs)

  4. Graduate self-sufficient, highly educated, socially conscious young leaders (the result)

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Our Methodology


Our Methodology

Our Methodology


Our Methodology

Alive & Free

Our core methodology comes from the Alive & Free model in San Francisco (also known as Street Soldiers). Alive & Free is a personal development model rooted in nonviolence and healing. We work with young people to overcome whatever barriers they face to a peaceful and fulfilled life, whether those barriers are internal or external. Sometimes this means long talks and tears. Sometimes it means advocating for students at school or in court. Sometimes it means trips to the mountains or the ocean. And of course it includes skill building in our program areas along with academic support. The specifics of our work are as varied as they are for any family devoted to the success of its children. In the same way, we see the power and beauty of every one of our students, especially when schools and other systems have given up on them. All of our programs are venues for our students to discover, develop and direct their creative genius for the benefit of their community and the broader world.

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Our Team


Our Team

Our Team


Our Team

Staff

"Uncle Bob" Hoover

"Uncle Bob" Hoover

Brianna Brown

Brianna Brown

Casey Jackson

Casey Jackson

Eugene Jackson

Eugene Jackson

Heather Starnes-Logwood

Heather Starnes-Logwood

Jasonna Auzenne

Jasonna Auzenne

Justin Phipps

Justin Phipps

Khabral Muhammad

Khabral Muhammad

Kimberly Coleman

Kimberly Coleman

Nikko Jackson

Nikko Jackson

Stanley Logwood

Stanley Logwood

Tonga Victoria Fakalata

Tonga Victoria Fakalata

 
 

Board

Beth Kawasaki  •  GSV Labs / ReBoot

Beth Kawasaki  •  GSV Labs / ReBoot

Ime Archibong  •  Facebook

Ime Archibong  •  Facebook

Lisa Gauthier  •  Facebook / EPA City Council

Lisa Gauthier  •  Facebook / EPA City Council

Sri Raga Velagapudi  •  Google

Sri Raga Velagapudi  •  Google

Grace Griffin  •  Menlo Church

Grace Griffin  •  Menlo Church

Peg Phelps  •  Independent Financial Services

Peg Phelps  •  Independent Financial Services

 

Advisors

Dr. Omowale Satterwhite  •  Leadership Incorporated

Dr. Omowale Satterwhite  •  Leadership Incorporated

Dr. Frank Wells  •  Santa Clara County Office of Ed.

Dr. Frank Wells  •  Santa Clara County Office of Ed.

Dr. Bernie Gifford  •  UC Berkeley

Dr. Bernie Gifford  •  UC Berkeley