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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


Our Vision

A culturally and economically thriving East Palo Alto, preserving the city's founding vision of justice and self-determination.

 

Our Mission

To advance the cultural, educational, and economic empowerment of East Palo Alto youth and families.

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Our Mission


Our Vision

A culturally and economically thriving East Palo Alto, preserving the city's founding vision of justice and self-determination.

 

Our Mission

To advance the cultural, educational, and economic empowerment of East Palo Alto youth and families.


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Our Programs


Our Programs

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Our Programs


Our Programs

SWAG Students With a Goal: an 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 With a Goal: an academic re-engagement program resulting from a partnership between L.I.P., the County of San Mateo, and Sequoia Union High School District. 

Rogue Scholars Our twist on Rhodes Scholars, our college scholarship initiative bears a unique EPA brand and provides both academic and "family" support to students through their college years. 

Rogue Scholars

Our twist on Rhodes Scholars, our college scholarship initiative bears a unique EPA brand and provides both academic and "family" support to students through their college years. 

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

StreetCode Academy A community-based, justice-driven hacker school, providing coding instruction, personal & professional development, and economic empowerment, for EPA youth & adults.

StreetCode Academy

A community-based, justice-driven hacker school, providing coding instruction, personal & professional development, and economic empowerment, for EPA youth & adults.

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Our Model


Our Model

(The Family)

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Our Model


Our Model

(The Family)

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

All of our staff are EPA community activists, educators, artists, etc. who function as extended family members to our students and to each other. This is the spirit of the village that birthed East Palo Alto in the first place. 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 putting new pressures on households, our homes are also now becoming 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.

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Our Methodology


Our Methodology

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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

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Our Team


Our Team

Staff

"Uncle Bob" Hoover

"Uncle Bob" Hoover

Brianna Brown

Brianna Brown

Casey Jackson

Casey Jackson

Erica Hayes

Erica Hayes

Eugene Jackson

Eugene Jackson

Heather Starnes-Logwood

Heather Starnes-Logwood

Jasonna Auzenne

Jasonna Auzenne

Jon Bryant

Jon Bryant

Justin Phipps

Justin Phipps

Khabral Muhammad

Khabral Muhammad

Nikko Jackson

Nikko Jackson

Olatunde Sobomehin

Olatunde Sobomehin

 
Paul Teu

Paul Teu

Stanley Logwood

Stanley Logwood

 

Board

With a Masters in Theology and a background in marketing management at Levi Strauss, Apple, and Proctor & Gamble, Beth brings a strong combination of spiritual depth and operational leadership. Her heart for justice drives not only her work with Live In Peace, but also her efforts for the empowerment of women in Guatemala and other developing countries. 

With a Masters in Theology and a background in marketing management at Levi Strauss, Apple, and Proctor & Gamble, Beth brings a strong combination of spiritual depth and operational leadership. Her heart for justice drives not only her work with Live In Peace, but also her efforts for the empowerment of women in Guatemala and other developing countries. 

Beth Kawasaki

Director of Strategic Partnerships at Facebook, Ime is eager to see significant growth in diversity within Silicon Valley. His industry expertise paired with his heart for the community make Ime an invaluable addition to the Live In Peace team.

Director of Strategic Partnerships at Facebook, Ime is eager to see significant growth in diversity within Silicon Valley. His industry expertise paired with his heart for the community make Ime an invaluable addition to the Live In Peace team.

Ime Archibong

Vice-Mayor of East Palo Alto and lifelong EPA resident, Lisa carries the heart of the community with the vision and experience of a city leader. Additionally, through her work as an Executive Assistant at a local VC firm, she has developed the operational and administrative expertise that our team needs.

Vice-Mayor of East Palo Alto and lifelong EPA resident, Lisa carries the heart of the community with the vision and experience of a city leader. Additionally, through her work as an Executive Assistant at a local VC firm, she has developed the operational and administrative expertise that our team needs.

Lisa Yarbrough-Gauthier