WE LEAD OURS Youth Organization

    “RECOGNIZING THE GOOD IN OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH THE HEARTS OF YOUTH.” We Lead Ours (WELO), a non-profit organization, has a proven track record for responsible community building and development. At WELO, at-risk and underprivileged youth are exposed to positive, enriching environments filled with educational, community, and service orientated activities – activities that help build self-esteem, good communication, and strong personal values.  Dwayne Aikens Jr., Trestin George, and Lamont Robinson created WELO as an avenue to engage youth through sports education, service learning, and civic involvement. While focusing on youth is our priority, we also believe in the importance of building a strong foundation.  To help foster those efforts, we work closely with parents, teachers, … Continue reading WE LEAD OURS Youth Organization

Oakland Student Beats the Odds With a 5.0 GPA & 1200 SAT SCORE

  By Dawn Boykin Akintunde Ahmad’s future could have turned out like any other young black male growing up in the East Oakland streets, but it is amazingly quite different. There is much to be celebrated for this 17-year old Oakland Tech High student who has been accepted to numerous top tier schools including; Yale, Brown, Columbia, Northwestern, USC, UCLA, Howard, Chapman, Cal Poly and Cal State East Bay. Akintude has a 5.0 GPA and a 2100 (out of 2400) on the SAT. He keeps a screen shot of his grades on his phone for proof. While there has been temptation … Continue reading Oakland Student Beats the Odds With a 5.0 GPA & 1200 SAT SCORE

The New Parkway Movie Theater Oakland, Ca.

The New Parkway Theater is an eclectic movie-going experience in the spirit of Oakland’s beloved Parkway Theater, where people not only go to watch movies, but to have an unforgettable night out with friends and community.  Enjoy a movie at the Parkway while sitting on a couch, enjoying a freshly cooked meal, and washing it down with wine or beer on tap.  And doing it all for under $20-25. Cafe Activities The New Parkway Theater offers evening activities, Monday thru Thursday nights, nearly all free   Mix and Match Monday On Monday nights, it’s all about meeting people and building community.  Start at 7:30 with … Continue reading The New Parkway Movie Theater Oakland, Ca.