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Being born and raised in Oakland, there are positives and negatives about it. My bad out weigh the good, but can’t say that for everyone. I want to help and support Oakland by showing success so I can give back to my community. Since I came from that hood life, that hood girl, now I’m working hard to prove that I can go for my dreams. I know Oakland made me who I am but I will not let the bad memories have any say in my future.
Are you from Oakland? If not, where are you from?
How do you feel about being in Oakland?
Can you tell some us about a good or bad experience in Oakland?
Do you feel the programs we have in Oakland help young youth stay out of trouble and stay more focused on the future?
What are some ways you can give back to Oakland?