Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has a big idea, and WriterCoach Connection is a part of it. As reporter Barbara Grady writes in today's (March 30) edition of the online Oakland Local, on her inauguration day in January, Mayor Quan "...opened up City Hall to volunteers who would sign up to mentor and tutor Oakland’s youth, particularly at-risk youth.
"'The first thing I want to do is put the children at the heart of the politics and the business of Oakland,” Quan said on inauguration day. 'Every volunteer group that helps the Oakland city schools will be there, every volunteer group that loves our parks, loves our libraries or loves our city.'"
Barbara Grady's Oakland Local article spotlights WriterCoach Connection as part of Mayor Quan's volunteer initiative. Check it out!
WCC volunteer Dale Rogers Marshall works with Media Academy sophomore Alejandra Lopez on a writing assignment for The Color Purple. Their collaboration is described in Barbara Grady's article in Oakland Local.