This week’s episode of OAKLORE features students Kya and Najany interviewing Lakisha Young, Founder and Executive Director of the Oakland REACH. In this episode Young shares how the Oakland REACH works to make the powerless parent powerful. She details what being a first generation college graduate in her family meant to her and why she does her education advocacy work. You can learn more about the Oakland REACH at


Oaklore is a show about Oaklanders whose changemaking stories inspire others to lead collective action in our city. Oaklore is a production of 378Media a project of 9th grade students at in Oakland, CA. You can visit our website at and follow us on instagram and twitter @378media.


Oaklore’s theme song is Don’t Hold Back by Great Scott.

This week’s episode features music from Podington Bear.

Don\’t Hold Back by Great Scott
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