Centering Black Voices

The truth is we are all equal… The reality is we are not. ~Dr. Leticia Nieto Sweet community, In the history of Soul Shoppe, our Black and African-American staff have experienced racism – from being questioned about their purpose on campus from both staff...
Peacemaker Spotlight

Peacemaker Spotlight

This month, we’re celebrating Kirstin Lenane, Counselor and Peacemaker Liaison at Westlake Elementary. See her video below!
Creating Bully-Free Classrooms

Creating Bully-Free Classrooms

Many schools already have some excellent anti-bullying and community-building practices, but these can be overly compartmentalized, occurring only at specific times of day. Emotions are happening all the time! Here are some things educators can do to fill the gaps:...
There’s No Such Thing As A Bully

There’s No Such Thing As A Bully

At some point in our childhoods, most of us have been bullied. If not bullied ourselves, we’ve witnessed someone else getting bullied. Some of us have even been the bully. So how can we say “there’s no such thing as a bully”? It’s a radical proposition, and it’s one...
Peacemaker Spotlight

We’re Hiring!

SOUL SHOPPE IS HIRING! Earn $200/session while making an impact in the lives of parents and their kids. Soul Shoppe is an award-winning Oakland-based program that delivers live workshops and trainings to elementary schools throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Our...