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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 and...

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Thank You 2020 PeaceMaker Students!

Dear Wonderful Peacemakers, Hello!! Missing you all!! Thinking of you, and hoping you and your loved ones are all well and safe at home.   • Normally at this time of year, you would be having your End-of-Year Peacemaker Party with your Principal and Peacemaker...

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2020 PeaceMaker Thank You!

Dear Amazing Principals and Peacemaker Liaisons, Hello from home! Thinking of you all, and hoping you and yours are doing well. Missing you so much, and so grateful to you for making this such an important and special Peacemaker Year for everyone. Now that the...

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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:...

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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...

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We’re Hiring!

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...

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Summer Resources

Summer Resources

Summertime is here and we realize it’s a different kind of summer. There is a constant urgency in our world. We feel concern and outrage for children and families. We see what happens when government policy lacks compassion. For some Americans, these policies and...

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Around the Shoppe

Around the Shoppe

Soul Shoppe Partners with DropLabels.org Over the next 8 weeks, Soul Shoppe is partnering with DropLabels.org to help raise awareness about the impact that labeling has on people. Every week, DropLabels.org will post a video with a Soul Shoppe staffer who tells their...

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Tend to Feelings and Needs

Tend to Feelings and Needs

We made it to June, and the end of another school year is here! In these busy days before we launch into summer, there seems to be an endless list of work to be done, meetings and events to attend, and people wanting to have important conversations. When we are...

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