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Nonprofit of the Month: Bay Area Spartan Midgets

Nonprofit of the Month: Bay Area Spartan Midgets

The Bay Area Spartans Football program is a progressing athletic organization dedicated to providing healthy sport activities, in a safe environment, to urban youth, between the ages of 5 and 14. They take pride in helping each participant develop self-worth, self- discipline, teamwork, leadership qualities, and physical fitness. In addition, they highly encourage their children to […]

Oakland’s own peace crusaders

Oakland’s own peace crusaders

In 2000, Marilyn Washington Harris’ son Khadafy was shot and killed while riding his bike in West Oakland. While the crime remains unsolved, Harris’s experience inspired her to found the Khadafy Washington Foundation for Non-Violence. About three months after his murder, Marilyn began to reach out to other families who had recently lost someone to […]
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