“With Our Words”

Cleveland School Remembers (CSR) supports Stockton’s poetry slam group, “With Our Words” who will be participating in the Brave New Voices national tournament in Atlanta July 15-19.

WOW is a nine-year old local program for youth, especially minority youth, that encourages them to express themselves through art and spoken word. Since 2007, past and present members of WOW’s youth poetry slam team have had a 99% high school graduation rate and a 93% college attendance rate. WOW is helping kids to consider better life choices, including getting out of the cycle of violence and guns.

WOW was a big part of Stockton’s presentation last month, which won the return of Stockton’s All-American City status. Their words are powerful, and their program empowers its youth members.

Help support WOW-   donate online at withourwords.causevox.com.


This is one way we can help others make change happen!!

Cleveland School Remembers at Earth Day & Healthy Kids Day

Cleveland School Remembers is grateful to be partnering with Jagged Lines of Imagination, Mexican Heritage Center, Weston Ranch Community Association, Stockton Unified School District, and San Joaquin County YMCA to offer young people who attend Earth Day & Healthy Kids Day the opportunity to create art work (“Wish Flags”) about their neighborhoods. The “Wish Flag” project will see its results displayed at various venues throughout the community over the next several weeks.

More about the Healthy Kids Day Event (April 5, 2014)…

More about the Earth Day Event (April 6)……

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!   We invite volunteers who would like to help young people create “Wish Flags” in response to the prompt, “What do you wish for your neighborhood that would make it a better place to live?”

In addition to help with the artwork, we will need volunteers to help record brief comments the children make about their wishes for their neighborhoods. Volunteers will have an opportunity to attend an optional training a few days before the events.

Please contact: julie@ClevelandSchoolRemembers.org

Hear more about “The First Mass School Shooting”

Tune in to hear Stu VanAirsdale’s talk about his recent Sactown Magazine Article, “The First Mass School Shooting”, an in-depth story about the Cleveland School shooting.

  • Friday, January 3,  8:30 p.m.: Studio Sacramento:(on the local PBS affiliate)
  • Thursday January 16, 9 a.m.:   Insight on Capital Public Radio