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Domestic Violence Is Worse Than You Think–And It Has to Stop!

Featured on the Huffington Post: The following conservation took place on the April 10 broadcast of Street Soldiers, a live call-in radio show hosted every Sunday night in the San Francisco Bay Area on KMEL 106.1. Co-hosts Dr. Marshall and Lady Estell discussed domestic violence with Executive Director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center


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Not In His Shadow

The writing for "Not In His Shadow” began in 2009 as a conceptual piece for de-mystifying fairytales and how they impact the lives of girls. It wasn’t too much longer, where a story began to emerge, so I elected to shelf the fairytale project. But don’t worry, it’s a work in progress.   I worked


Alive & Free Consortium: Heather Starnes

The Alive & Free Consortium is a group of international professionals and organizations dedicated to preventing violence.  The members come from states such as Nebraska, New Jersey, Alabama, Maryland, and countries like South Africa and Canada. Closer to home in California, we have Consortium members in Fairfield, East Palo Alto, Los Angeles, and Richmond- to


Alive & Free Training Institute Recap

"This work for me is more than work," states Ms. Estell as the March session of the Alive & Free Training Institute wrapped up.  " It's serious, and I take it seriously.  The information that we share, that's given to you is more than words. It's a lifestyle." Participants are educated about the disease of violence.


Donor Spotlight

We take education seriously, and so do our donors. We want to thank Mr. Bill Wood for his kind commitment to our students as we guide them toward their higher education together.  Mr. Wood meets with our collegian, Brandon Thomas, as a friend and mentor as he continues his journey through college.  Brandon is currently pursuing his