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Grateful & Thankful!

November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is here and we want to show you how impactful Alive & Free is to our students!  

Read More

Alive & Free in East Palo Alto

October 31, 2017

The City of East Palo Alto Alive & Free presented a Proclamation to Alive & Free on October 3, 2017. “There have been zero homicides this past year, and I think one of the things that we can attribute that to is our community policing effort over the last 15-17 years. There has been a…

Read More

A Conversation w/ Shaun Livingston of the Golden State Warriors

October 19, 2017

    Dr. Marshall sits down with Golden State Warrior Shaun Livingston, who shares what it was like growing up in his hometown of Peoria, Illinois. “I think every kid goes through the challenges of wanting to be accepted, peer pressure (that’s probably the number one thing), learning to be confident and finding that confidence and…

Read More

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free Win the 2017 California Prize

February 10, 2017

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free have been awarded the 2017 California Prize for Service and the Common Good! The California Prize is USF’s way of rewarding, honoring, and celebrating the work of those who share our commitment to create a more just, sustainable, and humane world. Past honorees include Salesforce.org, Daniel Lurie, and the…

Read More

The Crisis of Police Violence

January 9, 2017

  At Alive & Free, we don’t just hope our young people stay safe, we work unflaggingly to make it so — teaching them to make safe choices and follow the path away from violence. Typically, this has been a discussion about community violence. At this moment, however, our community must also reckon with another…

Read More

Alive & Free Street Soldiers Radio Town Hall

August 22, 2016

Police and community relations–how do we make it better? We dive into this topic on Street Soldiers Radio Sunday night during a LIVE town hall discussion including the following panelists:  Allwyn Brown, Chief of Police Richmond Capt. Ersie Joyner, Oakland PD Jennifer Tejada, Chief of Police Emeryville Toney Chaplin, Interim Chief of Police San Francisco Over…

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Alive & Free Street Soldiers Town Hall Meeting: Prentice Powell

August 21, 2016

 

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A Tribute to Dads: Why Our Kids and Our Communities Need Them

June 17, 2016

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. I just want to say thank you for being a father to your child. You’re doing the most important job of all. There’s nothing better than a good dad. This is Father’s Day and it’s our time to say, “Thanks!” Having grown up with my dad,…

Read More

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

April 25, 2016

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 Cherri…

Read More

Why I Love Black History Month–and How To Do It Better

February 2, 2016

Featured on the Huffington Post I love Black History Month. I just believe we can do it better. At the beginning of February last year I had a long talk with the young people at my youth program Alive & Free to find out what they knew about Black History. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t very much.…

Read More

The Joe Marshall Plan (USF Magazine)

August 20, 2015

Joe Marshall founded the Omega Boys Club with the belief that many inner-city youth want to escape lives of drugs, gangs, and violence, but don’t know how. His no-nonsense, no-judgment program saves their lives. Then it sends them to college. Joe Marshall ’68 is live on the air at San Francisco’s KMEL radio station, asking questions,…

Read More

A’s in Math, F’s in Life

August 20, 2015

Marshall went to work teaching math in the city’s high schools and middle schools, always expecting the most from his students. “The only way to pass my class was to pass my tests,  ” he says. “I’d give them homework and call their homes. I figured if they could survive me, they’d be fine.” The…

Read More

Believers Out of Doubters

August 20, 2015

Marshall believes youth violence is a disease, one that can be treated and prevented. His prescription is Alive & Free. At its core is the Leadership Academy, which serves about 200 young people every year, ages 14 to 24. Expectations are high, class participation is mandatory, and success is the new norm. These days, as many…

Read More

The More You Know, the More You Owe

August 20, 2015

Alive & Free’s success—along with his popular book—has given Marshall visibility not only in San Francisco but throughout the country. So when then-Mayor Gavin Newsom was looking to remake the city’s Police Commission, his first thought was Joe Marshall. “I had seen firsthand the work he had done and knew what a presence he was in…

Read More

NBC Bay Area Celebrates Alive & Free’s 200th Graduate Milestone

August 6, 2015

by Garvin Thomas NBC Bay Area Dr. Joseph Marshall is in a constant battle with the streets of San Francisco. Up against drugs, gang activity, teen pregnancy and in the worst cases, death. “It’s a tug-o-war. And you know I’m on this side, you know, our organization’s on one side pulling this way, and then…

Read More

Keeping Kids Alive & Free (KALW Radio)

July 31, 2015

In 2011, about 82 percent of San Francisco’s students graduated from high school. Ten percent dropped out. Break it down by ethnic group and the numbers change in uncomfortable ways. For example, just 62.3 percent of the city’s African-American students graduated, and nearly 20 percent dropped out. The numbers for Latino students are similar. Kids…

Read More

KTVU: Omega Boys’ Club celebrates 28 years of keeping kids off streets

July 31, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KTVU) – A program in San Francisco designed to help low income inner city children celebrates a milestone this weekend. The Omega Boys’ Club in the Potrero Hill neighborhood  has 200 college graduates. It serves youngsters – both boys and girls – from cities all over the Bay Area. “Twenty-eight years of…

Read More

Clarence B. Jones Praises Alive & Free

July 27, 2015

Against the cacophony of domestic and international news about the recent Iran Nuclear weapons agreement; the financial “bailout” of Greece; NASA’s unprecedented photos of the planet Pluto; the travels and speeches of Pope Francis; the continuing fight against ISIS; Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and other Republican and Democratic presidential contenders; the Confederate flag in Charleston,…

Read More

Grateful & Thankful!

November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is here and we want to show you how impactful Alive & Free is to our students!  

Read More

Alive & Free in East Palo Alto

October 31, 2017

The City of East Palo Alto Alive & Free presented a Proclamation to Alive & Free on October 3, 2017. “There have been zero homicides this past year, and I think one of the things that we can attribute that to is our community policing effort over the last 15-17 years. There has been a…

Read More

A Conversation w/ Shaun Livingston of the Golden State Warriors

October 19, 2017

    Dr. Marshall sits down with Golden State Warrior Shaun Livingston, who shares what it was like growing up in his hometown of Peoria, Illinois. “I think every kid goes through the challenges of wanting to be accepted, peer pressure (that’s probably the number one thing), learning to be confident and finding that confidence and…

Read More

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free Win the 2017 California Prize

February 10, 2017

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free have been awarded the 2017 California Prize for Service and the Common Good! The California Prize is USF’s way of rewarding, honoring, and celebrating the work of those who share our commitment to create a more just, sustainable, and humane world. Past honorees include Salesforce.org, Daniel Lurie, and the…

Read More

The Crisis of Police Violence

January 9, 2017

  At Alive & Free, we don’t just hope our young people stay safe, we work unflaggingly to make it so — teaching them to make safe choices and follow the path away from violence. Typically, this has been a discussion about community violence. At this moment, however, our community must also reckon with another…

Read More

Alive & Free Street Soldiers Radio Town Hall

August 22, 2016

Police and community relations–how do we make it better? We dive into this topic on Street Soldiers Radio Sunday night during a LIVE town hall discussion including the following panelists:  Allwyn Brown, Chief of Police Richmond Capt. Ersie Joyner, Oakland PD Jennifer Tejada, Chief of Police Emeryville Toney Chaplin, Interim Chief of Police San Francisco Over…

Read More

Alive & Free Street Soldiers Town Hall Meeting: Prentice Powell

August 21, 2016

 

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A Tribute to Dads: Why Our Kids and Our Communities Need Them

June 17, 2016

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. I just want to say thank you for being a father to your child. You’re doing the most important job of all. There’s nothing better than a good dad. This is Father’s Day and it’s our time to say, “Thanks!” Having grown up with my dad,…

Read More

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

April 25, 2016

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 Cherri…

Read More

Why I Love Black History Month–and How To Do It Better

February 2, 2016

Featured on the Huffington Post I love Black History Month. I just believe we can do it better. At the beginning of February last year I had a long talk with the young people at my youth program Alive & Free to find out what they knew about Black History. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t very much.…

Read More

The Joe Marshall Plan (USF Magazine)

August 20, 2015

Joe Marshall founded the Omega Boys Club with the belief that many inner-city youth want to escape lives of drugs, gangs, and violence, but don’t know how. His no-nonsense, no-judgment program saves their lives. Then it sends them to college. Joe Marshall ’68 is live on the air at San Francisco’s KMEL radio station, asking questions,…

Read More

A’s in Math, F’s in Life

August 20, 2015

Marshall went to work teaching math in the city’s high schools and middle schools, always expecting the most from his students. “The only way to pass my class was to pass my tests,  ” he says. “I’d give them homework and call their homes. I figured if they could survive me, they’d be fine.” The…

Read More

Believers Out of Doubters

August 20, 2015

Marshall believes youth violence is a disease, one that can be treated and prevented. His prescription is Alive & Free. At its core is the Leadership Academy, which serves about 200 young people every year, ages 14 to 24. Expectations are high, class participation is mandatory, and success is the new norm. These days, as many…

Read More

The More You Know, the More You Owe

August 20, 2015

Alive & Free’s success—along with his popular book—has given Marshall visibility not only in San Francisco but throughout the country. So when then-Mayor Gavin Newsom was looking to remake the city’s Police Commission, his first thought was Joe Marshall. “I had seen firsthand the work he had done and knew what a presence he was in…

Read More

NBC Bay Area Celebrates Alive & Free’s 200th Graduate Milestone

August 6, 2015

by Garvin Thomas NBC Bay Area Dr. Joseph Marshall is in a constant battle with the streets of San Francisco. Up against drugs, gang activity, teen pregnancy and in the worst cases, death. “It’s a tug-o-war. And you know I’m on this side, you know, our organization’s on one side pulling this way, and then…

Read More

Keeping Kids Alive & Free (KALW Radio)

July 31, 2015

In 2011, about 82 percent of San Francisco’s students graduated from high school. Ten percent dropped out. Break it down by ethnic group and the numbers change in uncomfortable ways. For example, just 62.3 percent of the city’s African-American students graduated, and nearly 20 percent dropped out. The numbers for Latino students are similar. Kids…

Read More

KTVU: Omega Boys’ Club celebrates 28 years of keeping kids off streets

July 31, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KTVU) – A program in San Francisco designed to help low income inner city children celebrates a milestone this weekend. The Omega Boys’ Club in the Potrero Hill neighborhood  has 200 college graduates. It serves youngsters – both boys and girls – from cities all over the Bay Area. “Twenty-eight years of…

Read More

Clarence B. Jones Praises Alive & Free

July 27, 2015

Against the cacophony of domestic and international news about the recent Iran Nuclear weapons agreement; the financial “bailout” of Greece; NASA’s unprecedented photos of the planet Pluto; the travels and speeches of Pope Francis; the continuing fight against ISIS; Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and other Republican and Democratic presidential contenders; the Confederate flag in Charleston,…

Read More

Grateful & Thankful!

November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is here and we want to show you how impactful Alive & Free is to our students!  

Read More

Alive & Free in East Palo Alto

October 31, 2017

The City of East Palo Alto Alive & Free presented a Proclamation to Alive & Free on October 3, 2017. “There have been zero homicides this past year, and I think one of the things that we can attribute that to is our community policing effort over the last 15-17 years. There has been a…

Read More

A Conversation w/ Shaun Livingston of the Golden State Warriors

October 19, 2017

    Dr. Marshall sits down with Golden State Warrior Shaun Livingston, who shares what it was like growing up in his hometown of Peoria, Illinois. “I think every kid goes through the challenges of wanting to be accepted, peer pressure (that’s probably the number one thing), learning to be confident and finding that confidence and…

Read More

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free Win the 2017 California Prize

February 10, 2017

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free have been awarded the 2017 California Prize for Service and the Common Good! The California Prize is USF’s way of rewarding, honoring, and celebrating the work of those who share our commitment to create a more just, sustainable, and humane world. Past honorees include Salesforce.org, Daniel Lurie, and the…

Read More

The Crisis of Police Violence

January 9, 2017

  At Alive & Free, we don’t just hope our young people stay safe, we work unflaggingly to make it so — teaching them to make safe choices and follow the path away from violence. Typically, this has been a discussion about community violence. At this moment, however, our community must also reckon with another…

Read More

Alive & Free Street Soldiers Radio Town Hall

August 22, 2016

Police and community relations–how do we make it better? We dive into this topic on Street Soldiers Radio Sunday night during a LIVE town hall discussion including the following panelists:  Allwyn Brown, Chief of Police Richmond Capt. Ersie Joyner, Oakland PD Jennifer Tejada, Chief of Police Emeryville Toney Chaplin, Interim Chief of Police San Francisco Over…

Read More

Alive & Free Street Soldiers Town Hall Meeting: Prentice Powell

August 21, 2016

 

Read More

A Tribute to Dads: Why Our Kids and Our Communities Need Them

June 17, 2016

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. I just want to say thank you for being a father to your child. You’re doing the most important job of all. There’s nothing better than a good dad. This is Father’s Day and it’s our time to say, “Thanks!” Having grown up with my dad,…

Read More

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

April 25, 2016

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 Cherri…

Read More

Why I Love Black History Month–and How To Do It Better

February 2, 2016

Featured on the Huffington Post I love Black History Month. I just believe we can do it better. At the beginning of February last year I had a long talk with the young people at my youth program Alive & Free to find out what they knew about Black History. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t very much.…

Read More

The Joe Marshall Plan (USF Magazine)

August 20, 2015

Joe Marshall founded the Omega Boys Club with the belief that many inner-city youth want to escape lives of drugs, gangs, and violence, but don’t know how. His no-nonsense, no-judgment program saves their lives. Then it sends them to college. Joe Marshall ’68 is live on the air at San Francisco’s KMEL radio station, asking questions,…

Read More

A’s in Math, F’s in Life

August 20, 2015

Marshall went to work teaching math in the city’s high schools and middle schools, always expecting the most from his students. “The only way to pass my class was to pass my tests,  ” he says. “I’d give them homework and call their homes. I figured if they could survive me, they’d be fine.” The…

Read More

Believers Out of Doubters

August 20, 2015

Marshall believes youth violence is a disease, one that can be treated and prevented. His prescription is Alive & Free. At its core is the Leadership Academy, which serves about 200 young people every year, ages 14 to 24. Expectations are high, class participation is mandatory, and success is the new norm. These days, as many…

Read More

The More You Know, the More You Owe

August 20, 2015

Alive & Free’s success—along with his popular book—has given Marshall visibility not only in San Francisco but throughout the country. So when then-Mayor Gavin Newsom was looking to remake the city’s Police Commission, his first thought was Joe Marshall. “I had seen firsthand the work he had done and knew what a presence he was in…

Read More

NBC Bay Area Celebrates Alive & Free’s 200th Graduate Milestone

August 6, 2015

by Garvin Thomas NBC Bay Area Dr. Joseph Marshall is in a constant battle with the streets of San Francisco. Up against drugs, gang activity, teen pregnancy and in the worst cases, death. “It’s a tug-o-war. And you know I’m on this side, you know, our organization’s on one side pulling this way, and then…

Read More

Keeping Kids Alive & Free (KALW Radio)

July 31, 2015

In 2011, about 82 percent of San Francisco’s students graduated from high school. Ten percent dropped out. Break it down by ethnic group and the numbers change in uncomfortable ways. For example, just 62.3 percent of the city’s African-American students graduated, and nearly 20 percent dropped out. The numbers for Latino students are similar. Kids…

Read More

KTVU: Omega Boys’ Club celebrates 28 years of keeping kids off streets

July 31, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KTVU) – A program in San Francisco designed to help low income inner city children celebrates a milestone this weekend. The Omega Boys’ Club in the Potrero Hill neighborhood  has 200 college graduates. It serves youngsters – both boys and girls – from cities all over the Bay Area. “Twenty-eight years of…

Read More

Clarence B. Jones Praises Alive & Free

July 27, 2015

Against the cacophony of domestic and international news about the recent Iran Nuclear weapons agreement; the financial “bailout” of Greece; NASA’s unprecedented photos of the planet Pluto; the travels and speeches of Pope Francis; the continuing fight against ISIS; Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and other Republican and Democratic presidential contenders; the Confederate flag in Charleston,…

Read More

Grateful & Thankful!

November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is here and we want to show you how impactful Alive & Free is to our students!  

Read More

Alive & Free in East Palo Alto

October 31, 2017

The City of East Palo Alto Alive & Free presented a Proclamation to Alive & Free on October 3, 2017. “There have been zero homicides this past year, and I think one of the things that we can attribute that to is our community policing effort over the last 15-17 years. There has been a…

Read More

A Conversation w/ Shaun Livingston of the Golden State Warriors

October 19, 2017

    Dr. Marshall sits down with Golden State Warrior Shaun Livingston, who shares what it was like growing up in his hometown of Peoria, Illinois. “I think every kid goes through the challenges of wanting to be accepted, peer pressure (that’s probably the number one thing), learning to be confident and finding that confidence and…

Read More

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free Win the 2017 California Prize

February 10, 2017

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free have been awarded the 2017 California Prize for Service and the Common Good! The California Prize is USF’s way of rewarding, honoring, and celebrating the work of those who share our commitment to create a more just, sustainable, and humane world. Past honorees include Salesforce.org, Daniel Lurie, and the…

Read More

The Crisis of Police Violence

January 9, 2017

  At Alive & Free, we don’t just hope our young people stay safe, we work unflaggingly to make it so — teaching them to make safe choices and follow the path away from violence. Typically, this has been a discussion about community violence. At this moment, however, our community must also reckon with another…

Read More

Alive & Free Street Soldiers Radio Town Hall

August 22, 2016

Police and community relations–how do we make it better? We dive into this topic on Street Soldiers Radio Sunday night during a LIVE town hall discussion including the following panelists:  Allwyn Brown, Chief of Police Richmond Capt. Ersie Joyner, Oakland PD Jennifer Tejada, Chief of Police Emeryville Toney Chaplin, Interim Chief of Police San Francisco Over…

Read More

Alive & Free Street Soldiers Town Hall Meeting: Prentice Powell

August 21, 2016

 

Read More

A Tribute to Dads: Why Our Kids and Our Communities Need Them

June 17, 2016

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. I just want to say thank you for being a father to your child. You’re doing the most important job of all. There’s nothing better than a good dad. This is Father’s Day and it’s our time to say, “Thanks!” Having grown up with my dad,…

Read More

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

April 25, 2016

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 Cherri…

Read More

Why I Love Black History Month–and How To Do It Better

February 2, 2016

Featured on the Huffington Post I love Black History Month. I just believe we can do it better. At the beginning of February last year I had a long talk with the young people at my youth program Alive & Free to find out what they knew about Black History. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t very much.…

Read More

The Joe Marshall Plan (USF Magazine)

August 20, 2015

Joe Marshall founded the Omega Boys Club with the belief that many inner-city youth want to escape lives of drugs, gangs, and violence, but don’t know how. His no-nonsense, no-judgment program saves their lives. Then it sends them to college. Joe Marshall ’68 is live on the air at San Francisco’s KMEL radio station, asking questions,…

Read More

A’s in Math, F’s in Life

August 20, 2015

Marshall went to work teaching math in the city’s high schools and middle schools, always expecting the most from his students. “The only way to pass my class was to pass my tests,  ” he says. “I’d give them homework and call their homes. I figured if they could survive me, they’d be fine.” The…

Read More

Believers Out of Doubters

August 20, 2015

Marshall believes youth violence is a disease, one that can be treated and prevented. His prescription is Alive & Free. At its core is the Leadership Academy, which serves about 200 young people every year, ages 14 to 24. Expectations are high, class participation is mandatory, and success is the new norm. These days, as many…

Read More

The More You Know, the More You Owe

August 20, 2015

Alive & Free’s success—along with his popular book—has given Marshall visibility not only in San Francisco but throughout the country. So when then-Mayor Gavin Newsom was looking to remake the city’s Police Commission, his first thought was Joe Marshall. “I had seen firsthand the work he had done and knew what a presence he was in…

Read More

NBC Bay Area Celebrates Alive & Free’s 200th Graduate Milestone

August 6, 2015

by Garvin Thomas NBC Bay Area Dr. Joseph Marshall is in a constant battle with the streets of San Francisco. Up against drugs, gang activity, teen pregnancy and in the worst cases, death. “It’s a tug-o-war. And you know I’m on this side, you know, our organization’s on one side pulling this way, and then…

Read More

Keeping Kids Alive & Free (KALW Radio)

July 31, 2015

In 2011, about 82 percent of San Francisco’s students graduated from high school. Ten percent dropped out. Break it down by ethnic group and the numbers change in uncomfortable ways. For example, just 62.3 percent of the city’s African-American students graduated, and nearly 20 percent dropped out. The numbers for Latino students are similar. Kids…

Read More

KTVU: Omega Boys’ Club celebrates 28 years of keeping kids off streets

July 31, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KTVU) – A program in San Francisco designed to help low income inner city children celebrates a milestone this weekend. The Omega Boys’ Club in the Potrero Hill neighborhood  has 200 college graduates. It serves youngsters – both boys and girls – from cities all over the Bay Area. “Twenty-eight years of…

Read More

Clarence B. Jones Praises Alive & Free

July 27, 2015

Against the cacophony of domestic and international news about the recent Iran Nuclear weapons agreement; the financial “bailout” of Greece; NASA’s unprecedented photos of the planet Pluto; the travels and speeches of Pope Francis; the continuing fight against ISIS; Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and other Republican and Democratic presidential contenders; the Confederate flag in Charleston,…

Read More

Grateful & Thankful!

November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is here and we want to show you how impactful Alive & Free is to our students!  

Read More

Alive & Free in East Palo Alto

October 31, 2017

The City of East Palo Alto Alive & Free presented a Proclamation to Alive & Free on October 3, 2017. “There have been zero homicides this past year, and I think one of the things that we can attribute that to is our community policing effort over the last 15-17 years. There has been a…

Read More

A Conversation w/ Shaun Livingston of the Golden State Warriors

October 19, 2017

    Dr. Marshall sits down with Golden State Warrior Shaun Livingston, who shares what it was like growing up in his hometown of Peoria, Illinois. “I think every kid goes through the challenges of wanting to be accepted, peer pressure (that’s probably the number one thing), learning to be confident and finding that confidence and…

Read More

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free Win the 2017 California Prize

February 10, 2017

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free have been awarded the 2017 California Prize for Service and the Common Good! The California Prize is USF’s way of rewarding, honoring, and celebrating the work of those who share our commitment to create a more just, sustainable, and humane world. Past honorees include Salesforce.org, Daniel Lurie, and the…

Read More

The Crisis of Police Violence

January 9, 2017

  At Alive & Free, we don’t just hope our young people stay safe, we work unflaggingly to make it so — teaching them to make safe choices and follow the path away from violence. Typically, this has been a discussion about community violence. At this moment, however, our community must also reckon with another…

Read More

Alive & Free Street Soldiers Radio Town Hall

August 22, 2016

Police and community relations–how do we make it better? We dive into this topic on Street Soldiers Radio Sunday night during a LIVE town hall discussion including the following panelists:  Allwyn Brown, Chief of Police Richmond Capt. Ersie Joyner, Oakland PD Jennifer Tejada, Chief of Police Emeryville Toney Chaplin, Interim Chief of Police San Francisco Over…

Read More

Alive & Free Street Soldiers Town Hall Meeting: Prentice Powell

August 21, 2016

 

Read More

A Tribute to Dads: Why Our Kids and Our Communities Need Them

June 17, 2016

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. I just want to say thank you for being a father to your child. You’re doing the most important job of all. There’s nothing better than a good dad. This is Father’s Day and it’s our time to say, “Thanks!” Having grown up with my dad,…

Read More

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

April 25, 2016

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 Cherri…

Read More

Why I Love Black History Month–and How To Do It Better

February 2, 2016

Featured on the Huffington Post I love Black History Month. I just believe we can do it better. At the beginning of February last year I had a long talk with the young people at my youth program Alive & Free to find out what they knew about Black History. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t very much.…

Read More

The Joe Marshall Plan (USF Magazine)

August 20, 2015

Joe Marshall founded the Omega Boys Club with the belief that many inner-city youth want to escape lives of drugs, gangs, and violence, but don’t know how. His no-nonsense, no-judgment program saves their lives. Then it sends them to college. Joe Marshall ’68 is live on the air at San Francisco’s KMEL radio station, asking questions,…

Read More

A’s in Math, F’s in Life

August 20, 2015

Marshall went to work teaching math in the city’s high schools and middle schools, always expecting the most from his students. “The only way to pass my class was to pass my tests,  ” he says. “I’d give them homework and call their homes. I figured if they could survive me, they’d be fine.” The…

Read More

Believers Out of Doubters

August 20, 2015

Marshall believes youth violence is a disease, one that can be treated and prevented. His prescription is Alive & Free. At its core is the Leadership Academy, which serves about 200 young people every year, ages 14 to 24. Expectations are high, class participation is mandatory, and success is the new norm. These days, as many…

Read More

The More You Know, the More You Owe

August 20, 2015

Alive & Free’s success—along with his popular book—has given Marshall visibility not only in San Francisco but throughout the country. So when then-Mayor Gavin Newsom was looking to remake the city’s Police Commission, his first thought was Joe Marshall. “I had seen firsthand the work he had done and knew what a presence he was in…

Read More

NBC Bay Area Celebrates Alive & Free’s 200th Graduate Milestone

August 6, 2015

by Garvin Thomas NBC Bay Area Dr. Joseph Marshall is in a constant battle with the streets of San Francisco. Up against drugs, gang activity, teen pregnancy and in the worst cases, death. “It’s a tug-o-war. And you know I’m on this side, you know, our organization’s on one side pulling this way, and then…

Read More

Keeping Kids Alive & Free (KALW Radio)

July 31, 2015

In 2011, about 82 percent of San Francisco’s students graduated from high school. Ten percent dropped out. Break it down by ethnic group and the numbers change in uncomfortable ways. For example, just 62.3 percent of the city’s African-American students graduated, and nearly 20 percent dropped out. The numbers for Latino students are similar. Kids…

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KTVU: Omega Boys’ Club celebrates 28 years of keeping kids off streets

July 31, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KTVU) – A program in San Francisco designed to help low income inner city children celebrates a milestone this weekend. The Omega Boys’ Club in the Potrero Hill neighborhood  has 200 college graduates. It serves youngsters – both boys and girls – from cities all over the Bay Area. “Twenty-eight years of…

Read More

Clarence B. Jones Praises Alive & Free

July 27, 2015

Against the cacophony of domestic and international news about the recent Iran Nuclear weapons agreement; the financial “bailout” of Greece; NASA’s unprecedented photos of the planet Pluto; the travels and speeches of Pope Francis; the continuing fight against ISIS; Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and other Republican and Democratic presidential contenders; the Confederate flag in Charleston,…

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Grateful & Thankful!

November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is here and we want to show you how impactful Alive & Free is to our students!  

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Alive & Free in East Palo Alto

October 31, 2017

The City of East Palo Alto Alive & Free presented a Proclamation to Alive & Free on October 3, 2017. “There have been zero homicides this past year, and I think one of the things that we can attribute that to is our community policing effort over the last 15-17 years. There has been a…

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A Conversation w/ Shaun Livingston of the Golden State Warriors

October 19, 2017

    Dr. Marshall sits down with Golden State Warrior Shaun Livingston, who shares what it was like growing up in his hometown of Peoria, Illinois. “I think every kid goes through the challenges of wanting to be accepted, peer pressure (that’s probably the number one thing), learning to be confident and finding that confidence and…

Read More

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free Win the 2017 California Prize

February 10, 2017

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free have been awarded the 2017 California Prize for Service and the Common Good! The California Prize is USF’s way of rewarding, honoring, and celebrating the work of those who share our commitment to create a more just, sustainable, and humane world. Past honorees include Salesforce.org, Daniel Lurie, and the…

Read More

The Crisis of Police Violence

January 9, 2017

  At Alive & Free, we don’t just hope our young people stay safe, we work unflaggingly to make it so — teaching them to make safe choices and follow the path away from violence. Typically, this has been a discussion about community violence. At this moment, however, our community must also reckon with another…

Read More

Alive & Free Street Soldiers Radio Town Hall

August 22, 2016

Police and community relations–how do we make it better? We dive into this topic on Street Soldiers Radio Sunday night during a LIVE town hall discussion including the following panelists:  Allwyn Brown, Chief of Police Richmond Capt. Ersie Joyner, Oakland PD Jennifer Tejada, Chief of Police Emeryville Toney Chaplin, Interim Chief of Police San Francisco Over…

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Alive & Free Street Soldiers Town Hall Meeting: Prentice Powell

August 21, 2016

 

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A Tribute to Dads: Why Our Kids and Our Communities Need Them

June 17, 2016

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. I just want to say thank you for being a father to your child. You’re doing the most important job of all. There’s nothing better than a good dad. This is Father’s Day and it’s our time to say, “Thanks!” Having grown up with my dad,…

Read More

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

April 25, 2016

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 Cherri…

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Why I Love Black History Month–and How To Do It Better

February 2, 2016

Featured on the Huffington Post I love Black History Month. I just believe we can do it better. At the beginning of February last year I had a long talk with the young people at my youth program Alive & Free to find out what they knew about Black History. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t very much.…

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The Joe Marshall Plan (USF Magazine)

August 20, 2015

Joe Marshall founded the Omega Boys Club with the belief that many inner-city youth want to escape lives of drugs, gangs, and violence, but don’t know how. His no-nonsense, no-judgment program saves their lives. Then it sends them to college. Joe Marshall ’68 is live on the air at San Francisco’s KMEL radio station, asking questions,…

Read More

A’s in Math, F’s in Life

August 20, 2015

Marshall went to work teaching math in the city’s high schools and middle schools, always expecting the most from his students. “The only way to pass my class was to pass my tests,  ” he says. “I’d give them homework and call their homes. I figured if they could survive me, they’d be fine.” The…

Read More

Believers Out of Doubters

August 20, 2015

Marshall believes youth violence is a disease, one that can be treated and prevented. His prescription is Alive & Free. At its core is the Leadership Academy, which serves about 200 young people every year, ages 14 to 24. Expectations are high, class participation is mandatory, and success is the new norm. These days, as many…

Read More

The More You Know, the More You Owe

August 20, 2015

Alive & Free’s success—along with his popular book—has given Marshall visibility not only in San Francisco but throughout the country. So when then-Mayor Gavin Newsom was looking to remake the city’s Police Commission, his first thought was Joe Marshall. “I had seen firsthand the work he had done and knew what a presence he was in…

Read More

NBC Bay Area Celebrates Alive & Free’s 200th Graduate Milestone

August 6, 2015

by Garvin Thomas NBC Bay Area Dr. Joseph Marshall is in a constant battle with the streets of San Francisco. Up against drugs, gang activity, teen pregnancy and in the worst cases, death. “It’s a tug-o-war. And you know I’m on this side, you know, our organization’s on one side pulling this way, and then…

Read More

Keeping Kids Alive & Free (KALW Radio)

July 31, 2015

In 2011, about 82 percent of San Francisco’s students graduated from high school. Ten percent dropped out. Break it down by ethnic group and the numbers change in uncomfortable ways. For example, just 62.3 percent of the city’s African-American students graduated, and nearly 20 percent dropped out. The numbers for Latino students are similar. Kids…

Read More

KTVU: Omega Boys’ Club celebrates 28 years of keeping kids off streets

July 31, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KTVU) – A program in San Francisco designed to help low income inner city children celebrates a milestone this weekend. The Omega Boys’ Club in the Potrero Hill neighborhood  has 200 college graduates. It serves youngsters – both boys and girls – from cities all over the Bay Area. “Twenty-eight years of…

Read More

Clarence B. Jones Praises Alive & Free

July 27, 2015

Against the cacophony of domestic and international news about the recent Iran Nuclear weapons agreement; the financial “bailout” of Greece; NASA’s unprecedented photos of the planet Pluto; the travels and speeches of Pope Francis; the continuing fight against ISIS; Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and other Republican and Democratic presidential contenders; the Confederate flag in Charleston,…

Read More

Grateful & Thankful!

November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is here and we want to show you how impactful Alive & Free is to our students!  

Read More

Alive & Free in East Palo Alto

October 31, 2017

The City of East Palo Alto Alive & Free presented a Proclamation to Alive & Free on October 3, 2017. “There have been zero homicides this past year, and I think one of the things that we can attribute that to is our community policing effort over the last 15-17 years. There has been a…

Read More

A Conversation w/ Shaun Livingston of the Golden State Warriors

October 19, 2017

    Dr. Marshall sits down with Golden State Warrior Shaun Livingston, who shares what it was like growing up in his hometown of Peoria, Illinois. “I think every kid goes through the challenges of wanting to be accepted, peer pressure (that’s probably the number one thing), learning to be confident and finding that confidence and…

Read More

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free Win the 2017 California Prize

February 10, 2017

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free have been awarded the 2017 California Prize for Service and the Common Good! The California Prize is USF’s way of rewarding, honoring, and celebrating the work of those who share our commitment to create a more just, sustainable, and humane world. Past honorees include Salesforce.org, Daniel Lurie, and the…

Read More

The Crisis of Police Violence

January 9, 2017

  At Alive & Free, we don’t just hope our young people stay safe, we work unflaggingly to make it so — teaching them to make safe choices and follow the path away from violence. Typically, this has been a discussion about community violence. At this moment, however, our community must also reckon with another…

Read More

Alive & Free Street Soldiers Radio Town Hall

August 22, 2016

Police and community relations–how do we make it better? We dive into this topic on Street Soldiers Radio Sunday night during a LIVE town hall discussion including the following panelists:  Allwyn Brown, Chief of Police Richmond Capt. Ersie Joyner, Oakland PD Jennifer Tejada, Chief of Police Emeryville Toney Chaplin, Interim Chief of Police San Francisco Over…

Read More

Alive & Free Street Soldiers Town Hall Meeting: Prentice Powell

August 21, 2016

 

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A Tribute to Dads: Why Our Kids and Our Communities Need Them

June 17, 2016

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. I just want to say thank you for being a father to your child. You’re doing the most important job of all. There’s nothing better than a good dad. This is Father’s Day and it’s our time to say, “Thanks!” Having grown up with my dad,…

Read More

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

April 25, 2016

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 Cherri…

Read More

Why I Love Black History Month–and How To Do It Better

February 2, 2016

Featured on the Huffington Post I love Black History Month. I just believe we can do it better. At the beginning of February last year I had a long talk with the young people at my youth program Alive & Free to find out what they knew about Black History. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t very much.…

Read More

The Joe Marshall Plan (USF Magazine)

August 20, 2015

Joe Marshall founded the Omega Boys Club with the belief that many inner-city youth want to escape lives of drugs, gangs, and violence, but don’t know how. His no-nonsense, no-judgment program saves their lives. Then it sends them to college. Joe Marshall ’68 is live on the air at San Francisco’s KMEL radio station, asking questions,…

Read More

A’s in Math, F’s in Life

August 20, 2015

Marshall went to work teaching math in the city’s high schools and middle schools, always expecting the most from his students. “The only way to pass my class was to pass my tests,  ” he says. “I’d give them homework and call their homes. I figured if they could survive me, they’d be fine.” The…

Read More

Believers Out of Doubters

August 20, 2015

Marshall believes youth violence is a disease, one that can be treated and prevented. His prescription is Alive & Free. At its core is the Leadership Academy, which serves about 200 young people every year, ages 14 to 24. Expectations are high, class participation is mandatory, and success is the new norm. These days, as many…

Read More

The More You Know, the More You Owe

August 20, 2015

Alive & Free’s success—along with his popular book—has given Marshall visibility not only in San Francisco but throughout the country. So when then-Mayor Gavin Newsom was looking to remake the city’s Police Commission, his first thought was Joe Marshall. “I had seen firsthand the work he had done and knew what a presence he was in…

Read More

NBC Bay Area Celebrates Alive & Free’s 200th Graduate Milestone

August 6, 2015

by Garvin Thomas NBC Bay Area Dr. Joseph Marshall is in a constant battle with the streets of San Francisco. Up against drugs, gang activity, teen pregnancy and in the worst cases, death. “It’s a tug-o-war. And you know I’m on this side, you know, our organization’s on one side pulling this way, and then…

Read More

Keeping Kids Alive & Free (KALW Radio)

July 31, 2015

In 2011, about 82 percent of San Francisco’s students graduated from high school. Ten percent dropped out. Break it down by ethnic group and the numbers change in uncomfortable ways. For example, just 62.3 percent of the city’s African-American students graduated, and nearly 20 percent dropped out. The numbers for Latino students are similar. Kids…

Read More

KTVU: Omega Boys’ Club celebrates 28 years of keeping kids off streets

July 31, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KTVU) – A program in San Francisco designed to help low income inner city children celebrates a milestone this weekend. The Omega Boys’ Club in the Potrero Hill neighborhood  has 200 college graduates. It serves youngsters – both boys and girls – from cities all over the Bay Area. “Twenty-eight years of…

Read More

Clarence B. Jones Praises Alive & Free

July 27, 2015

Against the cacophony of domestic and international news about the recent Iran Nuclear weapons agreement; the financial “bailout” of Greece; NASA’s unprecedented photos of the planet Pluto; the travels and speeches of Pope Francis; the continuing fight against ISIS; Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and other Republican and Democratic presidential contenders; the Confederate flag in Charleston,…

Read More

Grateful & Thankful!

November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is here and we want to show you how impactful Alive & Free is to our students!  

Read More

Alive & Free in East Palo Alto

October 31, 2017

The City of East Palo Alto Alive & Free presented a Proclamation to Alive & Free on October 3, 2017. “There have been zero homicides this past year, and I think one of the things that we can attribute that to is our community policing effort over the last 15-17 years. There has been a…

Read More

A Conversation w/ Shaun Livingston of the Golden State Warriors

October 19, 2017

    Dr. Marshall sits down with Golden State Warrior Shaun Livingston, who shares what it was like growing up in his hometown of Peoria, Illinois. “I think every kid goes through the challenges of wanting to be accepted, peer pressure (that’s probably the number one thing), learning to be confident and finding that confidence and…

Read More

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free Win the 2017 California Prize

February 10, 2017

Dr. Marshall and Alive & Free have been awarded the 2017 California Prize for Service and the Common Good! The California Prize is USF’s way of rewarding, honoring, and celebrating the work of those who share our commitment to create a more just, sustainable, and humane world. Past honorees include Salesforce.org, Daniel Lurie, and the…

Read More

The Crisis of Police Violence

January 9, 2017

  At Alive & Free, we don’t just hope our young people stay safe, we work unflaggingly to make it so — teaching them to make safe choices and follow the path away from violence. Typically, this has been a discussion about community violence. At this moment, however, our community must also reckon with another…

Read More

Alive & Free Street Soldiers Radio Town Hall

August 22, 2016

Police and community relations–how do we make it better? We dive into this topic on Street Soldiers Radio Sunday night during a LIVE town hall discussion including the following panelists:  Allwyn Brown, Chief of Police Richmond Capt. Ersie Joyner, Oakland PD Jennifer Tejada, Chief of Police Emeryville Toney Chaplin, Interim Chief of Police San Francisco Over…

Read More

Alive & Free Street Soldiers Town Hall Meeting: Prentice Powell

August 21, 2016

 

Read More

A Tribute to Dads: Why Our Kids and Our Communities Need Them

June 17, 2016

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. I just want to say thank you for being a father to your child. You’re doing the most important job of all. There’s nothing better than a good dad. This is Father’s Day and it’s our time to say, “Thanks!” Having grown up with my dad,…

Read More

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

April 25, 2016

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 Cherri…

Read More

Why I Love Black History Month–and How To Do It Better

February 2, 2016

Featured on the Huffington Post I love Black History Month. I just believe we can do it better. At the beginning of February last year I had a long talk with the young people at my youth program Alive & Free to find out what they knew about Black History. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t very much.…

Read More

The Joe Marshall Plan (USF Magazine)

August 20, 2015

Joe Marshall founded the Omega Boys Club with the belief that many inner-city youth want to escape lives of drugs, gangs, and violence, but don’t know how. His no-nonsense, no-judgment program saves their lives. Then it sends them to college. Joe Marshall ’68 is live on the air at San Francisco’s KMEL radio station, asking questions,…

Read More

A’s in Math, F’s in Life

August 20, 2015

Marshall went to work teaching math in the city’s high schools and middle schools, always expecting the most from his students. “The only way to pass my class was to pass my tests,  ” he says. “I’d give them homework and call their homes. I figured if they could survive me, they’d be fine.” The…

Read More

Believers Out of Doubters

August 20, 2015

Marshall believes youth violence is a disease, one that can be treated and prevented. His prescription is Alive & Free. At its core is the Leadership Academy, which serves about 200 young people every year, ages 14 to 24. Expectations are high, class participation is mandatory, and success is the new norm. These days, as many…

Read More

The More You Know, the More You Owe

August 20, 2015

Alive & Free’s success—along with his popular book—has given Marshall visibility not only in San Francisco but throughout the country. So when then-Mayor Gavin Newsom was looking to remake the city’s Police Commission, his first thought was Joe Marshall. “I had seen firsthand the work he had done and knew what a presence he was in…

Read More

NBC Bay Area Celebrates Alive & Free’s 200th Graduate Milestone

August 6, 2015

by Garvin Thomas NBC Bay Area Dr. Joseph Marshall is in a constant battle with the streets of San Francisco. Up against drugs, gang activity, teen pregnancy and in the worst cases, death. “It’s a tug-o-war. And you know I’m on this side, you know, our organization’s on one side pulling this way, and then…

Read More

Keeping Kids Alive & Free (KALW Radio)

July 31, 2015

In 2011, about 82 percent of San Francisco’s students graduated from high school. Ten percent dropped out. Break it down by ethnic group and the numbers change in uncomfortable ways. For example, just 62.3 percent of the city’s African-American students graduated, and nearly 20 percent dropped out. The numbers for Latino students are similar. Kids…

Read More

KTVU: Omega Boys’ Club celebrates 28 years of keeping kids off streets

July 31, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KTVU) – A program in San Francisco designed to help low income inner city children celebrates a milestone this weekend. The Omega Boys’ Club in the Potrero Hill neighborhood  has 200 college graduates. It serves youngsters – both boys and girls – from cities all over the Bay Area. “Twenty-eight years of…

Read More

Clarence B. Jones Praises Alive & Free

July 27, 2015

Against the cacophony of domestic and international news about the recent Iran Nuclear weapons agreement; the financial “bailout” of Greece; NASA’s unprecedented photos of the planet Pluto; the travels and speeches of Pope Francis; the continuing fight against ISIS; Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and other Republican and Democratic presidential contenders; the Confederate flag in Charleston,…

Read More