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Crosscurrents

Hear Here: Jeannette King-Harris wants to turn her neighborhood around

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Jeannette King-Harris

Jeannette King-Harris grew up in Oakland and says she’s tired of all the difficulties young people face there today. So, she’s launching an organization called Planting Special Seeds to change that. It’s a youth empowerment program that offers job training, educational advising, and emotional support to young people from around Oakland.

King-Harris shared her inspiration with KALW’s Hear Here Community storytelling project. Click the audio player above to listen to the story. 

For more stories from Hear Here, click here. You can also find the project on Facebook and follow it on Twitter at @hearhereradio.

Ninna Gaensler-Debs is a reporter and editor for Crosscurrents. Since 2012, Ninna has worn a variety of hats at KALW - she was both a producer and event planner for Localore project Hear Here. Ninna also programmed and organized the Sights and Sounds live events - two in Bayview, and most recently, one in East Oakland.