About the Program

A Personal Reflection: 🎶“It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound. Everybody look what’s going down!”🎶

October 2018, TWAIBC Newsletter Dear Friends and Colleagues, Stephen Stills composed “For What It’s Worth,” and Buffalo Springfield, the band he helped form, released the song in 1966. I, along with many of my adolescent friends, related to the song’s message, feeling the intense emotions about the Vietnam War, and newly stirring social change around […]

Newsletter: Youth Compel Us to “Wake Up & Take Action!”

August 2018, TWAIBC Newsletter Dear Friends and Colleagues, In 2007, I saw the play “R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE.”  I was inspired by Mr. Fuller’s world outlook, and particularly taken by a 1983 quote of his included in the play program: “We can now solve all the problems of hunger […]

Community Capitals Framework (CCF) for Community Safety & Community Health Connections with the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights (UDHR)

As a program of DSAL (Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Activities League), we are excited to communicate about the Community Capitals Framework that guides DSAL’s work, as well as that of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO).  As explained, in 2015, by the Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Economics, the Community Capitals Framework is a way of […]

2018 Rite of Passage Culminating Ceremony

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 the 2017-18 Arroyo High School class of The World As It Could Be Is Within Reach Rite of Passage Program came to the stage for their culminating presentation.  Together and individually, class participants Hanen Banana, Leen Banana, Angela Pena, Emma Purves, Alexis Quino Plata, Estefany Rivera and Thi Tran conveyed […]

You’re Invited: Arroyo ROP Culminating Ceremony May 30

The World As It Could Be Is Within Reach  Rite-of-Passage Performance  May 30 6-7:30 p.m.  Arroyo High School Cafeteria  A Rite-of-Passage is a ceremony or event marking an important stage is someone’s life.  Students have been studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the importance of a healthy community, and how they can contribute in a […]

Join Us for Human Rights Education: A Tool for the Empowerment and Dignity of All

Part of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights series, this program will address Article 26 of the UDHR: Right to Education and SDG #4: Quality Education Wednesday May 16, 2018 6-8pm San Francisco War Memorial Room #210 401 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED In partnership with UNA-USA San Francisco […]

ROP Students Launch ‘Radical Red’ Project

ROP Students Launch ‘Radical Red’ Project

In early December 2017, the Arroyo Rite of Passage class participants began the process of identifying their Community Action Project. The first class discussion centered on selecting the three UDHR Articles they associated most closely with community issues that concerned them. The result of this discussion is illustrated in this document titled Priority UHDR Articles […]

Announcing Our Collaboration With Voices of Witness

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: We are pleased to highlight Voice of Witness and its Education Program as a TWAICB Education Partner.  I have known about Voice of Witness since 2011, when, as Executive Director of the Rex Foundation, I brought forward the organization for consideration of a Rex grant that was provided during that year.   […]

This Is Personal

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: As we prepare for our August 1-3 Institute (for which you can still register!), I’m reflecting on the past month and feeling gratified that the benefits of our curriculum are being validated.  During the week of June 19-23, I accompanied three Arroyo High School students – Justice Wurnitsch-Hogan, Raychelle Castillo, […]

Future Leaders Go to Washington, Part 2

Future Leaders Go to Washington, Part 2

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot reports: As part of preparing for the AFSC Youth Summit, the three students (Raychelle Castillo, Justice Wurnitsch-Hogan, and Yennhi Le) wrote essays about the human rights issues  of concern to them in their communities. Then they prepared Issue Outlines on Homelessness, Human Trafficking, and Security of Person, based on their essays, […]