Born and raised in Richmond to Yemeni-American immigrant parents, 26-year old Hossain has a big dream in life: level the education landscape for low-income communities. It “developed gradually and... Read more
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In this year’s annual report, we feature an excerpt of a poem written by 9th Waver Ciera-Jevae, who is the Media, Arts, and Culture Manager at the Ryse Center and the Poet Laureate for the city of... Read more
A sophomore at Cal, Marwat moved from Yemen to America when she was five. Her family lived in various places—New York City, North Carolina, San Francisco—before settling in Oakland. From an early... Read more
12th Waver DeMario realized he was interested in engineering during his senior year at Making Waves Academy. The problem was, math wasn’t his strongest subject. Regardless, his math teacher Mr.... Read more
In 1990, Ajani Jackson started as a sixth grader in the 1st Wave of the Making Waves Education Program in Richmond. Today, Ajani is an Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Sacramento and... Read more