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
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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
On June 29, CAP staff, alumni, families, and friends celebrated the 35 CAP graduates who completed college this spring. The reception featured an opening poem by Ciera-Jevae, 9th Waver and Poet... Read more
Yajaira A. is a people person, which aligns well with her goal of becoming a marriage and family therapist. A graduate of Making Waves Academy and participant in the CAP program, Yajaira is majoring... Read more