This is an amazing organization! Each staff person is committed and invested in the mission of the organization and the success of the young people they serve. I wish I still lived in California.
I became involved with EORO because of my own background as an at risk youth. This organization is amazing, I have never met such a passionate director and staff that are invested in their mission. The work this organization is able to accomplish despite its small staff is phenomenal! I will continue to support EORO even though I have relocated out of state. The area and populations they reach are one of the most neglected and invisible, but are some of the most talent rich and intelligent youth. Please support this organization!
I went to juvenile hall to see performances developed through a program with Each One Reach One. Each youth had completed a short, heartfelt play, which was performed by actors alongside the youth. After having seen the jail cells, with these oh, so young faces peering out, it was especially moving to hear their words and be in a place where their voices and stories can be heard. Quite empowering for these kids, to know that they have a voice and have stories worth telling.
Another great year for Each One Reach One. The last Playwriting show changed my life. One young man wrote a 27 page play in one week about Alzheimer's Disease. Having a grandfather who suffered from this terrible disease, I broke down. How can we incarcerated talent like that?
I work as a contracted grant writer for EORO, and I love it there! Robin, Harold, Andrieka, and Cristal are amazing and inspiring people. Working alongside them is a blessing. If anyone should get the opportunity to get involved with EORO, he or she should take it. People involved with EORO not only help youth but also grow as individuals and have a more fulfilling life.
Each One Reach One provides not only great services for our youth, but we also believe that through the arts we can make a difference.
I have been affiliated to EORO for almost 20 years. The work they do with youth is amazing. I love attending their Playwriting Shows. The young writes tell unbelievable, and sometimes heartbreaking stories. The mentors that work with them are so talented and dedicated towards their success! Amazing!
EORO succeeds year in / year out because of the extraordinary team, guidance of board members and the woman at the helm - Robin, the Executive Director of EORO. Robin's vision has consistently exceeded expectations and for that reason I, and so many others, continue to donate, volunteer and support their efforts. Their name says it all - Each One Reach One - they serve a much needed population tirelessly, with hope, no egos, with love and with tried and true programming that empowers. EORO uses their money wisely, they are accountable and their hearts are focused to "reach one" - they are making a difference! We are a very lucky community! Join EORO and help make a difference.
Years ago... I met an extraordinary women with a vision - Robin Sohnen, Executive Director of EORO. Robin shared with me her goals for Each One Reach One... I instantly saw her vision and chose to support EORO. I've made many financial donations over the years, I"ve been a volunteer at their fundraisers, I've volunteered doing administrative work in the office and was a founding Board Member. I continue to believe in Robin's ability to advance EORO - she has always met the goals of the Board. They use their money wisely, and their hearts are generously given to "reach one" to make a difference!
Each One Reach One is successful in their goals as they work with at risk/incarcerated youth. Their programs are innovative, creative, and show how combining art, education, boundary's, and mutual respect lead to positive outcomes. Having watched youth participate in writing skits performed by professional actors I was moved beyond words. It was empowering and cathartic for the youth, both those who participated and those watching the performances.
Each One Reach One gives young men and women who have fallen victim to the prison industrial complex a voice, a mentor, skill development, and a path through educational opportunities to overcome a system that profits off of them being locked in a cell. If you are new to EORO and live in or around the Bay Area, please attend a playwriting show as soon as possible to see the work firsthand. You can also read the work of EORO's young playwrights on the website. The stories will make you laugh, cry, feel joy and pain, and I can almost guarantee they'll inspire you to get involved.
I LOVE and continue to support this highly effective, dynamic and heartfelt organization! I was on the EORO Board from 2006-2009, looking for board service and they were just the right fit. EORO continues to defy expectations, to be cutting edge, leading with service, efficacy, and collaborating with community partners to continually break new ground. Anticipating the pipeline of need, they are expanding to serve youth "coming out from inside" to get their GEDs, enroll in community college, and keep expanding. Come on out for a playwriting show to learn firsthand how this terrific organization catalyzes growth, self-worth and actualizes potential!