I'm excited to be training to run the Oakland Half Marathon on March 22. This year I'll be trying to raise $2,500 or more for the David E Glover Center! The center has served over 600 students ages 12 and up in 2018. I personally witnessed the Summer of Innovation program in action. The students were excited to show me the projects they were working on. In addition to working with the youth David E Glover Center also provides technology classes for seniors, after school programs, and they team up with the local schools.
Personally I have a goal simply completing the half marathon. Selfishly I'm hoping by raising money it will also hold me accountable to train and complete the 13 miles - not looking for a personal best - just to cross the finish line! Also this center is doing some amazing work and I love that they are in the community of East Oakland. Meeting folks where they are at - the best way to do it! Thank you for reading this far and for your continued support! Teresa Johns