Thank You

510 Journal features the work of the poets of the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program with permission from the poets and the creators of this city-wide project.

We are grateful to have partnered with featured artist, Robert Trujillo, and designers, Jen Larkin and Alvaro Villanueva.


Special thanks to Azariah Cole-Shephard, Tova Ricardo, Sophie Elkin, Obasi Davis, Stephanie Yun, Francesca Paris, Olivia Hoffman, and all the poets who write, submit, perform, and share their work. We are grateful to have the opportunity to support your work.



Chapter 510 would not exist without the support of Abundance Foundation, Frances Hellman, Warren Breslau, Shawna Wolverton, Salesforce, Apple, Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, The East Bay Community Foundation, The Nicholson Family Foundation, The Llewellyn Foundation, The Nia Community Fund, The Rogers Foundation, Lampert Foundation, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, The City of Oakland, and individuals. We work side by side with Oakland's teachers and students because of you. Thank you.



The enthusiasm, commitment, and contributions of the Oakland Public Library were instrumental in the creation of Chapter 510 and in the publication of this first volume of 510 Journal. You are champions for Oakland. Thank you.