Shocked by Oakland’s Decline, a Resident Seeks To Revive One Block at a Time

Keisha Henderson, a homeowner from East Oakland, brought nonprofit organizations, local government, and residents together to restore Scoville Street, a two-block stretch between 55th and 57th Avenues. She thinks this block can be a replicable model for the city.

In an interview, Henderson said she wanted a better environment for people to raise their families in. But at its heart, she said, her mission was about bringing back the community’s sense of pride in their home, in Oakland.

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