Solomon Wilkins

Guest Blogger

Founder, Solomon Wilkins International

Oakland, California

Solomon Wilkins is founder of Solomon Wilkins International, an organization aimed at motivating youth towards success.

As a former student in the Oakland Unified School District, his passion for empowering students is based on his knowledge and experience in the community and the school district.

A first-generation college student, Solomon is a graduate of Humboldt State University and is currently a graduate student at St. Mary’s College of Moraga pursuing a master’s degree in organizational leadership.

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Posted July 31, 2015

Three Things That Guided This Oakland Student to Success

I’m a college-educated black man who grew up on public assistance in a single parent household. Most of my friends…

By Solomon Wilkins

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Posted Aug. 22, 2017

These Two Sisters Aren’t Afraid to Get Messy If It Means Better Schools for Philadelphia’s Kids

“Don’t mess it up.” Those words rode the bus with Quibila Divine in the late 1960s and early ’70s from North Philadelphia to the predominantly…

By Tre Johnson

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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