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 Dec. 8, 2017

Teachers Are Ready to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline But They Need the Trump Administration’s Help

2.6 million. That is the number of children suspended from U.S. public schools in one calendar year—2.6 million. That data, released in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for…

By Lillian Lowery, Evan Stone

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Posted Dec. 7, 2017

This Video of Denver DREAMers Challenged Me to Check My Privilege

Being the “Type A,” driven overachiever that I am, I tend to be a planner—often, to a fault. As the daughter of a Purdue grad,…

By Chyrise Harris

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Posted Dec. 7, 2017

How Quincy Patterson Became Virginia Tech’s First Quarterback to Major in Engineering

If you follow Chicago’s high school football scene, you probably already know Quincy Patterson, the Solorio High School quarterback who drew lots of attention from…

By Maureen Kelleher

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