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WE DREAM

WE DREAM

By Men's and Women's Leadership
Welcome to the WE DREAM podcast!! WE DREAM is a youth-led podcast presented by the students of Men's & Women's Leadership Academy in the Sacramento City Unified School District. We will discuss what WE DREAM for the future of our SELF, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY. Join us as we converse with different guests from all facets of the global and career community, to find out what THEY DREAM, what THEY HOPE and what THEY BELIEVE for the future of our world. Follow us on social media @MWLASacramento #LifeDataMatters
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Season 1, Episode 1 - WE DREAM to Heal Trauma w/ DeAngelo Mack

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Season 3, Episode 15 - WE DREAM to study at HBCUs w/ Maurice Pugh
One of the most exciting (or daunting) times in a high school senior's year, is choosing what college he/she will attend. There are so many great choices out there, we would be crazy not to gather some college students to share their experiences with us on their universities. This week we have a college knowledge segment as we talk to Maurice Pugh (aka Mo) from the historic Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Mo comes from Sacramento and knows what its like to be far away from home while in such a new environment. Tune in to hear what makes HBCUs great options to study at and what Mo DREAMS of for this year's class of high school grads!  @pv_reese  @MWLAsacramento  @beheardplatform  If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
46:22
February 24, 2021
Season 3, Episode 14 - WE DREAM in the Power of Now w/ Sydney Butler
The team over at the RAGE Project is extremely proud to present their newest project - The Power of Now Docuseries. Come along with us and explore youth activism in Sacramento through the lens of local youth and past activists. Today’s guest Sydney Butler was on board with the project from the very start, so she gives us some insight on what this film was created to do and how it will inspire its viewers. Tap in and join us on Instagram @rageproject for our live-stream next Tuesday at 5:30!!! @rageproject @MWLAsacramento @beheardplatform If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
36:32
February 17, 2021
Season 3, Episode 13 - WE DREAM to Share the Outdoors w/ Kyle Murphy
For all the listeners out there who are looking to get outdoors a bit more and staring at your screens a bit less, this episode is just what the doctor ordered! Today we have Kyle Murphy the outdoors-man to help us out! Kyle has gained experience in the wilderness by leading river rafting trips, taking hands-on courses, and really just spending a whole lot of time in adventure recreation activities. For those who are beginning to spend more and more time in mother-nature nowadays, Kyle shares some insights and tips that you might want to hear to maximize your next outing. And of course, on the social justice side of things, certain populations haven't always had the time or resources to enjoy the outdoors, so Kyle sheds some light on how that has changed and some uplifting programs. DREAM outdoors with us this week! https://www.bewildernesspodcast.com/podcast @MWLAsacramento @beheardplatform If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
01:09:04
February 10, 2021
Season 3, Episode 12 - WE DREAM for Broadcast Equity w/ Deuce and Mo
Drum-roll please..... It's an honor to sit down and talk to this episode's content creators who are paving the way in the sports radio and broadcast game. As proud owners of their own podcast in addition to being NBA G-League color commentary and play by play analysts, Deuce and Mo have been serving the sports world quality content for a minute now, so tune in to hear where this prominent duo got their start and the future they have in store. We also get to talk about equity issues in the career field of broadcasting as well as our BeHeard platform that aims to change such norms one engaging conversation at a time. And as a "cherry on top" of their great content there's a possible puppy duo in the future??? Yeah, it's time go follow 'em up and keep Deuce and Mo's DREAM in the winning column! https://www.deuceandmo.com @MWLAsacramento @beheardplatform If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
46:56
February 3, 2021
Season 3, Episode 11 - WE DREAM to Break The Gap w/ Jackie Meza
The New Year is the perfect time to break some bad habits, but that isn't the only thing that the WE DREAM Podcast thinks about breaking, we also support Jackie and her team as they aim to Break The Gap! What is breakthegap.org? Listen to today's great conversation with founder Jackie Meza to find out what her organization is doing to unite all walks of life together, no matter how rich or poor one may be. It is especially awesome to highlight a program that was started by a 19 year old and has grown into something special with profound DREAMS for the future. Big thanks to our listeners as we are so excited to see our audience grow and continue to DREAM with us! https://www.breakthegap.org/ @breakthegaporg @MWLAsacramento @beheardplatform If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
19:60
January 27, 2021
Season 3, Episode 10 - WE DREAM to Go Against The Formula w/ Jake Soriano
At the WE DREAM Podcast, #AgainstTheFormula is a whole mood for 2021! Check out what that means to the NBA video editor and YouTuber, Jake Soriano. Jake graduated from Sac State in hopes of landing his dream job on the media crew for the Sacramento Kings - and that is exactly what he did! On this episode, learn how Jake got into the position he is in and hear some valuable information especially for our younger listeners who are deciding what their future career path's will look like. Make sure to check out Jake's Dream and follow him up with the links below for some great content! Jake's YouTube link @jakesorianomedia @sacramentokings @MWLAsacramento @beheardplatform If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
26:13
January 20, 2021
Season 3, Episode 9 - WE DREAM to Mentor w/ Marcus Strother and Tiffany Ann Rea
Welcome to our first (official) episode of 2021!!! For a special treat, we just HAD to reach out and talk to some heavy-hitting guests. Tiffany Ann Rea, 2020 Miss United States and Marcus Strother, President of Mentor California sit down to discuss all things mentoring! Marcus and Tiffany discuss everything from why mentoring is important, to how a beauty pageant winner and CEO of a mentoring program are teaming up for change. Thanks to our great guests, this conversation holds tons of insight from start to finish. Listen to these two inspiring people and kick the New Year off right with the WE DREAM Podcast! mentorcaliforniayouth.org @mentorcalifornia @marcuslstrother @officialmissunitedstates @tiffanyannrea @MWLAsacramento @beheardplatform If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
28:06
January 13, 2021
A Long Overdue Message
Going into the new year, it seems to be the perfect time to upload a long overdue message to all of the people who make the WE DREAM Podcast possible (that includes you listeners). After hitting our 2,000th play not too long ago, we see how the growth is coming along. We truly couldn't do it without ALL of you. Thanks for keeping the DREAM alive! @MWLAsacramento @beheardplatform If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
03:28
January 6, 2021
Season 3 Episode 8 - WE DREAM for Authentic Narratives w/ Wellington Smith
Each time Wellington Smith has been a guest on the WE DREAM Podcast, we always share a couple laughs and a whole lot of wisdom. Listen to this week's episode as Wellington (aka PJ) describes what narrative and authenticity mean to him and other content creators. Consumers often get a single story, but Wellington nods to some media creators that we both very highly recommend you check out! Out of all of the famous creators we talk about though, we most highly recommend tapping into PJ's endeavors - some truly great work! Hey WE DREAM listeners, enjoy the New Year and may this episode give you a little happiness as we all look to DREAM about the future. https://www.ws-ma.com/ @wellingtonmarselline @MWLAsacramento @beheardplatform If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
40:37
December 30, 2020
Season 3, Episode 7 - WE DREAM to Finish the Race w/ Mahkai Davis-Macias
Tune into this week's episode to hear from an impressive student athlete who's morning routine makes me tired just talking about it. Mahkai Davis-Macias is running cross country for the University of Nevada by way of West Campus High School in Sacramento. Hear Mahkai's take on how to live a productive lifestyle as a student-athlete and how he maintains a healthy diet as well. Of course, with the NBA season starting, Mahkai and I will share our brief hopes for the Sacramento Kings 2021 season! Thanks for listening and we at the WE DREAM Podcast sincerely hope you enjoy your holiday to the fullest! @mdm_12 https://www.strava.com/ @MWLAsacramento @beheardplatform If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
38:27
December 23, 2020
Season 3, Episode 6 - WE DREAM to Be Architects of Hope w/ Jairon Jackson
In this episode, the WE DREAM Podcast sits down with the Sactown native Jairon Jackson as he discusses the pros and cons of Sacramento’s recent growth and how his non-profit (Architects of Hope) is teaching their students to positively grow alongside our city. Jairon and his twin brother Damone have done impactful work with Architects of Hope (AOH) so make sure to tune in to hear the DREAM! @architectsofhope916 https://architectsofhope.us/ @MWLAsacramento @beheardplatform If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
19:07
December 16, 2020
Season 3, Episode 5 - WE DREAM to Create and Motivate w/ Cole Carman
Welcome back to another WE DREAM Podcast episode! This is one for the books, as we sit down with Cole Carman and learn about what makes creating art and motivational speaking so important to him. Cole was also the President for Sacramento State University's Black Student Union, hear what he learned from that journey and how it took his leadership to the next level. Get motivated with this one! And as always, DREAM ON! @thiscoleysworld This Coley's World (Youtube) @mwlasacramento @beheardplatform If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
34:44
December 9, 2020
Season 3, Episode 4 - WE DREAM to Give Back w/ Maureen Farrell
Join us today on the WE DREAM Podcast as we wrap up our SCUSD Scholarship mini-series! Our guest is Maureen Farrell, who is continuing the legacy of Thomas Eustis by providing a yearly scholarship to our students to keep his dream in action! Maureen is one of the many people behind the scenes that is able to provide resources and capture a very powerful dream. To hear or support Maureen's profound dream, give today's episode a listen-though and we hope you enjoy! https://www.scusd.edu/scholarships https://www.scusd.edu/community-scholarships @mwlasacramento @beheardplatform If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
18:21
December 2, 2020
Season 3, Episode 3 - WE DREAM to Earn Scholarships w/ Vincent Harris
Thank you for tuning in this week to the WE DREAM Podcast! It is always great to hear about financial opportunities and good news for our students, especially during these difficult times. Vincent Harris comes back to guest star for round two of the SCUSD scholarships coverage. We want to give a huge shout-out to all of the donors, administrators, and faculty that make these scholarships possible. Be ready to grab that bag as we hear all about these amazing scholarships! https://www.scusd.edu/scholarships https://www.scusd.edu/community-scholarships @mwlasacramento @beheardplatform If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
34:25
November 26, 2020
Season 3, Episode 2 - WE DREAM to Learn By Doing w/ Dimitrous Chattman
At the WE DREAM Podcast, we hope to provide our listeners with amazing content to prepare high school students for college, and in this episode, Dimitrous from Cal Poly came though to do just that! As one of the more difficult CSU schools to get into, Cal Poly thrives on preparing their students for the real world by practicing the “Learn by Doing” philosophy. Check out this episode to hear just how Cal Poly does so well at getting you ready for your career and then ready to reach those dreams! Dimitrous Chattman: dchattma@calpoly.edu Cal Poly: https://www.calpoly.edu/ @cal_poly If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
24:04
November 20, 2020
Season 3, Episode 1 - WE DREAM to Get that College Money w/ Wesley Veiga
Come get that college knowledge! We sit down with Wesley Veiga as we find out what it was like to fight for financial aid to make college affordable even as tuition prices are consistently rising! Learn about the scholarships that are exclusive to our Sacramento City Unified School District students! Get ‘em while they’re hot! For more info on financial aid and great support, also check out the resources tab on our amazing mentor website. (see link below) Thanks for tuning in and buckle your seat belts for what the WE DREAM podcast has coming up next with the Be Heard platform and more!!! @wesveiga @MWLAsacramento @beheardplatform https://sites.google.com/scusd.edu/ydss-mentors  
41:24
November 13, 2020
Season 2, Episode 6 - WE DREAM to Utilize our Resources w/ Vincent Harris
Our special guest for this episode is Vincent Harris, Chief of Continuous Improvement and Accountability at Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD). Vincent shares the many scholarship opportunities that are available to students in SCUSD. Listen in and learn more about these scholarships and how you can apply.  To learn more about the requirements for these scholarships or to apply, please visit www.scusd.edu/scholarships. If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
23:02
February 19, 2020
Season 2, Episode 5 - WE DREAM in Brotherhood w/ Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe and Brian Heat
Check out this WE DREAM podcast’s episode recorded at the 2019 Western Regional SAAB (Student African American Brotherhood) Conference. This was a 2 day conference on October 11th & 12th, 2019 in San Bernardino, Ca. The Student African American Brotherhood, with nearly 200 chapters in the United States and abroad, was founded on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia on October 17, 1990. SAAB mentors young African American men by educating them on their responsibilities as United States Citizens. Tune-in to hear about the  conference and a little background on SAAB, the founder Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe, and everyone's favorite motivational speaker, Brian Heat.   To hear about future events we put on, follow us: @mlasacramento @wlasacramento To give us some feedback, ask questions, or get in touch with us, send us a Voice Message with the link below: www.anchor.fm/WEDREAM/message Follow our guests at: @saabhq @brianheat
14:40
January 22, 2020
Season 2, Episode 4 - WE DREAM to Share Youth Voice w/ Brandon Louie
In this episode you will meet Brandon Louie, Community Engagement Coordinator, UC Davis Center For Regional Change.   Brandon is an expert in YPAR (Youth-led Participatory Action Research) which is used to empower youth and improve society.  Listen and learn about how we our using this process with MWLA and how you can use it when engaging youth to create change. Tap in and listen! If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
21:25
October 23, 2019
Season 2, Episode 3 - WE DREAM to Be HERE w/ Wellington Smith
In this episode you will hear from our very own Wellington Smith, Program Associate in Youth Development at Sacramento City Unified. Wellington shares the details of the Be HERE Campaign that is addressing chronic absenteeism in our district.  Listen in and learn more about how he is engaging students to build excitement and stress the importance of being present in school everyday.  You can follow the Be HERE Campaign on social media @BeHERESac.  If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
15:26
October 16, 2019
Season 2, Episode 2 - WE DREAM to Be an Aggie w/ Brenda Fudge-Jensen
In this College Knowledge episode you will hear from Brenda Fudge-Jensen, Associate Director of Public Advising at University of California, Davis. Brenda shares valuable information on the TAG program and what admissions is looking for from applications. Tap in and get ready!! In these episodes we discuss tips, information, and personal testimonies in order to better prepare our peers as they approach their transition into college. We will highlight solutions to challenges a student may face and how to successfully navigate the college experience. If you are enjoying the WE DREAM Podcast please SHARE, RATE, & SUBSCRIBE. Thank you for listening and supporting!!!
19:29
October 2, 2019
Season 2, Episode 1 - WE DREAM to Transition to College w/ Christina Espinosa
In these episodes we discuss tips, information, and personal testimonies in order to better prepare our peers as they approach their transition into college. We will highlight solutions to challenges a student may face and how to successfully navigate your college experience. In this episode you will hear from the Director of Guidance and Counseling of the Sacramento Unified School District. We will be discussing important dates and things to prepare for as we approach October. Tap in and get ready!! FYI We experienced some technical difficulties during the recording. We apologize for the audio quality.
20:04
September 25, 2019
Season 1, Episode 8 - WE DREAM to Uplift through Music w/ Consci8us
Our guest for the latest installment of the WE DREAM Podcast is the one and only DeWayne Lamont, who you might know as the Sacramento hip-hop artist, Consci8us. Listen to our conversation as we talk about where Consci8us made a name for himself and how he plans to use his platform to enlighten and uplift his community. And of course we cover his big dreams and plans for the future. Congrats to the 2019 Sammies winner, Consci8us. Tune in asap and hear what we have to dream about!
24:07
August 6, 2019
Season 1, Episode 7 - WE DREAM to Travel the World
Hear about some of the amazing work and updates happening with the Men's and Women's Leadership Academy. We have been busy with conferences, documentaries, and prepping for our trip to Peru. Please stay tuned and keep dreaming!!
10:07
June 11, 2019
Season 1, Episode 6 - WE DREAM to Get Down w/ Marmar Oso, Yelly, and Virgogabrielle
Check out the WE DREAM podcast’s behind the scenes coverage of the MWLA Get Down. This was a concert for the Sacramento youth featuring local up-and-coming artists all in a dope environment to 'Get Down'. On this episode we got to interview some of the amazing artists who performed and learned more about what they dream. To hear about future events we put on, follow us:  @mlasacramento @wlasacramento To give us some feedback, ask questions, or get in touch with us, send us a Voice Message with the link below:  www.anchor.fm/WEDREAM/message  Follow the artists! @virgogabrielle @officialyelly @marmaroso
11:28
June 11, 2019
Season 1, Episode 5 - WE DREAM to Prepare for College w/ Christina Espinosa and Nina Harris
This is the second episode of the College Knowledge series.  In these episodes we discuss tips, information, and personal testimonies in order to better prepare our peers as they approach their transition into college. We will highlight solutions to challenges a student may face and how to successfully navigate your college experience.   In this episode you will hear from Christina Espinosa, Director of  Guidance & Counseling at SCUSD, who has important insight and info on what students need to know to prepare for college. In addition, we had the pleasure of talking with Nina Harris who graduated from West Campus High School in 2016 and has recently graduated from Pepperdine University, which she accomplished in 3 years! Tap in to listen to the knowledge being dropped in this episode. 
34:49
May 1, 2019
Season 1, Episode 4 - WE DREAM to gain College Knowledge w/ Gavin and Mirelle
This is the first of our College Knowledge episodes. In these episodes we discuss tips, information, and personal testimonies in order to better prepare our peers as they approach their transition into college. We will highlight solutions to challenges a student may face and how to successfully navigate your college experience.  In this episode you will hear from Gavin (our host) and Mirelle who are both currently students at colleges and universities in Sacramento. They will be asked questions by Gio (high school senior) and Alex (high school junior) about what to expect. Tap in!! FYI We experienced some technical difficulties during the recording. We apologize for the audio quality.  
18:51
March 4, 2019
Season 1, Episode 3 - WE DREAM to Market Ourselves w/ Danilae Smith
Our guest for Episode #3 is Danilae Smith, Partner Marketing Manager at Intuit. She is an expert in brand building, growth, and acquisition, specifically through the lens of brand partnership marketing. Listen in as we discuss her work helping with the start-up phase of Lyft and the work she is doing in her other passion of physical fitness. And as always, learn what our guest DREAMS for the future.
35:03
November 13, 2018
Season 1, Episode 2 - WE DREAM to Empower Youth w/ Marcus Strother
It's finally here...our second episode!! Our guest on this episode is our very own Marcus Strother, Director of Youth Development with Sacramento City Unified School District. Marcus is a Husband, Father, Mentor, Educator, Author, Change Agent, Fashionable Gentleman, and...well the resume continues. If you follow him on social media you are well aware that #LifeIsHisKungFu. Listen in as we discuss some of his journey and his work with the Men's and Women's Leadership Academy. And as always, learn what our guest DREAMS for the future.
35:32
October 17, 2018
Season 1, Episode 1 - WE DREAM to Heal Trauma w/ DeAngelo Mack
The very first WE DREAM Podcast episode!! Our guest on this episode is DeAngelo Mack, Sacramento Violence Intervention Coordinator at WellSpace Health. He is also the founder of Macknificent World, a Playwright, Actor, Director, Photographer, and a Youth Pastor. Listen in as we discuss his work in mental health and trauma support with victims of violence in the Sacramento community. And as always, learn what our guest DREAMS for the future.
34:58
September 7, 2018