Teach For All’s RIC Student Interviews – June 2016
Listen to our incredible students, ready to revolutionize their own education and the education of the future! Students at Roses are equipped with the fighting desire to spread truth about their own cultures, experiences, and communities and to learn from each other. They are dedicated to peace, love, unity, and justice for all. Together they are unstoppable!


Leadership Summit 2016 Dr. Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade – June 2016
This video shows Jeff Duncan-Andrade’s speech at the 2016 Leadership Summit. Here, he provides a comprehensive explanation about the difference between “equality” and “equity”, making it clear why we all must strive to achieve an equitable education model on which we’re currently falling short. Equity, he says, is giving all kids what they need when they need it. He points to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs as a theory that should be an essential truth in pedagogy.


“The Peace Treaty” by Roses in Concrete Community School’s 4th grade – February 2016
Watch last year’s Roses in Concrete fourth graders in their music video for their original song “Peace Treaty”! This class partnered with Hip Hop Saves Lives and Chad Harper to learn about the history of hip hop and test their own skills and creativity.


Art Life Garibaldi – June 2016
Watch as David Garibaldi, member of Art Life, visits and performs at Roses in Concrete. He is truly inspired by the school, as the students, too, are clearly inspired by and excited to participate in his creative, artful performance.


Oakland Ed Fund Volunteer Video – November 2015


Askwith Forum: Transforming Teaching – May 2015
Randi Weingarten, Jeff Duncan-Andrade, and Anthony Bryk join Associate Professor Jal Mehta for a discussion at the Askwith Forum on May 11, 2015. “Imagine a world in which every child has a great teacher, where strong graduates choose teaching careers, and where knowledge about good teaching is readily available and accessible. In this Askwith Forum, our panel explores ways to transform the teaching profession into one that is committed to building practitioners’ skills over time. Join us as we examine what it would take to develop the systems, the institutions, and the teachers we need to achieve educational equity and prepare all students for the challenges of the future.” – Harvard Graduate School of Education


Jefferson Awards Winner Jeff Duncan Andrade – April 2015
“The Jefferson Awards is the country’s longest standing and most prestigious organization dedicated to activating and celebrating public service. Through their programs, they train and empower individuals to serve and lead in their communities, amplifying their impact through our vast network of media partners, mentors and volunteers. Each year, they honor the most outstanding achievements in public service at the Jefferson Awards National Ceremonies.” Watch coverage of this incredible honor, awarded to Roses founded Jeff Duncan-Andrade.


TEDxGoldenGateED – Jeff Duncan-Andrade – Growing Roses in Concrete – September 2011
Jeff Duncan-Andrade’s TED Talk pulls from experience and elaborates on the concept of the rose grown from concrete, an image that he applies to youth and community growth.


Laurence Tan – TEACH – February 2011
Laurence Tan is Roses’ whole-heartedly dedicated fourth and fifth-grade teacher. Watch this video for insight on Tan’s previous teaching experience in the Watts area of Los Angeles. At 122nd Street and Roses in Concrete alike, Laurence Tan empowers each and every one of his students, helping them to realize their own potential to be agents of change for themselves, their communities, and the world.


The David Portfolio —Jeff Andrade Duncan on Education, – March 2012
Jeff Duncan-Andrade leads a student profile on David Philoxene, a former student of his who is also featured in the Roses in Concrete trailer video.



June 2011; July 2013
Jeff Duncan-Andrade’s Step to College program is featured on CBS.