PO Box 70351, Oakland, CA 94612 • t: 510 ONE LOVE (663.5683) • f: 510.420.8364

History & Background

The LoveLife Foundation was founded in November of 1997 by Donald Lacy in memory of his daughter, LoEshé Adanma Lacy. LoEshé's name in English means "Love Life." Sixteen year-old LoEshé was an innocent bystander when she was senselessly murdered. Her murder took place on October 20, 1997 across the street from McClymonds High School where she was a student.

“The LoveLife Foundation is a fun place to be after school and it teaches us more about filming and editing. LoveLife not only teaches media, but talks to us about right and wrong.”

Demories Barham Jr., age 14

Vision & Mission

The LoveLife Foundation is an Oakland-based community building organization committed to promoting life and saving lives through community revitalization, leadership and development. The mission of the LoveLife Foundation is to provide a supportive and empowering environment for at-risk youth, and to mobilize community support to change economic and social conditions that lead to violence. We aim to help youth discover positive and life-affirming alternatives to the destructive influences of drugs, gangs, and the dangers of life on the streets. To accomplish this, we help each youth build a positive future with educational and vocational programs, focusing on multimedia and technological training and career development services.

Promoting Life

We assist youth in producing award winning television public service announcements and radio programs that speak out against violence and affirm life. Too many children have senselessly lost their lives. We are all responsible for the children. Please join us and help make a difference in our community.

Love life, don't take life.

For More Information:
Please contact the LoveLife Foundation
(510) ONE-LOVE [663-5683]
P.O. Box 70351
Oakland, CA 94612