Bottom Line: Reach and Teach is a peace and social justice learning company dedicated to transforming the world through teachable moments.
Founded in 2004 by Craig Wiesner and Derrick Kikichi, Reach and Teach is a company that focuses on sustainable living, peacemaking, and gender equality. The company sells locally made products and promotes social equity by bringing local groups together and fostering understanding between different communities. Along with selling their own products, the retail store also serves as a free space for community groups, including Cool Cities, PeaceKids, the California Writers Clubs, the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, and more, to spread their positive message. The owners are committed to maintaining a lifestyle that respects what the Earth provides us, honestly evaluates our true needs for sustenance, and recognizes the difference between materials that we simply want and the ones we need for survival.
The Reach and Teach store offers a collection of books, music, films, games, toys, and more that help people of all ages learn how they can contribute to making the world a better place. Their products and services are developed in ways that are good for both people and our planet. Whenever possible, they use recycled and earth-friendly products, source from like-minded worker-owned cooperatives and union labor, and encourage their partners to use fair trade practices. Every product in their shop has a story that teaches economic equity, gender equality, environmental protection, or mindful living. Reach and Teach promotes the notion that the world is beautiful and we can all work together in our individual lives, our communities, and across the planet to make it even better.
There are a number of ways to get involved with Reach and Teach:
- Visit their store in San Mateo
- Sign up for their monthly e-Newsletter
- Learn about upcoming events
- Shop Reach and Teach publishing
For more information visit their website or call (650)-759-3784.
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