East Palo Alto: Loving the Bulldog Way

How do you love yourself and your community when it feels like the whole world is against you? In this episode of Zip Code Economies, we head back to East Palo Alto and talk with a charter school principal, an “old-school” police chief, and a pastor who runs a homeless shelter where billionaires take out the trash. Through these conversations, we witness a refrain of love and forgiveness, which is transforming East Palo Alto from the inside out.


  • Amika Guillaume
  • East Palo Alto Academy students
  • Albert Pardini
  • Paul Bains


  • East Palo Alto Academy
  • East Palo Alto Police Department
  • Project WeHOPE