THU 4.4.2019

Benefit Concert for Peralta Colleges Study Abroad


Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8pm



Jonah and Adesha are Oakland natives who share a passion for the arts, but they also happen to be siblings. Raised in a household where there parents sang along to Marvin, and danced the night away to Micheal, these siblings fell in love with the arts. Both artists trail blazed their own sound, but the root was always soul. This year they decided to bring the household back together again, as they tour on Jonah's latest record "RainWater Project", with teasers from his first record "This is the Year". This soulful, lyrical, warm hearted dual, is proud to be doing another tour spot in their own backyard, at such a legendary venue, Yoshi's.


About Peralta CollegesThe Office of International Education and Peralta Colleges Foundation of the Peralta Community College District will be hosting its Inaugural Study Abroad Fundraising Event, “A Night at Yoshi's Oakland featuring Jonah Melvon & Adesha”, to raise monies for our local students to support and expand their horizons in their quest to become a global citizen in the 21st century. Your support will provide scholarships to students in need so that they may have the resources for this once in a lifetime experience. In 2019, the Peralta Colleges are planning to offer up to 11 programs in Japan, Taiwan, Belize, New Zealand, Germany, Mexico, Egypt, London, China, Ghana and Costa Rica (http://web.peralta.edu/international/study-abroad).

According to the Institute for International Education (IIE), fewer than 10% of American college students participate in international study programs, and less than 25% of those students are from underrepresented minority groups. Since many of our students are from low-socioeconomic families, studying abroad has never been a major priority for them. The study abroad experience can be a life-changing event that can provide a student with a new found sense of confidence or independence, a new foreign language skill, an increased ability to work in diverse work environments and most importantly the opportunity to explore new cultures.

Since 1964, the Peralta Community College District (Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College) has been providing educational services for individuals of our community seeking to provide themselves with higher education opportunities.

For more information on Peralta Colleges Study Abroad Programs, please contact Drew Gephart at dgephart@peralta.edu