Oakland Local



Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Hip hop therapy for Oakland youth begins in October

Beginning in late October and running through January, the Oakland Public Library and Oakland Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a hip hop workshop series for marginalized young men of East and West Oakland’s neighborhoods. In partnership with Oakland nonprofit Beats Rhymes and Life Academy (BRL), these workshops are therapy-based, centering around team building,

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Oakland nonprofit CALICO hosts annual benefit this Saturday

It starts early, when kids are beginning to make sense of themselves and their relationship to the world around them. As the most common type of childhood trauma today, abuse manifests itself in the lives of children...

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Support arts education in Oakland public schools

What better way to conclude a lovely summer in Oakland than to spend it in the company of those who love this city as much as you do, dancing to live music and dining by the water,...

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Bay Area Girls Rock Camp: Empowerment through music

Inside the assembly room of the Oakland School of the Arts, on the backside of the Fox Theater, dropped earplugs litter the floor. On one wall, a sheet of butcher paper reads out a list of camp...

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Building Oakland community during Friday summer nights

Where can you go on Friday evenings to chat with your neighbors, connect with community organizations, challenge your friends and family to a potato sack race, all while inherently fostering a safe environment? The Third Annual Friday...

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Join MISSSEY in the Movement Against Youth Sex Trafficking

The fastest-growing criminal industry in the world isn’t only cultivating in dark corners of the earth, it’s happening outside our convenience stores, at our bus stops, and down the street from the restaurants we frequent. Human trafficking,...

Monday, May 26th, 2014

OBIT: Tom Little, Park Day School founder (Community Voices)

Recently, the founder of Temescal’s legendary Park Day School passed. If you knew him or if you’d like to learn more about him, Park Day School, and progressive education in the East Bay, you may attend his...

Monday, May 5th, 2014

ONE donation: TWENTY computers. Help HUNDREDS of youth launch promising careers

You’ve no doubt received a few emails about the May 6th East Bay Gives Day by now. The East Bay Community Foundation is sponsoring the event as part of a nation-wide program called Give Local America. Thousands of organizations nationwide will be competing...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

March 26-29: Boys and Men of Color resource fair at Laney (Press release)

from San Francisco Arts Festival: Several community organizations are coordinating a Boys and Men of Color Resource Fair at Laney College from March 26th – 29th (4pm – 7pm  each night) alongside the premiere of PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo,...

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

A plea for change in OUSD (Community Voices)

By Brian Rogers, Executive Director of Rogers Family Foundation Last month, the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) were released. The NAEP, oftentimes referred to as “The Nation’s Report Card,” is a nationwide standardized...

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