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 for a piece of bonus funds and prizes.
By giving ONE donation on May 6 to build this lab, you’ll help 4 Oakland nonprofits who use it –  Oakland Local, Hack the Hood, United Roots, Youth SEED – provide tech and entrepreneurship training for  hundreds of youth in the years to come.
We’re counting on you to help us raise the $20,000 to purchase computers and upgrades for a state-of-the-art computer lab and co-working space at the Youth HUB (28th st. & Telegraph ave. in Oakland).
The donation won’t count for bonus money unless you give online using our form on May 6th, but we need your help in the meantime:
Here’s what you can do to help today:
 (especially the ones who care about young people!)

3) Post- your support on Facebook and Twitter.  Here’s a sample tweet:Give Oak youth a better future through tech on May 6 #eastbaygives @YouthSEED @unitedroots @hackthehood @oaklandlocal


Susan Mernit and The Hack the Hood Team 

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About The Author

Susan Mernit is editor & publisher of Oakland Local ( a news & community hub for Oakland, CA. A former VP at AOL & Netscape, & former! Yahoo Senior Director, Mernit was consulting program manager for The Knight News Challenge, 2008-09; was a 2012 Stanford Carlos McClatchy Fellow; and is a board adviser to The Center for Health Reporting at USC, Annenberg School of Journalism. She has consulted with many non-profit organizations on strategy, product development and social media/engagement, including, TechSoup Global, Public Radio International and the Institute for Policy Studies/Economic Hardship Reporting Project, led by Barbara Ehrenreich.

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