The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth was established in 1996, when Oakland voters passed the Kids First! Initiative (Measure K), an amendment to the City Charter, to support direct services to youth under 21 years of age. In a special election in 2009 Measure D replaced Measure K and reauthorized funding for the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth for an additional twelve years (2010-2022). Measure D (formerly known as Measure K) sets-aside 3% of the City's unrestricted General Fund and requires a three-year strategic plan to guide the allocation of funds.

Upcoming Meetings

  • The next POC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Hearing Room 4, 2nd floor, Oakland, CA 94612. 

Oakland Summer Resource Guide

Help families find free and low cost summer learning opportunities in Oakland. The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth, in partnership with Oakland Unified School District, has released an online summer resource guide to connect families with summer learning opportunities. Using our online guide, families can search by date, age, activity, and cost of program (many are free!) - ensuring they find the program that's right for their child.

To add your summer program to the guide, contact Kimberly Powell at