OFCY Resources, Trainings & Events

If you'd like to add an upcoming event listing, please email Sachelle at sheavens@oaklandnet.com


Thanks to all the grantees who attended the third convening of FY2017-2018! See the presentations and announcements below from the February 6th convening. If you'd like to revise your listing or if you'd like to add an upcoming event listing, please email Sachelle at sheavens@oaklandnet.com

Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) PowerPoint Slides

To download or view the Powerpoint slideshow presented by SPR, click here

Oakland Unified School District -- Exploring College and Career Options

Many OUSD students will be searching for summer internships as a part of our ECCO program. Let me know if you would like to recruit interns from one or more OUSD schools and pathways.

Contact Gregory Cluster: gregory.cluster@ousd.org

Project Re-Connect Inc. -- Family Connections/Leaders Connect

Family Connections
Saturday, February 3rd - Saturday, March 10th
9:30am - 1:30pm

Family Connections is a 6-week workshop for parents and students to strengthen and rebuild their "family connections". Vital topics in combination with interactive activities families are able to get to the heart of the disconnect.
Spanish Translation Available!

Register: Project Re-Connect, (510) 482-1738

Career Connect

February 7th - March 21st, Wednesdays 4pm - 6:30pm
2577 MacArthur Blvd.
$50 Stipend (entire program)

Career Connect is a FREE 7-week career exploration and preparation program for students Grades 6th-12th in Oakland! Attendees will get a jump start on their career planning as they begin, or continue, to explore and sharpen their skills. Through interactive learning activities, students will narrow down future career and college choices as they assess their skills, talents, and interests. Students will build upon their career skills and life skills simultaneously.

Register: Project Re-Connect, (510) 482-1738

Prescott Circus Theatre -- Prescott Circus Theatre Summer Program

UPLIFT! 2018 Showcase
Saturday, March 10th 11am & 1:30pm
Oakland Tech Auditorium, 42nd & Broadway

Youth from over 10 Oakland pubic schools celebrate life through circus and creativity. Performances inspired by MOAD SF's exhibit "En Mas: Carnival and Performance Art in the Caribbean" Featuring the Oakland Spirit Orchestra.

info@prescottcircus.org, 510-967-03554, www.prescottcircus.org

Beyond Emancipation - Readiness, GROW, Elevate

Employment Readiness Series
February 12th to February 23rd
Two-week readiness series! Earn up to $100 per week and a $50 bonus if you attend all 8 sessions!

March 5th to April 26th
Eight-week culinary training program. Earn $100 per week. Artisans learn 126 culinary skills and can earn a Serv safe certificate!

Subsidized on-the-job training program. Youth are matched with employers. BE provides 1:1 coaching for youth, employer support and pays a portion of youth pay for employer. Goal is that employer will hire youth permanently after subsidy ends.

Regina Simpkins, rsimpkins@beyondemancipation.org, 510-667-7630
Nella Goncalves, ngoncalves@beyondemancipation.org

Youth UpRising - Loving Our Unique Design (LOUD)

The Loving Our Unique Design (LOUD) program has weekly after school groups for LGBTQ youth and allies ages 13-24.

Mondays at 4pm: We Out Here, open to all.
Tuesdays at 4pm: Boiz Talk, for studs, masculine of center, ftm youth.

For more information, please contact MJ: mjones@youthuprising.org

Our Family Coalition

Music is Extraordinary -- Preparatory Studies in Music

OPC Preparatory Studies in Music Program for aspiring young musicians ages 7-17 who are passionate about music and who will devote the time and effort required to excel. Classes include: Beginning Performance Ensembles, Frederick Douglass Youth Ensemble (advanced level), Preparatory Studies in Music and our Teen Mentor Program.
****Frederick Douglass Youth Ensemble our Pre-professional band prepares participants for advanced improvisation, theory & harmony, arranging and composition, business of music. FDYE meets Tuesdays from 4:00-7:00 at Westlake Middle School Music room.

Black Girls Play
Saturdays: 12pm - 2pm
Westlake Middle School Music room

Black Girls Play (BGP) is a holistic program combining music education, mentoring, entrepreneurship and leadership development for aspiring Black Girl musicians.

Register Here: http://bit.ly/2s3BrcH 
For more information: 510-836-4649, www.opcmusic.org, call@opcmusic.orginfo@opcmusic.org

Family Paths

Free Parent Yoga
A yoga class for caregivers happens every Wednesday from 11am - 12pm at Family Paths.
Call our parent support hotline: 1-800-829-3777 for more info and to sign up!

Acta Non Verba

Camp ANV is now accepting applications for Spring 2018! Please tell your friends and register at www.anvfarm.org/camps

Centro Legal de la Raza - Youth Law Academy

Youth Law Academy Accepting Applications
The YLA application is opening this week. We recruit 9th graders for our three year program (10-12th grade). If you have students interested in law/social justice/civil rights you can send them the application.

For more information see our website or email Raymundo Jacquez, YLA Program  Director, rjacquez@centrolegal.org

Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc.

AHC's 20th Annual ArtEsteem Exhibition
May 12, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
1960 Mandela Parkway, Oakland CA
Contact Christina Samuelson at artesteem@ahc-oakland.org, www.ahc-oakland.org

Therapy for Helpers - Private Practice

Liz Walker, MFTI
Grateful Heart Holistic Center

Through using an integrated approach clients are seen as individuals. Whether dealing with relationship issues, parenting, addiction, or daily stressors, clients are provided a place to be seen and heard.

Family Paths

Family Paths has current openings for outpatient therapy to children and families as well as adults who are parents/caregivers who are funded through CalWORKs or are able to pay on our sliding fee ($15-$70/session based on their ability to pay). 
For more information, support and to sign up for therapy, as well as free Parent Yoga classes and Parent Education classes and connections to 900 community resources, call our Parent Support & Resource Hotline at 510-893-5444 or 800-829-3777 | www.familypaths.org

Lights On Afterschool

Visit our website for more information: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm

Acta Non VERBA

  • Join ANV's Board of Directors and help ANV Make More Smiles In East Oakland! ANV is looking for folks passionate about our mission to join our Executive Board! We are looking specifically for folks with legal and accounting/ bookkeeping backgrounds, but we welcome ALL applicants! See the Board Member Job Description and find out more HERE: https://anvfarm.org/about/jointheboard/
  • First Saturdays at ANV Farm! 10:00am-12:00pm Parent Advisory Group & Breakfast Club: ANV wants to bring together our most important stakeholders --you-- to discuss what ANV's programs should look like. What activities should Camp ANV and ANV After School feature? Reading and School Readiness? Drumming? Art? Sports? We want our programming to be impactful to your child and to YOU! Get freebies as well as discounts on ANV Programs, Events and Gear! PLUS: BREAKFAST!
  • Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project is seeking a part-time, seasonal Farm to Table Chef Instructor beginning at our fall and winter HoliDay Camps November and December 2017. The Chef Instructor will prepare for and conduct the culinary component of our farm to table educational programs which teach basic culinary skills, food seasonality, and the joy of cooking and eating fresh fruits and vegetables grown right on and from the farm. Primary duties will include teaching basic culinary skills and the art of cooking to youth both on the farm and potentially in local schools and community centers. The Chef Instructor will be supported by adult Camp Counselors and youth Counselors In Training (CIT's) and will report to the Camp Director. See Full Job Description HERE: http://anvfarm.org/get-involved/jobs/  APPLY here: http://bit.ly/WorkCampANV
  • 12pm - 4pm Acta Non Verba holds our monthly farm Work Day! (83rd Ave and E Street 94621) Here we weed and plant and harvest and prune, learn lessons about sustainable agriculture and growing produce in East Oakland. Come get your hands dirty, feel the sun on your face and help us maintain our small farm. (And possibly take home some organically grown produce!) ** Snacks will be provided when you RSVP**We Need You! RSVP toinfo@anvfarm.org or call 510.878.7235 

Youth Uprising - Loving Our Unique Design (LOUD)

The Loving Our Unique Design (LOUD) program at Youth Uprising supports LGBTQ youth 13-21. To follow updates and get more information about groups, follow us on Facebook!

Oakland Unified School District Community Partnerships 

OUSD is connecting with all partners at the district level through the Annual Partnership Process.  OUSD hopes to increase communication and alignment with partners, and uplift the outcomes of community schools.

Who is subject to the Partnership Process? All Current Site-Based Partners of OUSD. This means all outside organizations or individuals entering OUSD schools or interacting with students to provide services during the current school year and/or summer, including After-school Subcontractors entering OUSD schools under lead agencies. For more information:


The Oakland Summer Learning Network

OSLN is a coordinated and collaborative effort to develop a citywide system of quality summer learning opportunities in Oakland, with a focus on improving access for children and youth from under-resourced families. Our vision is that the children and youth of Oakland have equitable access to high quality summer learning opportunities. Learn more at https://oaklandsummerlearning.net/

InPlay: Fill your classes: list in Oakland's new Activity Guide

InPlay is a non-profit partner with the City of Oakland, OUSD and the Oakland Summer Learning Network connecting families with out-of-school programs. Visit the site at: Oakland.InPlay.org. Parents search InPlay's free website to access hundreds of local and affordable after-school and summer programs. Email provider@inplay.org to get listed.