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 first convening of FY2017-2018! See the presentations and announcements below from the August 15th 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.

OUSD Community Partnerships Presentation
Partnerships Manager Martin Young presented the 2017-18 Partnership Process. If your organizations provides services at an OUSD site, please make sure to register through the OUSD Community Partnerships office. Click here for the PowerPoint presentation or contact Martin Young for more information at 510-879-2928 or martin.young@ousd.org.

Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. -- West Oakland Legacy & Leadership Project
A Welcome Celebration for Dr. Trammell-Johnson, OUSD New Superintendent
When: Thursday, August 24th from 5PM to 7PM
Where: AHC - 1996 Mandela Parkway Oakland, CA 94607 (On the corner of Mandela Parkway & 20th Street)
Aeeshah Clottey - aeeshah@ahc-oakland.org - 510-652-5537

AHC Open House
Join in Celebration of AHC's New studio Space Open for youth programs and community events and workshops on Sept. 14. 2017 from 5-7pm at AHC's NEW SPACE: 1996 Mandela Parkway Oakland, CA 94607 (On the corner of Mandela Parkway & 20th Street)
Christina Samuelson - artesteem@ahc-oakland.org - 510-652-5537

Brothers on the Rise - Brothers, UNITE!
We will be beginning our after school programming on September 5th.

Community Works West Inc -- Project WHAT
Project WHAT! Is currently hiring for new youth advocates.
Contact Person: Rosario Corado-Biggs

Covenant House California -- CHC Transitional Services
Homeless Youth Services
Our Drop-In space for homeless youth is now open at 200 Harrison Street, M - F, 9am - 1pm! Showers, Laundry, Meals, Case Management and Daily Workshops available. Please reach out to our outreach team to link a young person to drop-in services, or for support accessing shelter or housing options!
Claire Crowley, Drop In Center Manager, (510) 379 - 1010 ext 1019, CCrowley@covca.org

Destiny Arts Center - Havenscourt Artist at Schools Residency
Registration open on our website for fall classes in Hip Hop, African Dance, Martial Arts, Capoeira for ages 3-18. Sliding scale!
Hiring teaching artists in movement arts.
Teen and Junior company for youth who want to perform and dance on a pre-professional level. Auditions 9/21 and 9/26.

La Clinica de La Raza, Inc -- Youth Brigade
Recruitment for youth to join Peer health Educator group
Froy or Caty at (510) 535-6403

Oakland Public Education Fund -- Media Enterprise Alliance
Youth Video production services available-- and several free videos are offered for this October provided we can arrange a shoot Tuesday or Thursday between 4:30-6:30.
Contact jake.schoneker@gmail.com

Oakland Public Education Fund -- Oakland Promise: Brilliant Baby
Brilliant Baby CSA Enrollment
Brilliant Baby has started enrollment for College Savings Accounts through implementing partners (Brighter Beginnings and Unity Council).

Oakland Unified School District -- Exploring College and Career Options
An increasing number of OUSD high schools will be running well-supported internship programs during the school year. Please contact me if you would like to be referred to a school who could find you a great youth intern this fall!

Our Family Coalition -- Building Strong Children in LGBTQ Families
Oakland Pride 2017 with Our Family Coalition Parade: Broadway & 14th St. (gather at 10am, step-off at 10:30) Family and Children's Garden: Franklin and 21st St. (open 11am until 4pm) Celebrate family and march with us at the modest, six-block parade! Then explore and relax in the Family and Children's Garden with a theme park rides, bounce houses, art activities, games, petting zoo and pony rides, story time, and more.

Project Re-Connect Inc. -- Family Connections/Leaders Connect
Family Connections has been Project Re-Connect Inc.'s core program since 1991, serving families of Oakland as well as Alameda County. The unique 6-week model which incorporates a group of 6-12 participants along with their parent/guardian helps families to rebuild and strengthen their "family connections". Through vital topics dialogue is created around issues families are facing such as past traumas, trust, challenges in school, etc.; discussion in conjunction with interactive group and or family activities introduces the essential tools needed for a healthier future which are implemented each week. This program allows for the student and parent to receive support from their peers and also other members of their community which helps to create a "family" atmosphere within each group.

Career Connect is a 7-week career exploration and preparation program for students Grades 6th-12th. 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.

Youth Speaks - Arts in Education
Life is Living Festival
Come out Oct. 14th to Defremery Park in West Oakland for a day of local vendors, artists, and performances! Check out our website closer to the date for more info.

Youth UpRising -- Queer & Allies Initiative
Youth Uprising provides weekly programming for LGBTQ youth in Oakland. We Out Here, drop-in space for LGBTQ youth and allies 16-20: Mondays 4pm Living Out Loud (LOL): Drop-in space for LGBTQ youth and allies 13-15: Tuesdays 4pm

QTY Treehouse + Youth UpRising
Time is Now: LGBTQ Youth Conference
On Saturday, September 23rd the Time is Now: LGBTQ Youth of Color Conference will be held at Metwest High. This summit is for youth of color who identify as LGBTQ, Questioning, or an Ally. This event is absolutely free and open to Bay Area youth between the ages of 12-20 years old. Registration is now open! Workshops will be tailored to youth and one for both youth and adults. There's also going to be a resource fair and our guest speaker will be Honey Mahogany from Season 5 of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Barbara Ochoa (ochoa@hi4youth.org) and MJ Jones (mjones@youthuprising.org) 


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:

  • contact Partnerships Manager Martin Young at 510-879-2928 or martin.young@ousd.org


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.