Grantees in the News


Brothers on the Rise

The San Francisco 49ers and local Bay Area first responders stepped away from their respective fields and into the #49ersEDU classroom, working alongside youth from Oakland’s Brothers On The Rise to complete a STEAM activity together and #InspireChange.


Oakland's LGBTQ Community Center turns two!

OFCY is pleased to be providing a $100,000 grant award to establish LGBTQ youth programming with the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center.

The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center is receiving OFCY funding for a new LGBTQ Youth Development Program serving LGBTQ youth ages 15-21 with peer support services, holistic wellness, case management, educational workshops, career training, art, and community engagement activities. Services will take place year-round at the center's Lakeshore campus, a centralized location in an historically LGBTQ-friendly neighborhood with major bus transport access. Serving 80 young people per year, this program will create a much-needed safety net for Oakland's LGBTQ youth, with a focus on low-income youth of color.

The agency was recently profiled in the East Bay Express. Congratulations to Joe Hawkins, Jeff Meyers, and Dawn Edwards for your work!. Click on the image below to read the East Bay Express article.

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Young Oakland Superheroes Fight for Their Mural - Attitudinal Healing Connection

When the third and fourth graders of Oakland’s Hoover Elementary School started creating superheroes to creatively address the problems in their community, they had no idea they would have to become their own heroes -- and fight a battle against Caltrans. Featured on KQED


Civicorps - Academic and Professional Pathway 


Civicorps is a West Oakland-based nonprofit that helps opportunity youth earn high school diplomas, gain job skills, prepare for college, and embark on family-sustaining careers. Each year, the program serves 230 young adults ages 18-26 from Oakland and the greater East Bay. The Academic and Professional Pathway is a year-round program that delivers paid job training, holistic academics, college and career counselling and placement, and wraparound support services. The program has achieved a graduation rate of 74% and one year after graduation, 85% of alumni are employed and/or enrolled in college.


Grantee Videos

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Students speak about the impact of the Civicorps program on their lives

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Civicorps Charter School