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 continue its relationship with the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center after providing a $100,000 grant award to establish LGBTQ youth programming in 2019. This LGBTQ Youth Development Program connects LGBTQ young people ages 15-21 with peer support services, care management, COVID-19/STI testing, hormone therapy, other in-house medical services, and emergency support services including nutritional and housing assistance. Services will take place year-round at the Center’s Lakeshore campus and via phone and video for the duration of the coronavirus epidemic. Serving 80 young people per year, this program creates a much-needed safety net for Oakland’s LGBTQ youth. 

The Center's new Glenn Burke Wellness Clinic was recently profiled by KTVU FOX 2 and KQED's Rightnowish podcast. Congratulations to Joe Hawkins, Tamala (Shorty) Drake-Smith, and Vincent-Ray Williams III for your work!

Click on the image below to read an East Bay Express article about the Center.

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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

  • Civicorps

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

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Civicorps Charter School