Useful Online Resources from 2020-21 Oakland Early Learning Symposium: Part 1: Reopening Child Care Safely, August 29, 2020

Other Grants and Funding


Oakland ReCAST Youth-to-Youth Mini-Grants (Applications due 1/19/2021): Oakland ReCAST Project is excited to release the fourth cycle of the #OYACgivesback Youth-to-Youth Mini-Grant Application: Supporting Community Resiliency and Healing for Oakland. The OYAC "give back" youth will select creative and dynamic projects for mini-grant awards of up to $5,000, developed by youth between the ages of 13 and 21, to support and increase community resiliency and healing with specific focus on law enforcement and community relations. Applications are due January 19, 2021. For more information and to apply, go to


CA Small Business and Nonprofit COVID-19 Relief Grant: California's Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) has announced a new $500 million program providing grants of up to $25k to small businesses and nonprofits. The grant application period will be December 18, 2020 - April 1, 2021. Stay tuned for more information, including about how to apply, and visit CalOSBA's site to sign up for updates

Upcoming meetings and trainings


Ecotherapy Training 9/28 

The ReCAST program will be hosting a free webinar on Ecotherapy Tuesday, September 28th from 11:00AM - 12:30PM.

Come learn about community-based Ecotherapy’s that focus on practices that not only help us to reconnect to nature for our own healing, but focuses on collective care to provide safe and brave spaces for us to engage in the political work of social justice as well.

Participants will:

  • Receive information on what Ecotherapy is
  • Participate in an online Ecotherapy experience

Please sign up by registering here:  



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: Parents search InPlay's free website to access hundreds of local and affordable after-school and summer programs. Email to get listed.