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I Am Oaklandish: East Oakland Boxing Association

I Am Oaklandish: East Oakland Boxing Association

The East Oakland Boxing Association, located at 816 98th Ave, is a place for young people of Oakland to learn more than the proper way to throw a right jab.   In addition to boxing lessons, the non-profit offers info on health and wellness, opportunities to gain leadership experience, and they even have a gardening program. […]

I Am Oaklandish: Planting Justice

I Am Oaklandish: Planting Justice

In 2009, Gavin Raders and Haleh Zandi started a program called The Backyard Food Project. The program has since grown and blossomed in a number of ways, including its name. Now called Planting Justice, the Oakland based nonprofit offers a multitude of programs!   There’s the Planting Justice Education Program, which targets people directly impacted […]

2016 Oaklandish Innovators: Call to Nominate!

2016 Oaklandish Innovators: Call to Nominate!

Oakland is known for its extensive history of innovators – people and groups who flip the establishment on its head and reinvent the norm for future generations. Oaklandish also has a rich history of supporting Oakland’s local innovators. A portion of proceeds from Oaklandish gear goes to support local organizations working to strengthen the community. […]
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