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August Nonprofit of the Month: West Coast Children's Clinic

August Nonprofit of the Month: West Coast Children's Clinic

We are excited to announce that the Oaklandish Nonprofit for the month of August is the WestCoast Children’s Clinic. The WestCoast Children’s Clinic provides psychological services to vulnerable children, youth, and their families in the East Bay. The Clinic, based in Oakland, is committed to supporting these children and their families regardless of their ability to pay, and to expanding accessibility to mental health services in our community. To do this, WestCoast trains the next generation of community psychologists. Founded in 1979, over the past 25 years, WestCoast has trained over 200 therapist interns, and provided an estimated 450,000 hours of...

June Nonprofit of the Month: Camp Reel Stories

June Nonprofit of the Month: Camp Reel Stories

Did you know that only thirteen percent of writers and seven percent of directors in the media are female? Local nonprofit Camp Reel Stories hopes to change that by offering women and girls the opportunity to tell their own stories through media and film. For this reason, Oaklandish is excited to announce that Camp Reel Stories is our June Nonprofit of the Month! Camp Reel Stories is an Oakland-based nonprofit organization that invests in representation in media. They believe that when women and girls are better represented behind the scenes, their experiences and voices will be better reflected on screen. Founded in...

September Nonprofit of the Month: Community Education Partnerships

September Nonprofit of the Month: Community Education Partnerships

Oaklandish is proud to announce our Non-Profit of the Month for the September: Community Education Partnerships! The purpose of Community Education Partnerships (CEP) is to provide educational support to homeless children in the Bay Area. The primary function of the community-based organization is to recruit and train volunteers to provide high-quality academic tutoring for homeless […]

Camp Reel Stories: NOM event recap

Camp Reel Stories: NOM event recap

We had a BLAST at the in-store event for this August’s Non-Profit of the Month: Camp Reel Stories! The staff and campers from Camp Reel Stories, a girls film/multimedia camp based in the Town, came out in full force this past Sunday, August 21st, 2016. While customers browsed the store, all participants from the non-profit […]

June Nonprofit of the Month: Upward Roots

June Nonprofit of the Month: Upward Roots

Oaklandish is proud to announce Upward Roots as our Nonprofit of the Month for June! Founded in 2010, Upward Roots was created to develop leadership and to empower under-resourced youth through youth-led, youth-driven community service. After launching their pilot program in the spring of 2011 at Esperanza Academy in East Oakland, which included 28 boys and […]

March Nonprofit of the Month: Youth Alive!

March Nonprofit of the Month: Youth Alive!

Oaklandish is proud to announce Youth ALIVE! as our Nonprofit of the Month for March! Youth ALIVE! is also a 2016 Oaklandish Innovators Award winner, receiving a financial grant in addition to year-round partnership and continued support. Based in Oakland, California, Youth ALIVE! trains teens to lead violence prevention workshops with younger students, hiring young […]

February Nonprofit of the Month: The Hidden Genius Project

February Nonprofit of the Month: The Hidden Genius Project

Oaklandish is proud to announce The Hidden Genius Project as our Nonprofit of the Month for February! The Hidden Genius Project is also a 2016 Oaklandish Innovators Award winner, receiving a financial grant in addition to year-round partnership and continued support. Based in Oakland, California, The Hidden Genius Project applies a targeted universalism approach to […]
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