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November Nonprofit of the Month: Level Playing Field Institute

November Nonprofit of the Month: Level Playing Field Institute

Oaklandish is excited to announce that the November Nonprofit of the Month is Level Playing Field Institute, an Oakland-based organization working to eliminate the barriers that underrepresented people of color face in the STEM field. Founded in Oakland in 2001, Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) envisions a world where the playing field is truly equitable and everyone, especially the historically disenfranchised, have access to the opportunities they seek. To do so, LPFI provides STEM education and support programs to students in middle school, high school, and college. One example of such programs is the SMASH, or Summer Math and Science Honors,...

October Nonprofit of the Month: Housing Consortium of the East Bay

October Nonprofit of the Month: Housing Consortium of the East Bay

Our Nonprofit of the Month for October, the Housing Consortium of the East Bay (HCEB), is tackling one of the most prominent local issues: affordable housing. At Oaklandish, we're very pleased to have the opportunity to recognize and support the important work this local nonprofit is doing in the community. The Housing Consortium of the East Bay seeks to improve access to affordable housing for folks with developmental disabilities and other special needs in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. To do this, HCEB provides housing outreach and support services, develops affordable housing options, partners with other nonprofit and for-profit companies to...

July Nonprofit of the Month: Youth Business USA

July Nonprofit of the Month: Youth Business USA

This month, Oaklandish is pleased to announce that Youth Business USA is our July Nonprofit of the Month. Youth Business USA is an Oakland-based nonprofit that supports low-income youth and youth of color to build their own businesses — starting from an idea, to crafting their pitch, to developing a quality product or service and the ability to establish a customer base. Youth Business USA recognizes the obstacles young people, particularly underrepresented groups, encounter in the job market, as a result of a lack of resources, support, and other structural inequalities. Over 95% of Youth Business USA’s youth entrepreneurs are low income...

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...

May Nonprofit of the Month: Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland

May Nonprofit of the Month: Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland

Oaklandish is for the children! We could not be more excited to announce that The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland will be our Nonprofit of the Month for May! The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland have a simple mission: to develop the community’s youth into positive contributors to society. Started in 1941, The […]

2017 Oaklandish Innovator Award Winners

2017 Oaklandish Innovator Award Winners

Our annual Oaklandish Innovators grants recognize local programs that exemplify the values of innovation and progress in all areas of civic life. It’s a year-round partnership that doesn’t just end with writing a check. Along with financial support, we also pitch in to help our Innovators with events, collaborative designs, and awareness campaigns. From community-based […]

July Nonprofit of the Month: The Town Kitchen

July Nonprofit of the Month: The Town Kitchen

Oaklandish is proud to announce The Town Kitchen as our Nonprofit of the Month for July! The Town Kitchen, also the recipient of one of our 2016 Innovators Awards, was started with one goal in mind: to create a community through local food, one where low-income Oakland youths are able to shine. The Town Kitchen delivers […]

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 […]

Oaklandish 2015: A Year in Review – Made in Oaklandish

Oaklandish 2015: A Year in Review – Made in Oaklandish

We’re known for the designs we put on tees, but we also partner with other local artists, businesses, & organizations on designs that promote civic pride and celebrate Oakland spirit that is often imitated, but never replicated. Here are the some of the 2015 designs that were Made in Oaklandish. We choose a select group of […]
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