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,...
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...
Oaklandish is proud to announce Hack the Hood as our April Nonprofit of the Month! Winner of a 2017 Oaklandish Innovator Award, Hack the Hood introduces low-income youth of color to careers in tech by hiring and training them to build websites for small businesses in their own communities. During six-week “bootcamps,” young people gain […]
This past Saturday, March 18th, 2017, we hosted our Nonprofit of the Month Youth ALIVE! at our Dimond retail store on Fruitvale Avenue. The Youth ALIVE! reps were enthusiatic and energized to tell all of the Dimond district passers-by about their efforts in the Teens on Target program – a program of Youth ALIVE! primarily […]
Unite. Educate. Empower. The Mosaic Project teaches people – from elementary school students to adults in the workplace – the skills needed to build peaceful communities that everyone deserves. Since 2000, The Mosaic Project has provided more than 37,000 students and 7,000 adults with immersive, experimental-education programs in diversity, empathy and conflict resolution. Guided by […]
Oaklandish is proud to announce 51Oakland as our November Nonprofit of the Month! 51Oakland is a non-profit committed to building opportunity for Oakland Unified students to have access to culturally vibrant Art and Music programming. 51Oakland came into existence because of their strong belief that access to Art and Music is a critical element in a young […]
We are proud to announce Oakland Trails as Oaklandish’s nonprofit of the month for October 2016! Over the past few years, Oaklandish has developed a close relationship with this local nonprofit. OaklandTrails.org began as a committee of the Dimond Improvement Association (DIA) formed by Stan Dodson in 2010. With a group of DIA volunteers, Stan led several trail […]
Oaklandish is proud to announce Camp Reel Stories as our Nonprofit of the Month for August! Girl Power! Camp Reel Stories believes that when women and girls are better represented behind the scenes in the media, they will be better reflected on the screen. Only 16% of decision-makers in the film and television industry are women. […]
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 […]
Fourteen staff members, six different sites, one vision. Oaklandish is proud to announce Lotus Bloom Child & Family Services as our Nonprofit of the Month for January! Founded in 2006, Lotus Bloom is a multicultural organization that develops and provides innovative programs for inner-city children, youth and families. Operating with an all-volunteer Board of Directors and small […]