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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,...

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 […]

Recent Tours at Oaklandish HQ!

We occasionally host tours of our main facility in Jack London. This past month, we were able to host not one but two separate tours of our warehouse. The participating groups, Juma Ventures and interns from the State Senator Loni Hancock’s office, were able to come by Oaklandish HQ and get a taste of daily […]
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