Loved Twice collects gently-used baby clothes (size 0-12 months), sorts these precious garments into boy and girl wardrobes-in-a-box, and distributes them exclusively through social workers in hospitals, shelters, and clinics. Their simple solution supports disadvantaged babies while reusing thousands of onesies, swaddling blankets, and babywear that would otherwise end up in landfills. 100% of collected baby clothes are given directly to newborns-in-need. Baby clothes are given to new mothers as they leave the hospital so that babies have clothes, blankets, and everything else they need as quickly as possible.
Camp Reel Stories has an ambitious vision to close the gender gap in the film industry. Their programming is shaping the next generation of female filmmakers with an eye on a more equitable horizon. 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. They are a non-profit organization empowering women with the skills to create their own media, view current media critically and thoughtfully, and to aspire to leadership in their field. At the Camp Reel Stories programs girls get to work in small, collaborative groups, to write, shoot, edit and broadcast their own short films. These are the only media programs led by professionals in the media industry. At Camp Reel Stories young women know that their stories and ideas have value and that their audience is waiting.
Since 1991, as mentors, youth leaders, counselors, case managers, intervention specialists and violence interrupters, Youth ALIVE! has worked to help violently wounded people heal themselves and their community. The mission is to prevent violence and create young leaders. They believe that young people growing up and going to school in the city’s most violent neighborhoods, possess the power to change the city for the better. Youth ALIVE! Meets clients where they are, at home, in school, at the hospital bedsides of young shooting victims, on the streets of our most dangerous neighborhoods. The frontline staff is comprised of men and women who grew up in the communities they serve. Some are former victims, some former gang members. All are highly trained in the best practices of their profession. They bring not judgement, but only understanding, knowledge, and a path to greater peace for traumatized individuals and the city.
dNaga works in partnership with EastSide Cultural Center to offer GIRL Project, which serves middle school girls of color, ages 11-14, living in East Oakland. The GIRL Project is a completely free, biannual dance workshop and fall ongoing classes that seeks to empower young girls and offer them the opportunity to work alongside a variety of passionate and devoted women of color, who are acclaimed artists and activists in their fields. The GIRL Project offers dance and empowerment activities that center on allowing them to not only have fun, play and be young people but also to introduce self defense, bike safety, urban gardening and urban planning. Through these valuable classes and interactions, they hope to inspire a new generation of empowered girls, who are passionate about reinvesting in the East Oakland community. They also provide healthy food choices through free snacks and lunches. All programs are offered specifically when Oakland Unified School District is closed in order to provide food and activities for these girls while parents are at work.
Upward Roots empowers underrepresented youth in Oakland to be leaders and changemakers through youth-led, youth-driven community service delivered through during-school and after-school programs in partnership with Oakland Title 1 public schools. Upward Roots has two curricula, designed for 4th and 5th and 6th-8th grade students, who engage in a dynamic curriculum focused on leadership and community service. Participants identify issues they are passionate about in their communities and design and implement youth-led service projects to support those needs. Throughout the program, participants develop social emotional skills such as empathy, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork. Not only are students empowered as a result of this service experience, they inspire others to be changemakers, too.
Gameheads envisions a world where youth of color and low-income youth are equipped to thrive in the tech and video game industries. We use video games to engage, prepare and train youth from 11 to 25 in the Bay Area. Through a powerful medium that youth are familiar with and passionate about, Gameheads is able to separate games into individual components and teach everything from coding, design, art and animation, project management, teamwork and more. Through an interactive entertainment medium students tap into the long standing tradition of rebel culture in Oakland to produce socially responsible videogames that express culture, family and community. In addition, they receive educational counseling, one on one mentorship from game developers and direct involvement in some of the industry's most exciting gaming events.
Outdoor Afro is the national leading network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. Outdoor Afro helps people take better care of themselves, their communities, and our planet by lowering barriers of historic fears between black people and nature. Headquartered in Oakland, we have a national network of 70 carefully selected and trained volunteer leaders in 30 states.
Ever Forward - Siempre Adelante (EFSA) is a mentor-led youth development program for at-risk male students in middle school and high school. EFSA aims to address the underlying causes of high school dropouts, the growing achievement gap of inner city youth, and youth violence in a preventive manner by providing young men with tools, support, and a safe place to openly share their emotions and build character. EFSA supports young men through three mechanisms: (1)The Ever Forward Club, a youth development and mentoring program for young men in grades 6-12.(2) our Taking Off the Mask Workshop, an immersive experience that guides participants to navigate and understand the emotions and life experiences they often hide; and (3) Professional Development workshops for educators, administrators, community workers, counselors, and others who work with youth.
MISSSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth) was founded by two survivors and two allies who came together with the purpose of helping CSEC victims and centering the voices of survivors. Since its inception, MISSSEY has served nearly 1,000 young people in what the FBI has identified as one of the top hubs for human trafficking in the nation. MISSSEY envisions a world without commercial sexual exploitation of children and they exist to provide services to commercially sexually exploited victims and work for systemic change on behalf of the youth we serve.
The Oakland Public Education Fund provides a number of services that support Oakland schools. This includes managing the Oakland School Volunteers program, which ensures that volunteers are properly screened and also helps to place them with teachers or principals looking for help. They also started an A to Z Fund which gives mini-grants to schools with low operating budgets so that they can continue to offer programs like field trips, music programs, and teacher development trainings. Since 2003, they have raised more than $50 million to put the right tools in students’ hands. In addition, The Oakland Public Education Fund also acts as a fiscal sponsor to many other organizations across Oakland to further ensure that Oakland students get the resources that they need to learn, grow, and thrive.
Trees for Oakland contributes to building the urban forest all over Oakland by planting and maintaining trees in the city, with emphasis in areas with limited canopy. By doing so, they aim to educate people about trees, combat climate change, and provide a more equitable distribution of trees within Oakland.. Since inception in 2017, Trees for Oakland has already planted more than 70 trees around Oakland. Trees for Oakland works primarily in east and west Oakland, areas that historically have the smallest tree



Youth ALIVE! trains teens to lead violence prevention workshops with younger students, hiring young adults to work with youth who are hospitalized and recovering from violent injuries, urging them not to retaliate against their attackers. In the immediate aftermath of a homicide, they also provide crisis response and support for familes and friends to promote healing and to calm tensions. In addition, Youth ALIVE! advocates for sensible policies that reduce gun, gang, family, and dating violence. Through the last 20 years, Youth Alive! has trained over 900 young people in Oakland and Los Angeles to be peer educators for over 45k teens.


Hack the Hood is an award-winning non-profit that 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 6-week “bootcamps,” young people gain valuable hands-on experience, build a portfolio, and learn about opportunities in the tech industry, as well as build critical technical, leadership, entrepreneurship, and life skills with mentorship from staff and tech professionals working in the field. Their approach involves 21st century technical & professional skills training, real world hands-on learning, culturally relevant instruction and a peer community as well as career coaching and mentoring.


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland has a simple mission: to develop the community’s youth into positive contributors to society. Started in 1941, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland has been committed to providing support and guidance to youth of all backgrounds, particularly those coming from disadvantaged circumstances. Each year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland serves over 2,500 kids, ages 6-17, by giving them a safe place to learn, grow, and prosper, through ongoing relationships with caring adult role models. Although it is rewarding work, taking care of the community does not come on the cheap. It costs roughly $850 per child per year to make it all happen. And since their future goal is to reach a minimum of 5,000 kids – which would make up 10% of the Oakland Public School District’s enrollment, we decided to step in and lend a helping hand.


Level Playing Field Institute is committed to eliminating the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and fostering their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation. Level Playing Field Institute envisions a world where a true level playing field exists – a world where everyone has equitable access to opportunities, including the historically disenfranchised. They envision a world where disparities in resources, high-quality teachers, rigorous courses, and technology would not exist. Where all students, regardless of race/ethnicity, economic background, parent education level, or neighborhood would be provided with opportunities to excel academically, access rigorous courses, and be prepared to apply to, and graduate from, top colleges and universities across the United States. As a result, our communities and workplaces would benefit from well-prepared, competitive leaders representing broad perspectives and sectors of society.


Town Kitchen

The Town Kitchen, was started with one goal in mind: to create a community through local food, one where low-income Oakland's youth are able to shine. The Town Kitchen specifically engages local youth with significant barriers to employment and education, and introduces them to the world of culinary arts. Kids in the program work with talented chefs and gain experience in food delivery services that allow them to thrive in the fields of business, technology, and workforce development. The Town Kitchen is shifting the way in which people engage with food and commerce, while celebrating values of humanity, creativity, social justice, and collaboration.

The Hidden Genius Project

The Hidden Genius Project applies a targeted universalism approach to provide holistic support and technology training to under-served male youth in Oakland. The Hidden Genius Project’s intensive programs provide nearly two years of training and mentorship to high school students in software development and design, entrepreneurial thinking, and a variety of life and leadership skills sure to help the students long after their time with The Hidden Genius Project. The Hidden Genius Project also hosts short-term catalyst programs, for boys of color aged 11-17 years old. These specific programs provide youth the opportunity to spark interest and gain exposure to relevant skills and careers within the technology landscape.

Youth Alive!

Youth ALIVE! trains teens to lead violence prevention workshops with younger students, hiring young adults to work with youth who are hospitalized and recovering from violent injuries, urging them not to retaliate against their attackers. In the immediate aftermath of a homicide, they also provide crisis response and support for familes and friends to promote healing and to calm tensions. In addition, Youth ALIVE! advocates for sensible policies that reduce gun, gang, family, and dating violence. Through the last 20 years, Youth Alive! has trained over 900 young people in Oakland and Los Angeles to be peer educators for over 45k teens.


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 children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. CEP recruits and trains volunteers to provide high-quality, individualized one-on-one academic tutoring and mentoring for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade homeless students. CEP provides all of its students with grade-appropriate backpacks, school supplies, and books throughout the school year. Additionally, CEP offers opportunities for Bay Area homeless students to participate in extra-curricular enrichment activities like field trips, summer reading clubs, family reading nights, and back to school nights.


Omni Commons

Omni Commons is an accessible progressive multi-disciplinary community space located in Temescal. Occupying the old Omni nightclub, the Omni Commons is a “cooperative of cooperatives” that includes a citizen run science / DIYbio space, print studio and bindery, health and wellness center, the Food Not Bombs kitchen, a celluloid film lab, worker-owned cafe and bookstore, and of course the grand ballroom which is slated to host all manner of gatherings and celebrations.

Destiny Arts

Destiny Arts Center’s mission is to end isolation, prejudice, and violence in the lives of young people. They offer dance, theater, and martial arts classes for youth ages 3 to 18, and no youth are ever turned away for lack of funds. All of Destiny’s movement arts classes are taught by professional working artists, integrated with their time-tested violence prevention curriculum and frameworks, and offered during after-school hours when youth are most vulnerable to violent interactions.

Mamacitas Cafe

Mamacitas Cafe is an Oakland-grown enterprise that hires and trains women, ages 16-24, to run a mobile cafe. Through employment, training, and mentorship, they provide meaningful solutions to the city’s high unemployment rate while also encouraging employees toward their higher goals and aspirations.

Cat Town

Cat Town is a cat rescue organization that partners with Oakland Animal Services to help the cats least likely to be adopted from the city shelter and those who have been there the longest. The Cat Town Cafe is a fun and highly visible way to showcase their cats, get them adopted quickly and highlight their mission to save the most vulnerable shelter cats.


The International Black Women’s Film Festival explores the social, aesthetic, and political contexts of Black women in society through film, television, and other media. The festival has screened over twenty-five films and has showcased a multitude of panel discussions, championing global and local independent filmmakers, many of whom are Oakland residents. The organization’s goal is to provide these filmmakers a professional visual forum to help generate a new audience of moviegoers who demand better representation of Black women in the media.

Bay Area Midgets

The Bay Area Spartans Football program is a progressing athletic organization dedicated to providing healthy sport activities, in a safe environment, to urban youth, between the ages of 5-14. They take pride in helping each participant develop self-worth, self-discipline, teamwork, leadership qualities, and physical fitness. In addition, they highly encourage their children to strive for the highest scholastic achievement throughout the year.

Zoo Labs is a music accelerator located in West Oakland. They strive to be a thought leader in the Bay Area music scene, providing a gathering space for music fans through their Release Day concert series and other events. Their flagship program, the Zoo Labs Music Residency, provides music-making teams with time to focus on recording music, as well as bringing their creative minds to their business strategies through workshops with industry-leading experts.


Critical Resistance


Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the prison industrial complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. Instead, we believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure.



The Estria Foundation creates art in public spaces and locally and globally with artists, youth, educators, and activists in order to raise awareness and inspire action in the movement to resolve human and environmental issues.



The Khadafy Washington Foundation was founded as a tribute to Marilyn Washington Harris’s son, Khadafy Washington, who was shot and killed in West Oakland on August 4, 2000. The foundation aims to serve as a catalytic agent for the prevention and cessation of the murders of young people in our communities.


MISSSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth)

MISSSEY provides services for and works towards systemic change for commercially sexually exploited youth. In addition to direct services to sexually exploited youth, MISSSEY also provides training, technical information, and workshops for social agencies, law enforcement, and members of the community.

Planting Justice


Street Level Health Project is an Oakland-based grassroots organization dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of underserved urban immigrant communities in the Bay Area. In addition to bringing health care to the uninsured, Street Level Health Project provides temporary assistance and health care education to community members, while making great efforts to break down institutional and systemic barriers to health equity.



Planting Justice is a North Oakland grassroots organization working to solve the urban hunger crisis. In addition to creating green jobs in edible landscaping and grassroots organizing, Planting Justice increases access to healthy food and offers environmental education and green entrepreneurship in economically disadvantaged communities.



Youth ALIVE! believes that urban youth have the innate capacity to stop the violence plaguing our communities. Each day, they focus on nurturing leadership and life skills of young people affected by violence. In this work, Youth ALIVE! has found that addressing the root causes of violence saves lives.





In 2000, Marilyn Harris's son Khadafy was shot and killed while riding his bike West Oakland. The crime remains unsolved, but Harris's experience inspired her to provide support to other grieving families. In the aftermath of a homicide, people can turn to the Khadafy Foundation for help with everything from funeral expenses to grief counseling, food, and child care. Since 2003, the program has served over 800 local families. In addition, they work tirelessly to stop the cycle of violence by preventing crimes and retaliation.

Town Park


Town Park was created in 2007 by local artist and arts educator Keith “K-Dub” Williams with the help of the local skateboard community at historic De Fremery Park in West Oakland. The goal was to create a facility that would allow youth to stay in their own community instead of traveling to neighboring city skateparks. The site has become a destination park for many local youth and adults of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds, and has become a hub where everyone can come together to learn and showcase their skills. The grant will go fund program that help local youth to build, paint and skate a permanent, all-weather skate park.



Caught in the Crossfire is a hospital-based intervention program that hires young adults who have overcome violence in their own lives to work with youth who are recovering from violent injuries. These highly-trained Intervention Specialists offer long-term case management, links to community services, home visits, and follow-up assistance to violently injured youth. The purpose is to promote positive alternatives to violence and to reduce retaliation, re-injury, and arrest. This program was the first of its kind in the nation, and led to the founding of the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs.

25th St.


25th Street Collective, a sustainable business incubator, is bringing local industry back to Oakland. Their Innovators grant will fund a pilot program that brings high-tech garment manufacturing to our city. The program will focus on producing custom-made, sustainably-sourced garments, while educating local youth about sustainable business practices. The first pieces from the collection will be a t-shirt and a yoga pant. The goal of the program is to create quality inner-city work opportunities, while introducing Oaklanders to local, made-to-order clothing.



Oakland Art Murmur

The mission of the Oakland Art Murmur is to increase popular awareness of and participation in the arts of Oakland. Our outreach efforts include a monthly First Friday Gallery Walk, and Saturday Stroll, which includes free public programming such as artists talks, concerts, and tours.

Oakland Local

Oakland Local is the East Bay's non-profit independent news & community site. We combine original writing, reporting and discussion on issues with a strong commitment to training people of color and in under-served communities to bridge the digital divide through digital story-telling and using social media

Brett Cook


Reflections of Healing is a multi-faceted process of community building that includes the collaborative development of large-scale public works featuring Bay Area residents – who through practice or legacy demonstrate healing. The project culminates with temporary and permanent installation of the works across the city of Oakland



The Grand Lake Farmers Market in Oakland is widely acclaimed as the best farmers market in the East Bay. Making the most of the cozy Splash Pad Park, this market welcomes over 44 local farmers, 30 specialty food purveyors, and a handful of local artisans.

Yute Soccer


My Yute Soccer helps to improve the quality of life in Oakland by providing high quality soccer camps at no cost to families. Not only do children learn about soccer, they learn more about diversity issues within their community.

38th Notes

38th NOTES

38th Notes is an online resource center dedicated to curating Oakland’s amazing canon of urban arts and culture. Through a local lens, 38th Notes reaches an international audience by paying tribute to past innovators and by documenting today’s emerging hip-hop culture with depth and detail.

Digital Arts


ODALC is committed to empowering citizens with digital literacy, professional skills and mentoring services while nurturing community building and volunteerism.  ODALC makes education more relevant and provides participants with the tools they need to be effective 21st-century citizens and productive members of the digital economy.

Youth Radio


Youth Radio is a youth development organization offering free services to the community with the aim of preparing young people for pathways to meaningful careers. Remix Your life is an exciting new project that explores the creative spaces between traditional case management, therapy, the literary arts, and slam poetry.





The Bikery offers middle school students the opportunity to earn a customized Donk bike they have built themselves. The experience teaches the value of work, the pride of ownership, and the feeling of freedom that comes from riding a bike they made through the neighborhoods they live in.



Planting Justice creates energy and water-efficient gardens that demonstrate how to grow a complete nutritional diet in our own urban neighborhoods. They lead weekly workshops on food justice, culinary arts, and permaculture design at Mandela High School in Oakland, drawing connections between students' experiences in the garden, relationships to their cultural heritage and family traditions, and current and historical movements for social justice.



The art students of Sequoia Elementary School will create a 60-foot long mural of the timeline of the Dimond neighborhood from the native Ohlones until today. The mural will then inspire others as it becomes part of the landscape of the Dimond.



Oakland Urban Paths is a group of dedicated walkers, planners, and historians whose common mission is to maintain and celebrate the heritage of Oakland's paths and stairways. These urban paths weave together neighborhoods and are an important piece of our physical and social infrastructure.



The Oakland Underground Film Festival emphasizes local filmmakers and provides a look at films that entertain, educate, and inspire. In addition to the annual event in September in Jack London Square, the OUFF produces original works and hosts events and presentations throughout the year.



Oakland Leaf cultivates community transformation through creative education for youth and families. Oakland Leaf offers culturally relevant school and community-based programs rooted in interweaving five core components that correlate to challenges faced by the community: 1) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) 2) Literacy, 3) Art and Culture, 4) Health and Wellness, and 5) Leadership and Empowerment.



Since 1950, Fairyland has been the place, on the shores of Oakland's Lake Merritt, where children’s literature comes to life with whimsical storybook sets, gentle rides, friendly animals, and wonder-filled puppet shows. A place for kids to be kids, where over 7,500 low-income kids are admitted each year at no charge.



WOBO's mission is to improve neighborhood livability and vitality by making Oakland a better place to walk and bike. Their Oaklavía event will open car-free city streets for recreation and community building. Roadways become opportunities for strolling, cycling, roller skating, hula hooping, dancing, board games or just people-watching.



The Kung Fu school Kajunekbo Kwoon was opened in North Oakland in 2006. The Oaklandish Innovators Award grant of $5,000 will help fund the Kung Fu Grocery Summer Camp. The goal of this neighborhood-based project is to give kids ages 6-16 the opportunity to practice Kung Fu and learn practical skills to earn their own money. The program includes Kung Fu workouts and other sports activities, math practice, and cooking healthy snacks to sell at the student-run store. The grant will provide stipends for youth leaders and scholarships for students. Contact sifukate.hobbs@gmail.com for more information. 

This project, started in 2008, exists to celebrate women and girls' voices and empower more women and girls through music. The Camp includes instrument and voice lessons, self-defense classes, other aspects of music production, and Image and Identity workshops. The Bay Area Girls Rock Camp also plans to implement an instrument lending program and is committed to remaining a long-term fixture in the Oakland Arts Community. The Innovators Award grant of $2,500 will go toward defraying tuition costs for the 2009 summer session. 

Town Park was created by a group of conscientious Oakland residents who recognized the need to provide Oakland youth with a safe and legal place to skate. Spearheaded by Keith "K-Dub" Williams, their goal is to legitimize the popularity of skateboarding among urban youth by creating a skate park within Oakland, allowing the youth to stay in the community and not be criminalized for skating in public places. In addition to providing free skate access to all skill levels and age groups, Town Park will host special community events, such as the Hood Games, as well as provide skate camps, clinics, professional demos and amateur to professional competitions. The Oaklandish Innovators Award of $5,000 will help fund the "Cabeza Project" in which selected local artists will paint/decorate thirty skateboard helmets for an art exhibition. Afterward, the helmets will be worn in competition at Town Park. 

This 10-year-old grassroots organization works for social and environmental justice through bicycle, environmental, nutrition education, community gardening programs, and just resource allocation. The Oaklandish Innovators Award will help fund an Earn-A-Bike program at Edna Brewer Middle School Bike Club and a project of creating and selling "bike art" to raise money for an overnight bike/camping trip. The Innovators Award grant of $2,500 will help equip Cycles of Change to give away 40 bikes, helmets, and locks. 

This membership-based community organization has been building a powerful voice for Oakland's low-income tenants and workers since 1999. Just Cause Oakland works to develop leadership skills in Oakland residents to advocate for housing and jobs as human rights, and to mobilize for policies that produce social and economic justice. The Oaklandish Innovators Award grant of $2,500 will help fund Just Cause Oakland's bilingual community newspaper "Just Causes." The purpose of this publication is to bring new people from specific neighborhoods into the grassroots movement for social justice, and provide working-class Oaklanders with updated information about housing issues and other local resources. 

This is an interfaith youth education and jobs program whose mission is to empower and transform the lives of homeless and low-income youth. The Oaklandish Innovators Award grant of $2,500 will help fund the project "Healthy Bollards, Benches, and Turn-A-Rounds," in which homeless and low-income youth will work with Bay Area artists to create permanent outdoor art benches focused on the theme of health. This is a key historical and social issue that references the health-related outreach done by the Black Panthers in the communities where the art benches will be created. The benches will be exhibited at the Oakland Airport before being put at their permanent sites in North Oakland. 

Founded by Tyrone Stevenson Jr., this grassroots movement seeks to empower youth through the artistic re-creation of bicycles. The Scraper Bike movement gives East Oakland youth a positive outlet that is fun, educational, and promotes healthy lifestyles. The goal is to support youth entrepreneurship and cultural innovation. True to its legacy as an origin of pioneering movements, Oakland is the one and only birthplace of the Scraper Bikes. The Scraper Bike movement could have only been founded in Oakland -- where the everyday and the discarded is rendered beautiful and uplifting through the creative hustle of its citizens. 

Favianna Rodriguez, artist and entrepreneur, has been working to make art more accessible and participatory in creative ways for many years. Favianna is a printmaker and new media artist who began designing her well-known political posters in the 1990s. Her illustrations portray messages related to community efforts to defend immigrant and women's rights, empower youth, and bring recognition to the effects of war and globalization on communities of color and the poor worldwide. With the Arts-in-Action grant, Favianna will collaborate with the National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights to create "American Dream." This is an interdisciplinary media project focusing on the printed poster and online media tools to create a message around immigrant workers in Oakland. 



On The Bricks
This project is a 6 week re-entry internship program for youth returning from Alameda County Juvenile Hall or California Juvenile Justice Division. The internship's focus will be to educate and support youth (16-24) in their transition, through one on one & group counseling, mentorship, field trips, and job preparedness. Interns receive a stipend for their participation in the program.

Digital Underground Story Telling for Youth
D.U.S.T.Y. is an afterschool program for middle and high school students in Oakland. There are three sites currently: Cole Middle School, Castlemont Community of Small Schools, and Hoover Elementary School. DUSTY students work on computers to create their own Digital Stories, as well at to generate rap and hip hop "beats and rhymes." Throughout the creative process, students learn to master programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, iMovie, and Fruity Loops with the help of skilled instructors. At the end of each semester, the students' creative masterpieces, including digital stories, raps, beats, and performances are showcased in some sort of final event at The Parkway Theatre, The Metro, and other local venues. D.U.S.T.Y. is part of the West Oakland Center for Digital and Multimedia Literacy. The Center combines Internet access and multimedia activities with literacy instruction for West Oakland residents of all ages. It is a joint project developed by the Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement and the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. 

SpaceShare develops environmental networking tools that help people connect, travel together, and save resources. Their core focus is carpooling: we look for existing communities that can both support a carpooling system and in turn be strengthened by the connections created. The Innovators Awards Grant will allow SpaceShare to design and implement a carpool system for an East Bay faith community (church, synagogue, or mosque). Our hope is that this grant will fund a pilot ride sharing program that will quickly spread to communities across the country and perhaps beyond. 

WAGES: Women's Action To Receive Economic Security
The mission of WAGES is to promote the social and economic empowerment of low-income women through cooperative business ownership. Their unique strategy is to develop eco-friendly housecleaning companies that provide stable, safe and dignified work for their worker-owners while protecting the environment in which we live. With WAGES' assistance, women move out of poverty through cooperative ownership. They make use of the cooperative model to allow women to pool their skills and work together to succeed. A cooperative is a business owned and controlled by those who work in it. Members make decisions democratically by giving each person a vote and distributing income equitably to all workers. 

East Bay Asian Youth Center
Founded in 1976, the East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC) is a private non-profit community-building organization based in the San Antonio neighborhood district of the city of Oakland. EBAYC has a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multi-lingual membership of over 700 Oakland families who are involved in one of five after-school learning centers, located at Franklin Elementary School, Garfield Elementary School, Manzanita Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School, and the East Bay Asian Youth Center. EBAYC also has a membership of over 100 families who participate in R.I.S.E., an after-school learning center at Berkeley High School. EBAYC after-school learning centers provide its youth members an integrated array of learning activities, including academic instruction, college & career awareness, health education, sports, outdoor adventures, performing, visual, and media arts, and community service projects. We also provide our high school student members comprehensive internships as reading coaches, sports coaches, social action researchers, and documentary video producers.