In Your Community
Did you know? Oakland is home to some of the most vibrant youth organizing and leadership programs in the country! It's true, here's just some of the ways Oakland youth are creating a better world and a healthier city!
Heal the Streets traings Oakland youth to become community leaders and peace advocates through a 10-month fellowship. From Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.
Training and support for students to change their relationship to themselves, to their peers, and to their education.
Develop student leadership skills, multiracial solidarity, and improve school conditions and connect to important causes. Sites at six Oakland schools.
Young people helping to spread the message of urban peace, "Silence the Violence," and community leadership.
Educating African-American youth for personal and social change.
SAFIRE and The Young Men's Program engage youth in organizing, education, and a mind/body approach to social change, reproductive justice and stronger families.
Become a leader for democracy, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Young people improving communities and themselves through public service, community organizing, and public-awareness campaigns.
SOUL offers an intensive 8-week introduction to community organizing and social change, designed for young activists who have been involved with social justice organizing for at least one year.
Academic programs and community service all in one!
A national network of LGBTQ youth and allies taking action. From GLSEN.
Connecting, Organizing, and Educating Youth with Disabilities.