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YOUTH ART CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Working 2gether as a Community: How we can make Oakland a better place to live.
Gabriel Barosio, Ed Hale, Gregory Brinkley, Guadalupe Barocio, & Juan Castille
East Oakland Youth Development Center Mural Class
Youth from across the East Bay were invited to share their artistic perspectives on the state of the African American community. A panel of youth judges awarded the prizes. Selections of art and poetry from the contest appear throughout this Resource Directory.
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―African American Organizations Making Connections‖ took place on May 1, 2010 at Merritt College in Oakland, California. Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and youth partners organized the event with the support of Merritt College staff and various community organizations. Organized to promote the good work being done and to foster new relationships in the East Bay, the event was attended by over 300 adults and youth. The participants included local residents and members of community organizations, county agencies, government offices, and businesses. Participants shared best practices and challenges, initiated strategic partnerships and took advantage of the opportunity to network and identify points of collaboration to leverage scarce resources.
This Resource Directory was one of the outcomes of event. Enjoy!
Made possible in part with the generous support of: East Bay Community Foundation California Endowment The Clorox Company Mr. Dan Bogan Oakland Black Caucus
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100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.
Mark Alexander, Chairman
firstname.lastname@example.org 1638 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 www.100blackmenba.org This organization provides programs in health and wellness, mentoring, education, economic development, children's health, fitness and school development.
AAR Developmental Consultants
Ali Ar Rasheed, J.D., Founder/CEO
510-681-5474 email@example.com AARDC provides organizational development services to businesses, corporations (for-profit and nonprofit) and entrepreneurs. In 2010 the company is celebrating 20 years of producing bankable results.
ABC Security Service, Inc.
Ray Thrower, General Manager
510-436-0666 firstname.lastname@example.org 1840 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606 www.abcsecurityinc.com ABC Security is a registered small local business and minority female-owned firm doing business in the City of Oakland for more than 40 years with 300 employees, mostly local people of color. ABC provides private security services throughout the State of California.
D.G. Malloy, CEO
408-519-0887 email@example.com 780 Montague Expressway, San Jose, CA 95131 www.aboutscan.com Aboutscan.com provides information technology services, document imaging and content management.
African American Business Exchange
James Moore, Executive Director
510-534-1594 firstname.lastname@example.org P. O. Box 4231, Oakland, CA 94614 www.kwanzaagiftshow.com The African American Business Exchange is a networking and advocacy organization whose goals are to assist its members with gaining opportunities to do business with each other, government agencies and corporations. The Exchange also produces the annual Holiday Kwanzaa and Christmas Gift Show at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center.
African American Genealogical Society of Northern California
Lenora Gobert, Acting President
887-884-2843 email@example.com P. O. Box 27485, Oakland, CA 94603-0985 www.aagsnc.org The African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC) was founded in 1996 to preserve and promote the study of records of a genealogical and historical nature relating to African American ancestry. The society's objectives are: 1. Promote interest in genealogy, biography and related history 2. Supplement the education of Americans of African ancestry through the collection, preservation and maintenance of African-ancestored genealogical materials 3. Promote the accumulation and preservation of these materials and make them available to all 4. Promote and maintain ethical standards in genealogical research and publications.
African Aviation Professionals of America
Solomon Adio Adio, National President
510-435-8305 firstname.lastname@example.org Oakland International Airport, P.O. Box 43133, Oakland, CA 94624 This organization is a network of experts promoting aviation safety in Africa. The Network helps African-Americans in America to make connections and do business with Africans in Africa to develop and improve the aviation industry.
AfroSolo Theatre Company
Thomas Simpson, Artistic Director
415-771-2376 email@example.com 762 Fulton Street, Suite 303, San Francisco, CA 94102 www.afrosolo.org AfroSolo’s mission is to nurture, promote, and present African American and African Diasporan art and culture through solo performances and the visual arts. Through art, AfroSolo brings people of all ethnicities together to explore and share the human spirit. Each year the organization presents the AfroSolo Arts Festival. This year's seventeenth annual event is dedicated to developing, promoting and celebrating peace in the community.
Aim to Please Janitorial Services
415-826-0540 firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 24550, San Francisco, CA 94124 www.atpjanitorial.com Aim to Please Janitorial Services provides office buildings, residential buildings, medical buildings, churches, retail spaces and parking structures with the following services: general cleaning, window washing, recycling, emergency cleaning, construction clean-up, residential cleaning, parking lot cleaning, estate cleaning, dumping services, moving services, floor maintenance, day porter, restroom sanitizing, maintenance consulting, building high pressure washing and general pressure washing. The company offers low rates and direct contact with top managers.
Nedra Ginwright, Consultant
510-282-6909 email@example.com Akili Consulting provides services to non-profit youth development organizations seeking innovative strategies to work effectively with African American urban youth.
Alameda County Associated Community Action Program (ACAP)
Nanette Dillard, Executive Director
510-265-8367 Ekim@acgov.org 24100 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544 ACAP is the anti-poverty agency for Alameda County, excluding Oakland and Berkeley. ACAP provides a wide variety of services for youth and adults to mitigate poverty and its causes.
Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC)
Patricia VanHook, Legislative/External Affairs Executive
510-437-4010 firstname.lastname@example.org 1411 E. 31st Street, Oakland, CA 94602 www.acmedctr.org ACMC is a public safety net institution serving residents of the East Bay with three hospital campuses and three freestanding health centers. ACMC's mission is to maintain and improve the health of all county residents, regardless of their ability to pay. ACMC is the regional trauma center and operates one of the nation’s busiest emergency departments with over 90,000 visits annually. ACMC also provides a full continuum of care, including health promotion and prevention, primary care, chronic disease management, specialty outpatient services in over 30 medical and surgical specialties, labor and delivery, acute medical and surgical inpatient care, acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing.
Alameda County MPCAH Black Infant Health
Jason Stanford, Black Infant Health Role Of Men Coordinator
510-618-1967 Jason.email@example.com 1000 San Leandro Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94601 Black Infant Health is a component of the Alameda County Public Health Department. The program provides prenatal and postpartum in-home case management services to African American pregnant and parenting families. They provide health education, prenatal/postpartum support groups, parenting classes, fatherhood support groups, Daddy and Me activities, life skills training, community outreach and Community Train the Trainer activities.
Alameda County Public Health Dept EMS Injury Prevention
Francell Haskins, Supervisor
510-618-2027 firstname.lastname@example.org HCSA - Agency Administration & Finance 1000 San Leandro Boulevard., Suite 300, San Leandro, CA 94577 The Public Health Department’s Injury Prevention Program strives to prevent unintentional injuries through programs that target older adults and children. Senior Injury Prevention Program staff facilitate discussion groups on falls prevention, driving safety and emergency preparedness. These discussions are held at senior centers, churches and housing complexes. Staff also perform bone density screening for older adults to assess the risk of osteoporosis. The Childhood Injury Prevention Program includes: presentations at elementary schools on bike and helmet safety and child passenger safety education/events, e.g. car seat check-up events and training certified technicians.
Alameda County Public Health Department, Maternal, Paternal, Child & Adolescent Health (MPCAH)
Devra Hutchinson, Program Manager/SIDS Coordinator
510-618-1914 email@example.com 1000 San Leandro Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94577 The mission of Alameda County Public Health is to partner with the community to ensure optimal health and well being for all people. The MPCAH Faith Initiative works to improve outreach and case finding activities; increase access to health care for low income Medi-Cal eligible populations; and promote healthy lifestyles to reduce the disparities in maternal, paternal, child and adolescent health among African American, Latino, and Asian populations. The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Coordinator ensures mandated follow-up and reconciliation of Alameda County SIDS cases; and conducts SIDS Risk Reduction Awareness activities for county communities.
“Black in History” Abayomi Kalaote Age 16 Lighthouse Community Charter School East Oakland Youth Development Center
Way back in history there were people, our people, they were slaves. Taken from their homelands, Forced to work, Stripped of their identity, and given false names. Tormented harshly until their spirits were broken, And psalms to God were the only words spoken. Way back in history these people, our people, were ready to fight. They stood to unite, And demand equal rights! Carried a load on their backs, and only to be beat? No they weren’t going down, they wouldn’t take a defeat. Way, way back, in a time called history. These people, our people, did everything they could to prove they were able. Went from building, to living in, to owning a stable. They lived for a purpose and veered away from all drama; Paved the way for a man like Obama. You see, our people are the backbone of America. Their the reason why we have freedom in this Era. So the next time you take a look back in history, It wont be long before you realize….you’ve taken a look Black in history.
Allen Temple Baptist Church
Daniel Wheeler, Jr., Facilitator
510-355-7376 Alleem44@yahoo.com 5845 Racine Street, Oakland, CA 94609 Mr. Wheeler teaches individuals about the dynamics of anger and its relationship to domestic violence and relationships in ethnic communities. This also includes possible solutions and ways to control anger and deal with increased equality in the new ethnic household.
Allen Temple Baptist Church - AIDS Ministry
Gloria Crowell, Program Director
510-544-3342 firstname.lastname@example.org 8501 International Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94621 www.allentempleaidsministry.org The AIDS Ministry provides education and prevention services for youth/young adults in the East Oakland area. The Ministry provides educational forums/workshop series; with collaborative partners they provide rapid HIV testing to proactively respond to the high incidences of HIV/ STDs in this geographic area.
Alliance for West Oakland
Bruce Cox, Executive Director
510-663-0363 email@example.com 1357 5th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 Alliance for West Oakland does construction training for at-risk youth between the ages of 18 and 30.
Alternative Family Services
Kaselah Crockett, Director of ITFC/MTFC Programs
510-839-3800 firstname.lastname@example.org 111 Myrtle Street Suite 102, Oakland, CA 94607 www.afs4kids.org Alternative Family Services provides foster and adoption placement and care services.
Annalisa Adams-Qualtiere, President
408-954-8090 email@example.com 2635 North First, Suite 243, San Jose, CA 95134 www.altruisticleadership.com Altruistic Leadership provides leadership development and career management for leaders in diverse workplaces. Their motto is "We help organizations understand color!"
510-891-9100 firstname.lastname@example.org 1212 Broadway, 11th floor, Oakland, CA 94612 www.AmericaWorks.com America Works is a network of private for-profit entrepreneurial employment companies operating performance-based programs moving individuals from dependence to the gainful world of work. America Works serves individuals across a broad demographic spectrum.
American Diabetes Association
Ka'Ryn Holder-Jackson, MBA, Associate Director, San Francisco Bay Area
(510) 654-4499 Ext. 7542 email@example.com 492 Ninth Street, Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94607 www.diabetes.org Diabetes is one of the most serious health problems that the African American community faces today. Compared to the general population, African Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes. 3.7 million, or 14.7 percent of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diabetes. Diabetes is associated with an increased risk for a number of serious, sometimes lifethreatening complications. Diabetes complications include: blindness, kidney disease, amputations, heart disease and stroke, and nerve damage. Contact the American Diabetes Association to learn about community-based programs for African Americans.
Jayna Blackwell, Independent Distributor
510-485-2964 firstname.lastname@example.org 9227 Hillside Street, Oakland, CA 94603 www.ardysslife.com/livingnfavor Ardyss, co-founded by Alejandro Díaz de León, is a network marketing firm that markets a bodyreshaping garment called Body Magic.
ASA Community Science Center
Sharon Parker, Executive Director
510-655-2525 email@example.com 4252 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611 www.asacsc.org ASA Community Science Center is a small, urban, hands-on, minds-on science center and 21st Century Community Learning Center located in Oakland, California. The Center is a community of students, parents, teachers, community and business leaders who share a vested interest in preparing children grades K-12 for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. The Center runs a variety of after-school academic and enrichment science and technology programs for grades K-12, along with spring and summer science camps and institutes.
ASA Educational Services
Tovi Scruggs, Educational Consultant
510-708-5340 firstname.lastname@example.org 2601-C Blanding Avenue #338, Alameda, CA 94501 www.asaedservices.com ASA Educational Services is an educational advocacy organization with a track record for creating and providing strategic educational programs proven to enhance learning and success. The organization supports parents and youth in grades 6 – 12. ASA provides curriculum development, teacher coaching, consulting, parent education seminars, and academic workshops for students. ASA also coordinates educational conferences for schools, churches, and organizations. ―Man Up!‖ and ―Urban Flowers‖© – ASA’s unique gender-specific boys and girls empowerment conferences - are part of their series of success offerings. ASA is focused on creating the Parent Champion.™
Francine Shakir, Executive Director
510-599-3726 email@example.com P. O. Box 3402, Oakland, CA 94609 www.ascendinstitute.com ASCEND Institute for Educational Change is a unique community-based research organization for the professional development of educators and the leadership development of administrators, students and parents. It is designed to provide services to public schools, independent schools, and community-based programs, by conducting workshops, seminars, two-day trainings, coaching experiences and classroom demonstrations.
Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. (AHC)
Kokomon Clottey, Executive Director
510-652-5530 firstname.lastname@example.org 3278 West Street, Oakland, CA 94608 www.ahc-oakland.org Founded in 1989, AHC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in West Oakland. AHC’s mission is to eliminate violence by offering creative educational and alternative mental health programs that uplift the human spirit in order to help build peaceful and loving communities for all humanity. The organization envisions a world where everyone is whole, safe, educated, and valued. AHC offers visual and performing art classes for children and youth through ArtEsteem, support groups, attitudinal healing training, arts professional development, family art nights, diversity training, racial healing circle dialogues, mindful drumming meditation, and retreats for adults.
Linda Pedraza, President
510-749-7072 email@example.com P.O. Box 2632, Oakland, CA 94619 www.autismanswers.org Autism Answers is a public benefit corporation dedicated to providing solutions, information and resources to families of children on the autism spectrum. These goals are achieved through raising awareness about autism, strengthening parental rights, finding global educational and medical solutions, and increasing "diversity and inclusion" in medical, educational, and legal services for those who are socially and economically disadvantaged.
Baker Community Org
Gilda Baker, Oakland Community Organizer
510-978-6705 firstname.lastname@example.org Peralta Community, Oakland, CA 94607 Gilda Baker is an independent community organizer sharing and networking with other members of the Peralta Community to effect positive change and collaboration of ideas that work for all members of the community, especially youth.
Bates and Mays Solutions
Carla Mays, Strategist
415-533-2570 760-815-6084 (Cell) email@example.com 1810 1st Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 Bates and Mays provides team building, collaboration/partnership creation, cross sector resource development, social media, government relations, public/private partnership, branding and cause marketing, innovative capacity building, constituency building, coaching/training, program development, management analysis, research and development; strategic planning, and efficiency and effectiveness advising in social innovation.
Over 300 attendees pack the Newton-Seale Conference Room at Merritt College to hear community leaders speak about the state of the African American Community.
Merritt College President Dr. Robert Adams and members of MAAP (Maximum Achievement Project) welcome attendees to the campus.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (left) and Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (right) address the crowd.
Supervisor Carson (left) hosted the event and acted as MC for the day.
Dr. Wade Nobles (right) gave an inspiring presentation on “Culture: The Glue that Binds.”
Christina Green (left) and Narea Wilson (right) express themselves during the Youth Panel.
Breante Young answers an audience member’s question during the Youth Panel.
Bay Area Action Council
Lawrence VanHook, Lead Organizer
510-899-7601 firstname.lastname@example.org 449 15th Street, Suite 201, Oakland, CA 94612 The Bay Area Action Council (BAAC) is an umbrella organization. Regional Congregations and Neighborhood Organizations Training Center (RCNO) conceived of BAAC as a nine-county community organizing and capacity building project to respond to pressing issues facing Northern California families.
Bay Area Black Expo, LLC
Laura Wright, Co-Executive Producer
510-786-6075 email@example.com 1179 W A Street #233, Hayward, CA 94541 www.BayAreaBlackExpo.com The Bay Area Black Expo is the largest African American trade show in Northern California. The first Oakland show took place in the 1990s; the event has been organized by Dr. Diane Howell from 1996 until her untimely death in 2008. The Expo serves as a platform for African American businesses, academic institutions and various community resources that have made a positive impact in the lives of community members. The historic event has provided the opportunity for sponsors, exhibitors, health and social services agencies to sell and promote their products and to inform the public of the various services that they provide to citizens and consumers.
Bay Area Black Nurses Association
Helen Robinson, Retired Public Health Nurse
510-287-5622 firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com 5709 Market Street, Oakland, CA 94608 The mission of this organization is to increase the number of black nurses and support the growth of black nurses in the profession. The organization is trying to increase the number of nurses serving the underserved populations to create a better quality of health care for all people.
Bay Area Professional Services
Janice Talley, Owner
510-836-7204 firstname.lastname@example.org 2444 Frances Street, Unit #9, Oakland, CA 94601 Bay Area Professional Services provides secretarial services ranging from word processing to legal document preparation. They also do transcription services of tape cassettes and depositions.
Bay Area Regional African American AIDS State of Emergency Coalition and Alameda County African American State of Emergency Taskforce
510-575-8245 email@example.com 1320 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612 The African American Coalition meets monthly and focuses on advocacy and policies with the intent of slowing down transmissions, and eventually eradicating HIV/AIDS from the community. The Coalition is interested in partnering with others that share this vision, but have resources to address factors that put the African American community at risk more than others, such as access to care, unemployment, incarceration, substance abuse, housing, and challenges of poverty.
Beebe Memorial Cathedral
Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr., Senior Servant-Pastor
510-655-6114 firstname.lastname@example.org 3900 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609 www.experiencebmc.org Beebe Memorial Cathedral Mission statement: "We are devoted to Jesus the Christ as we build a community of faith through praise and worship, stewardship, education and evangelism. We are called as believers of the community of faith to serve by meeting the needs of the masses through ministry. 5,000 members actively engaged in Christian discipleship transforming the Bay Area by meeting the total needs of the family!"
Berkeley Juneteenth Association, Inc.
Kenneth Tramiel, Sr., Vice President
510-748-2243 email@example.com 2923 Jo Ann Drive, Richmond, CA 94806 Berkeley Junteenth is a community-based organization that puts together a yearly festival.
Beyond Your Horizons
Jill Arrington, CEO
510-922-8134 firstname.lastname@example.org 9841 Holly Street, Oakland, CA 94612 www.beyondyourhorizons.com Beyond Your Horizons (BYH) offers "6-Figure Mindset Mastery" business coaching, success seminars and workshops, and a networking community to the ―Success Ready‖ woman of color. In order to move to the next level in your business you must first change your mindset, release limiting beliefs that hold you and your business back, and increase your knowledge by accessing the business tools systems of others who are living the 6-figure earning dream. BYH thrives on taking you beyond your horizons to manifest your desires and live your dream of financial independence!
Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
Matthew Hawkins, Youth Pastor Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
510-798-8055 1520 8th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606 Pastor Hawkins is a Community Organizer and Youth Pastor for Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. He runs a summer program that offers life skills training in carpentry, automotive technology and culinary arts. He also leads a youth-oriented Bible study every Wednesday night. Following the Bible study, youth can stay to receive tutoring with a special focus on math and science. Pastor Hawkins also runs Friday night events to bring youth together in a safe environment.
Chester McGensy, Associate
415-393-2054 email@example.com 3 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111 www.bingham.com Chester McGensy advises corporate clients on a broad range of issues, including banking financing transactions, corporate governance and bank regulation, regulatory compliance, operations securities, and related areas of commercial law. He is on the Executive Committee of the NAACP in San Francisco.
Bingo Casino Shuttle Service, The
Dollene Jones, CEO
888-202-2277 firstname.lastname@example.org 15501-G San Pablo Ave., Richmond, CA 94806 www.mybcss.com This service transports groups to bingo halls, Indian Casinos, Racetracks and Local Airports and to wine country tours, concerts and sporting events. They also run a Kidzs Party Bus and other specialty trips.
Michael Harris, Vice President, Corporate Relations
916-997-2451 email@example.com P. O. Box 5071, Sacramento, CA 95817 www.blackagriculture.com Black Agriculture is the Foundation of Black Culture.
“Anti-Smoking” This was a group project designed and completed by students to raise awareness about the hazards of smoking Partnership with Alameda County Tobacco Control Project East Oakland Youth Development Center
Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
Phil Hutchings, Senior Organizer
510-663-2254 firstname.lastname@example.org 1212 Broadway # 812, Oakland, CA 94612 www.blackalliance.org BAJI is an all-black organization composed of African Americans, Africans, and Afro-Latinos based in the East Bay that deals with the effects of immigration and its relationship to peoples of the black diaspora here in the U.S. BAJI is primarily an educational and advocacy organization that leads discussions and dialogues around issues of race, migration and the local impact of globalization.
Black Women Organized for Political Action and The Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (BWOPA/TILE)
LaNiece Jones, Executive Director
510-763-9523 email@example.com 920 Peralta Street, Suite 2a , Oakland, CA 94607 www.bwopa.org and www.traininginstituteonline.org BWOPA, a 501(c)(4) advocacy membership organization, has seven chapters throughout the state of California that gather to organize and mobilize women for political action. TILE serves to support women, particularly African American women, in leadership development and skills training for positions of leadership within their communities, such as boards and commissions, and elected and appointed offices.
Black Women's Media Project
Colette Winlock, Project Director
510-549-5990 firstname.lastname@example.org 2288 Fulton Street, Suite 103, Berkeley, CA 94704 www.hhrec.org The Black Women's Media Project promotes healthy and positive cultural messages to reduce alcohol and substance abuse, provides stress reduction retreats to counter the many stress factors in our communities, and produces the Crossing the Invisible Line magazine. A speaker's bureau is available on topics related to stress, nutrition, cultural healing and family related alcohol problems.
Dorothy Whittenburg, Executive Chef
415-297-4782 email@example.com www.blissfulkitchen.com Blissful Kitchen is a personal chef and catering service that specializes in Mediterranean, Asian and North African flavors. Please visit the website for more information.
BMB Construction Properties
Marie Roberts De La Parra, CEO
510-715-5659 firstname.lastname@example.org 945 Marina Village Parkway, Alameda, CA 94501 www.bmbcp.com BMBCP, a socially responsible entity, was established to help educate as many people as possible, through construction, why it is important to green up home and work environments. BMBCP is in the business of elevating people, communities and cities.
Booker T. Washington Empowerment Network
Sarah Rush, Executive Director
510-278-1634 email@example.com P. O. Box 3311, San Leandro, CA 94578 www.btwen.org Booker T. Washington Empowerment Network, BTWEN, is a 501(c)(3)organization, founded and directed by the great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington. BTWEN's main program is the "Up from Freedom Project." The Project has two components, "Project 16," a series of weekly mentoring/coaching sessions that lead to the "Freedom Journey," an 8-day historical trip following in the footsteps of Booker T. Washington from slavery to freedom.
Rich Hunter, Executive Director
925-216-4033 firstname.lastname@example.org Bay Area www.hunters.bfreesystem.com Boresha International produces the world's first and only thermogenic fat-burning coffee and tea imported from Africa.
Boussole Financial Solutions
Chandra Brown, Owner
510-502-5816 email@example.com PO Box 29786, Oakland, CA 94604 www.boussolefinancialsoltutions.com Boussole Financial Solutions offers bookkeeping and consulting services as well as tax preparation. The firm also serves as conservators.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland
Cal Stanley, President
510-444-8211 CStanley@bgcoakland.org 3300 High Street 2nd Floor—P.O. Box 23203, Oakland, CA 94623 www.BGCOakland.org The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland is to develop youth into positive contributors to society. Three BGCO facilities offer safe places to learn and grow and structured year-round programs, services, and activities that are fun and purposeful in the areas of Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development; Health and Life Skills Development; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. Our results are great students who are physically fit, fundamentally sound, and exhibiting positive leisure time habits. Locations: Ossian E. Carr Branch, 8530 International Blvd.; Anna Marie Whalen Branch, 3300 High St.; Leonard J. Meltzer Branch 920 24th St.
Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)
boona cheema, Executive Director
510-649-1930 2065 Kittredge Street, Suite E , Berkeley, CA 94704 www.self-sufficiency.org/ BOSS is an organization committed to helping homeless, poor and disabled people in Alameda County achieve health and self sufficiency. Access to housing, employment, and good health are basic human rights. BOSS believes that people also have the right—and the responsibility—to stand up and demand changes to policies which restrict or deny those rights. They advocate for change and support people fighting for their rights and social justice. They can break the devastating cycle of poverty and homelessness. BOSS is a not-for-profit organization and needs support from the entire community—individuals, businesses, organizations, faith-based institutions, foundations, schools, universities, and people like you.
Carole Brown, Consultant/MSW
510-986-8600 firstname.lastname@example.org 2701 Grant Street, #2, Berkeley, CA 94703 www.calibercounseling.org Caliber Counseling is a nonprofit community-based 501(c)(3) founded in 1984 to economically stabilize single parent families and their children through the provision of a comprehensive set of employment preparation and direct job placement services. The program is based upon the premise that if parents are stabilized in reaching their goals, then a blueprint is formed upon which youth can emulate a pattern of success. The program works with the formerly-incarcerated; youth; men and women.
California Reinvestment Coalition
Kimberly Jones, Policy Advocate
415-864-3980 email@example.com 474 Valencia Street, Suite 230, San Francisco, CA 94103 www.calreinvest.org The Coalition advocates for economic justice for communities of color and low income communities.
California Resources and Training (CARAT)
Selma Taylor, Executive Director
510-267-8994 firstname.lastname@example.org 1333 Broadway, Suite 604, Oakland, CA 94612 www.caratnet.org CARAT provides training and capacity building for staff of business development organizations, non profit organizational assessments and small business technology applications in ecommerce, website design, collaboration, emarketing, customer relationship management, communication and financial management software tools for small businesses.
Californians for Justice
510-712-2270 email@example.com Oakland, CA Californians for Justice is a grassroots organization that fights for racial injustice, equality for low income communities, and educational justice.
Carla Dillard Smith, Deputy and Research Director
510-874-7850 firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 71629, Oakland, CA 94612 www.calpep.org CAL PEP provides HIV prevention care and treatment, as well as substance abuse prevention, case management, street outreach, and community-based research studies.
Dr. Lisa Gifford, CEO
408-834-3484 email@example.com 748 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541 Care Consults provides consultations about family decisions regarding care at the end of life.
Frizzell Devers, CEO
510-415-7435 firstname.lastname@example.org Bay Area www.catdaddyevents.com catdaddyevents provides local events in and for the community. This includes wine tours, champagne brunches, mixers, fundraisers, pool/spa parties as well as consulting and coaching for young event planners.
Center For Family Counseling
Pamela Mchombo-Taylor, Clinical Case Manager
510-562-3731 email@example.com 9925 International Boulevard, Suite 6, Oakland, CA 94603 www.cffc.biz The Center For Family Counseling provides family therapy and case management services to East Oakland youth.
Center of Hope Community Church
Pastor Maria Reems 510-633-5133 8411 Macarthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94605 firstname.lastname@example.org Center of Hope Community Church has a Food Feeding Program that provides hot meals, groceries, clothing and meaningful guidance to disadvantaged men and women weekly. The Church also runs a charter school, The Ernestine C. Reems Academy of Art & Technology, for over 350 students in grades K-8. Students benefit from dedicated teachers and an after-school tutoring program. The church also owns a 150-unit affordable housing complex where low-income families reside in comfortable apartments at below market rates. A 56 unit building for senior housing provides programs and services to address the needs of seniors. The facility provides an environment in which seniors feel safe.
Charles Houston Bar Association
Nedra Shawler, President
866-712-7974 email@example.com P. O. Box 1474, Oakland, CA 94604 www.charleshoustonbar.org An affiliate of the National Bar Association, CHBA represents the interests of African American lawyers, judges and law students throughout Northern California. Founded in 1955, CHBA is committed to working within the African American community to facilitate access to the justice system and to promote equal protection under the law.
Church by the Side of the Road
510-644-1263 firstname.lastname@example.org 2108 Russell Street, Berkeley, CA 94705 www.cbsor.org Church by the Side of the Road holds Sunday services at 10 am and Thursday morning Bible Study at 10 am. Every Thursday the church also holds a noon prayer. Every fifth Sunday the youth are in charge of the service.
Renée Richard, Founder/CEO/Executive Director
email@example.com P. O. Box 27297, Oakland, CA 94602 www.cinnamongirl.org Cinnamongirl, Inc. serves to empower and inspire girls of color to realize their highest personal and professional aspirations. By offering leadership, self-esteem-building activities, and cultural enrichment opportunities, Cinnamongirls grow into proud, confident, courageous women. The primary success of CGI relies on the mentoring component, which connects girls with professional women across career paths and backgrounds. The women are committed in their roles as mentors and extend themselves to ensure their girls’ needs are being met.
Citizens Concerned for Parolees
Vernell Crittendon, Jr., Executive Director
firstname.lastname@example.org Merritt College 22500 Campus Drive, Oakland, CA 94619 This organization provides an Adult Program called Citizens for Education and a College Recruitment and Support program. Other programs are the Youth Program R.E.A.L. Choices; Intervention of Criminal Addictive Thinking; and Gang Intervention.
City of Berkeley Public Health Division
Lincoln Casimere, Community Health Worker Specialist
510-981-5337 Lcasimere@cityofberkeley.info 1947 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704 www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Home.aspx The Berkeley Public Health Division is a part of the Department of Health Services. The program is made up of public health nurses, community outreach workers, health educators, health care providers, and other public health professionals. The division is committed to eliminating health inequities in Berkeley and provides direct services for individuals and families to work together to address the social, educational, economic, and environmental inequities that affect health. The Public Health Division works to ensure the health and well being of all Berkeley residents.
City of Oakland, Office of Parks & Recreation
Donte Watson, Manzanita Recreation Center Director
510-535-5625 email@example.com 2701 22nd Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606 www.oaklandnet.com The program offerings include an afterschool program, karate classes (youth & adult), health/ fitness classes (youth & adult), seasonal day camps (winter, spring and summer), adult basketball, Saturday playgroups (serving youth ages 3-6), teen programs/activities (especially Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights), community service, cooking, firefighter preparation classes (provided by Oakland Black Firefighters Association), basketball, etc.
Joseph Billingsley, Support Services Manager
510-992-7800 (Phone), 510-992-7950 (Fax) firstname.lastname@example.org 101 Myrtle Street, Oakland, CA 94607 www.cvcorps.org Civicorps promotes youth development through environmental stewardship and community service and seeks to further education reform and social change. Through service learning, the practice of linking academic learning with service that meets real community needs, Civicorps engages young people from all walks of life in their education and development while addressing environmental and social issues. Through a combination of on-the-job training in environmental improvement projects and formal classroom instruction, corps members develop their potential in five interconnected areas: academics, citizenship, communication, employability and life skills.
Coalition of Black Professional Organizations
Verna Brooks, Founding Member, Executive Team
707-580-3780 email@example.com 2525 Woolner Avenue, Fairfield, CA 94533 www.coalitionblackprofessionalorgs.ning.com The Coalition of Black Professional Organizations is a collaboration of Black Professional Associations working together to leverage its membership and resources to increase visibility.
510-817-4022 firstname.lastname@example.org Oakland, CA 94610 www.tracybaxter.net Tracy offers writing, editing, and communications services to nonprofits and other cause-related organizations that want to get the word out about their work and gain new support. From print to the web, from conception to completion, she expertly handles all communications projects.
Community Housing Development Corporation
Eleanor Piez, Resource Development Director
510-412-9290 ext. 23 email@example.com 1535-A Third St., Richmond, CA 94801 www.chdcnr.com CHDC was founded in 1990 by residents of North Richmond who were seeking to improve housing opportunities, eliminate blight, and create better economic conditions. Today CHDC has built or rehabilitated over 200 homes for low-moderate income first time buyers. CHDC sponsors almost 700 affordable rental units and provides homeownership counseling and financial fitness education to 1,000 households per year. The organization also assists 2500 low-income taxpayers to obtain their full, correct tax refunds each year and is recognized statewide for its asset building and foreclosure mitigation work.
Angela Spell, Principal Consultant
510-834-8964 firstname.lastname@example.org 1530 Myrtle Street, Oakland, CA 94607 www.consultingstrategist.com ConsultingStrategist.com is a management consulting firm serving government, business and community executive leadership in three lines of business: 1) Strategic Consulting 2) Strategic Project Management 3) Peace & Nonviolence Communication Training, Design and Support. A bridge builder between constituents, Founder and Principal Consultant Angela Spell measures success in terms of a positive impact on a Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet and Profit. Her portfolio includes projects with the US Surgeon General, Congresswoman Diane Watson, Charles Schwab & Co., Macromedia, SFSU, Kaiser Permanente, MHN HealthNet and Oakland Coalition of Congregations.
Core Community Services
Rayna Lett-Bell, Founder
510-303-8737 email@example.com P.O. Box 20998, Oakland, CA 94620 Core Community Services provide support to local nonprofits in the areas of youth and community programming, workforce development, capacity building and fund development.
“African Love” Sharon Jenkins This piece was created at a workshop at EOYDC conducted by a Zimbabwean guest sculptor You must bring out ―the spirit of the stone‖ East Oakland Youth Development Center
CorrieCo Marketing and Communications
Corrie J. Sampson, CEO
Corrie@TextWithResults.com Antioch, CA www.TextWithResults.com CorrieCo provides text message advertising to increase a company's profits and decrease its expenses. This is brand new media and a paradigm shift from traditional blind marketing to more effective and efficient permissive opt-in advertising, as well as the ability to consistently stay in touch with your current customers.
Cypress Mandela Training Center, Inc.
Art Shanks, Executive Director
510-208-7350 2229 Poplar Street, Oakland, CA 94607 www.cypressmandela.org The Cypress Mandela Training Center is a community resource committed to enhancing the viability of the construction trades industry through first-rate life skills and technical training in directed pre-apprentice programs. Participants experience positive life changes as they gain multitrade expertise and learn environmental assessment and administrative operations. By creating bridges and career connections for youth, the Center empowers a diverse socio-economic community at large.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Berkeley Bay Area Alumnae Chapter
Gwendolyn Mosley, President
510-526-8915 firstname.lastname@example.org P. O. Box 3868, Berkeley, CA 94703 www.berkeleybayarea-dst.org For over 75 years, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has provided consistent community service to marginalized communities. The chapter continues to provide programs and services for adults and children in the areas of education, health promotion, adult and child literacy, mentorship for at-risk youth, and advocacy on major social, economic and political issues. Activities include the Delta GEMS, a mentorship and college preparatory/advocacy program for inner-city girls; the Children’s Book Club, a literacy promotion program that provides education, resources, and modeling on how to increase reading competency for at-risk children in grades 3-5 in the West Oakland area.
Disposition Management Solutions (DMS)
510-290-9337 email@example.com 4101 Dublin Boulevard, Suite F-231, Dublin, CA 94568 www.dispositionms.com DMS is a full-service property management company dedicated to helping their customers manage foreclosed rentals in compliance with the ―Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act‖ and dispose of REO assets quickly, efficiently and for the best price. They offer a robust property management solution to financial institutions, investors and servicers. This turn-key solution leverages their network of top-tiered property managers, reporting software and internal asset managers to deploy a scalable, national program. Their staff offers more than 70 years combined experience in REO, Property Management, Property Valuation, Sales, Mortgage Consulting and Construction Project Management.
Diversity Is Victory Among Sisters with Soldiers of Life (DIVAS with SOL)
Tara Jones, Founder/CEO
510-632-3482 firstname.lastname@example.org 10901 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 204, Oakland, CA 94605 www.divaswithsol.org DIVAS with SOL is a non-profit for 5th-7th graders. The mission is to empower females and males separately and bring them together to create positive energy within each other and the community.
Divine Connection Services, Inc.
Annette Haugabook, CEO
510-467-3648 email@example.com 4805 Fairfax Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601 Divine Connection Services works with other businesses and non-profits to provide social services and support services.
Downs Memorial United Methodist Church
Lorraine Macneal, Pastor
510-654-5858 firstname.lastname@example.org 6026 Idaho Street, Oakland, CA 94608 The Church has a Sunday school for adults and youth starting at 9am. Worship services take place every Sunday at 10am. The church also has a feeding ministry—hot meals every Wednesday and grocery bag give-aways once a month. Other programs include youth activities, Girl Scouts (Sr. and Jr.), Adult Bible Study, Adult Activity Brain Academy Class, drama ministry, choir and prayer meetings.
Early Childhood Educator
510-430-2611 email@example.com 9623 Elmview Drive, Oakland, CA
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Beverly Johnson Contract Equity Administrator
510-287-0114 firstname.lastname@example.org P. O. Box 24055, Oakland, CA 94623-1055 www.ebmud.com EBMUD is the public water and wastewater utility for the East Bay.
East Bay National Society Black Engineers Jr.
Frances Wilson, Executive Director
925-565-0926 email@example.com Pittsburg High School, PO Box 8841, Pittsburg, CA 94565 www.EastBayNSBEJr.org The East Bay NSBE Jr. K-12 Programs are a series of fall and spring sessions lasting 10 weeks each semester, 5½ hour Saturday programs. Each student assumes a role as a mechanical, software, electrical, industrial engineer, or computer scientist. Upon completion of the design project and PowerPoint documentation, teams exhibit and/or compete with their designs at a Northern California First Lego League Regional Competition, NSBE Fall Regional Conference (FRC), and/or NSBE National Convention. Parent participation is mandatory. East Bay NSBE Jr. has achieved 100% high school graduation and college going rates amongst students who successfully complete the program.
East County Association of Realtist
Tique Lee Caul, President
925-315-8713 firstname.lastname@example.org 4041 Lone Tree Way, Suite. 101, Antioch, CA 94531 As a minority real estate trade association, the East County Association of Realtist’s mission is to enhance the economic access, influence and empowerment of its members. The Association provides an environment where the meaningful exchange of ideas and creativity flourishes to elevate underserved communities. The Association welcomes, embraces, includes and empowers all real estate professionals in the community and seeks unity and camaraderie among all. If you are in alignment with this vision, we encourage you to join us!
East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC)
Regina Jackson, Executive Director
510-569-8088 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 8200 International Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94621 www.eoydc.org Founded in 1973, EOYDC is a community-based 501(c)(3) agency dedicated to developing children and youth into healthy, self-supporting and aware citizens. The Center's free comprehensive programs are coordinated to meet the clients' emotional, physical, intellectual, and economic needs. The Center is open Monday through Friday, and is located in the Elmhurst District of East Oakland. Programs include: adult/youth computer training classes, GED preparation, job training and placement, Pathway to College program, homework center (K-12th grades), after-school arts (music, dance, drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, cooking), physical development and volunteer programs.
Education Development Opportunities, Inc.
Osagie Enabulele, President/CEO
510-393-6262 email@example.com P. O. Box 72294, Oakland, CA 94612 www.edodevelopment.org This organization creates opportunities through education, mentorship and community development.
Education is the Best Medicine
George Pearson, Physician Assistant
510-207-4614 or 510-750-9889 firstname.lastname@example.org www.educationisthebestmedicine.org Education is the Best Medicine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit promoting health, education and media access.
Edwin Lombard Management, LLC
Edwin Lombard, President/CEO
916-231-9851 email@example.com 455 Capitol Mall, Suite 317, Sacramento, CA 95814 www.lombardmgmt.com Edwin Lombard Management, LLC is a consulting firm that advocates for minority small businesses, CBOs, and faith-based organizations throughout the state of California in order to give people of color a seat at the political table. The company's purpose is to help people of color engage in the political process.
Ebony Mister, Event Specialist/Owner
510-451-4681 firstname.lastname@example.org 125 2nd Street #710, Oakland, CA 94607 www.eegokynd.com eegotistiq kynd provides event planning, production services, and a program called PlayDate Bay Area.
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Shemika Skipworth, Director of Finance and Administration
510-428-3939 email@example.com 344 40th Street, Oakland, CA 94609 www.ellabakercenter.org The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is a strategy and action center working for justice, opportunity and peace in urban America. Based in Oakland, the Center promotes positive alternatives to violence and incarceration through four cutting-edge campaigns: Green Collar Jobs, Books Not Bars, Heal the Streets and Soul of the City.
Elmhurst Neighborhood Council
510-635-9061 firstname.lastname@example.org 9715 Olive Street, Oakland, CA 94603 Residents of the neighborhood from 82nd to 98th and Bancroft to International in the Elmhurst district form the Elmhurst Neighborhood Council. The Council seeks to transform the neighborhood into a safe, clean place to live, play and work. Programs include a community garden. Activities include blight "busting" and graffiti abatement.
EME, Inc. ('Expresscious' Moments Enterprises)
Valerie Cooper, President
510-830-8665 email@example.com P. O. Box 30072, Oakland, CA 94604 EME's mission is to present, inspire, unveil and create profound "abundantly self-expressive" moments for individuals to find their destiny. Self expression is presented in the arts.
Envirocom Communications Strategies, LLC
Surlene Grant, Managing Member
510-352-7826 firstname.lastname@example.org www.envirocommunications.com Envirocom provides community relations, public relations and public affairs for construction, development, community development, housing and transportation projects.
Melba R. Davis-Russaw, Ed.D., Owner
510-847-6561 email@example.com 3933 Altamont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94605 Equip "U" is a tutoring and consulting agency.
Anti-Smoking Billboard Designed and painted by East Oakland Youth Development Center and Alameda County Smoking Cessation Project
510-453-6338 firstname.lastname@example.org Fremont, CA This company is a third party administrator providing workers' compensation insurance for businesses.
Files At A Glance
Zandile Christian, Owner
510-388-3715 email@example.com 3405 Dimond Avenue, Suite 5 (by appointment only), Oakland, CA 94602 Files At A Glance is a files organizer service that turns filing dreams into a reality by organizing file systems to make identifying and finding information quick and easy. Files At A Glance provides records management, document control, data entry, administrative assistance services; quality service, satisfaction results, free consultation.
First 5 Alameda County
Carla Keener, Program Services Administrator
510-875-2460 Carla.Keener@first5ecc.org 1100 San Leandro Boulevard, Suite 120, San Leandro, CA 94577 www.first5ecc.org First 5 Alameda County is funded by revenue from Proposition 10 Tobacco Tax, which was passed by California voters in 1998. First 5 focuses on children and families from prenatal to age five years. First 5 works to ensure that every child reaches his or her developmental potential. The programs improve early childhood development through family support, parent education, child care and health services and promotes systematic change.
From Heart to Hand
Naa Dodua, Founder/Director
510-593-3557 naadodua@Fromheart2hand.org 4100 Redwood Road #234, Oakland, CA 94619 www.Fromheart2hand.org From Heart to Hand is a non-profit organization that specializes in education, international relations, life skills training and Rites of Passage programs.
Future Achievement International
Reggie Mastin, Senior Business Advisor
510-812-6845 firstname.lastname@example.org 1570 76th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621 www.futureachievement.com Future Achievement International provides character and behavior-based human capital solutions, including assessment technology, train-the-trainer and executive/leadership coaching.
GAO Associates, Inc.
Festus Ogbeide, President
510-436-6060 email@example.com 3035 Chapman Street #1, Oakland, CA 94601 GAO Associates is a green building consultant that provides real estate appraisals and rental property management.
Barbara Fuller, Board and Communications Chair
51-290-6955 firstname.lastname@example.org 1707 Gouldin Rd., Oakland, CA 94611 www.genesisca.org GENESIS is a regional, interfaith organization based in Oakland and an affiliate of the Gamaliel Foundation. The organization's current issue is transit equity and to that extent, they have engaged successfully in the public arena with BART, specifically related to the proposed expenditure of funds for an Airport Connector. They recently received an award from San Francisco's Public Advocates for their transit equity work.
Gente Bella Salon Spa
Chus Ebako, Owner/Founder
510-444-1524 email@example.com 387 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610 www.gentebellasalonspa.com Gente Bella is a full service European-style spa salon that provides high quality individual services to men and women of all ethnicities. The staff believes that guests deserve to feel healthy, beautiful, elegant, unique, comfortable and relaxed. The hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-7 pm and Saturday, 9 am -5 pm.
Get Screened Oakland
Adriann McCall, Program Manager
510-238-7070 firstname.lastname@example.org 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 www.getscreenedoakland.org Get Screened Oakland is an HIV/AIDS education and awareness program that is facilitated by Mayor Ronald V. Dellums.
Girls Far Above Rubies (GFAR)
Brenda Gardner-White, Founder
510-381-2061 email@example.com 8411 Macarthur Boulevard; Mailing: PO Box 5371, Oakland, 94605, Oakland, CA 94605 www.girlsfaraboverubies.vpweb.com GFAR is a grass-roots village of concerned mothers/caregivers who combine their talents, gifts and resources to empower girls in the community. Their mission is to empower girls age 7 to 12 years old in healthy life-options, education excellence and self-awareness by sharing time, knowledge, resources and exposure to the arts.
GirlTalk (Inspiring You Ministries, Inc.)
Lakita Long, Director/Founder
925-848-9496 firstname.lastname@example.org P. O. Box 3902, Antioch, CA 94531 www.Girltalkprogram.info Girltalk is a program of Inspiring You Ministries, Inc., which is a non-profit public charity. Girltalk provides conferences, workshops, and educational events for girls ages 8 to 21 years old, and the women who support them. The program has positioned itself to strategically help girls positively speak their truth and change their life. Since the inception of the Girltalk Conferences (September 2008), the program has positively impacted more than 1500 girls and their parents; all without any funding. Future proposed Girltalk programs will assist girls with: 1) Life Skills 2) Leadership Development 3) Speaking Well From the Inside Out 4) Educational Prep and 5) GirlTalk Money Talk.
Grant Writers Guild, The
Kathleen Greely, President/CEO
510-459-9493 email@example.com Oakland, CA 94606 The GWG seeks to serve through community outreach to non profit organizations, institutions and business organizations that do not have their own development staff or need additional help to supplement their existing development staff. Our goals are to provide a framework for community and capacity building services through the use of grant writing teams and fellowships grounded in cultural competency. The Guild’s current focus is Cultural Arts, Health and Affordable Housing.
Growth Strategies Unlimited
Janet Miller Evans, Principal/President
925-934-0919 firstname.lastname@example.org 71 Chancellor Court, Suite C, Alamo, CA 94507 www.growthstrategiesunlimited.com Growth Strategies Unlimited provides business planning, sales, client relationships management, and grant/proposal training.
Curtis Jermany, Photographer
510-472-0177 email@example.com P. O. Box 5211, Oakland, CA 94605 www.gzphotoz.com GZ PhotoZ provides photography services including events, editorials, portraiture, fashion, fine art and street photography. Three photos were recently sold to the city of Oakland.
Hand to Hand Marketing Black Expo
Dr. Annette Shelton, Special Projects Manager
415-244-3529 firstname.lastname@example.org 103A Broad Street, San Francisco, CA 94112 Hand to Hand Marketing Black Expo provides marketing and advertising services.
Hayward Police Department
Jacqueline Bautista, Family Counselor
510-293-7048 email@example.com 300 W. Winton Ave., Hayward , CA 94544 Ms. Bautista is an on site school counselor for a Hayward middle and high school. When she is not in the schools, she works as a crisis counselor and assists officers with families who have been victimized by crimes. In the summer, she works with youth in the Junior Giants program, which offers underserved youth an opportunity to play baseball.
“Remember” Tyrese Johnson Age 17 Senior at Oakland Technical High School Attitudinal Healing Connection (ArtEsteem Program) Healthy Oakland
Pastor Raymond Lankford, Executive Director
510-444-9655 2572 - 2580 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 www.healthycommunities.us/ Healthy Oakland's mission is to decrease violence and health disparities in people of color. The organization accomplishes this by collaborating with other community conscious organizations, churches, businesses, and individuals.
Hockenhull Law Firm
Tamiza Hockenhull, Owner, Managing Attorney
800-792-0097 firstname.lastname@example.org 1271 Washington Avenue, #597, San Leandro, CA 94577 www.tamizahockenhull.com The Hockenhull Law Group provides a full range of services to its clients. Their attorneys have separate specialties, which combined enable the firm's General Practices to be varied and substantial. Their legal services include Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Foundation Formations, Corporate Formations, LLCs, Non-Profit Designations, Charitable Remainders, Living Trusts, Wills, Contracts, Business Law, Family Law and Real Estate Law. The firm offers a free consultation.
Howard University Alumni Club of the San Francisco Bay Area
Camille Harvey, President
email@example.com P. O. Box 27455, Oakland, CA 94602 www.huacsfba.org The Howard University Alumni Club of the San Francisco Bay Area is a non-profit organization designed for Howard Alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area to keep in contact with one another, giving alumni an opportunity to keep abreast on events dealing with the University. The organization also provides the Bay Area with a resource about Howard University and how to get students from the Bay Area to Howard.
Imani Community Church
George C.L. Cummings, Ph.D., Pastor
510-531-5411 firstname.lastname@example.org 3300 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602 www.imanicc.org Imani Community Church holds Sunday morning services at 10:30 am and Bible Study on Sundays at 9 am and Wednesdays at 7 am. The Temple Builders Gym is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:15-7:30 pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 9-11 am with a donation of $15/ month for water and towels. The gym includes 24 Hour Nautilus equipment, Curves, and 2 instructors. The Church also runs a youth ministry.
Improving Pregnancy Outcomes Program (IPOP)
Kay Adams, Director
510-618-2080 1000 San Leandro Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94577 IPOP provides support services for low income pregnant and parenting African American women, their children and partners. IPOP promotes healthy women, pregnancies, babies and families.
Steve Peterson, Broker/Owner
510-879-7542 email@example.com 220 4th Street, Suite #102, Oakland, CA 94607 www.infinityinvestments.net Infinity Investments provides commercial and investment real estate services.
Inspire Learning Center
Mary Ann Norman, Director
510-633-9001 firstname.lastname@example.org 4400 Keller Avenue, Suite 240, Oakland, CA 94605 Inspire Learning Center is a tutoring service offered for students in grades K-6 in Oakland and surrounding areas. The Center focuses on reading, writing, mathematics, and homework help. Staff assess the students and then create a learning program designed to meet the needs of each student. According to parents and teachers, students are achieving higher grades in the classroom and are more eager to learn. The environment is pleasant, comfortable, and conducive to learning. Getting a snack, juice, and a free prize before they leave is also a plus!
Interagency Children's Policy Council
Zandra Washington, Program Specialist
510-618-3458 Zandra.email@example.com 1000 San Leandro Boulevard, 3rd Floor, San Leandro, CA 94577 www.acgov.org/icpc The Interagency Children's Policy Council (ICPC) is a County sponsored collaborative of agencies serving Alameda County's low income and vulnerable children and families. Since 1994, ICPC has used cross-agency collaboration as a strategy for improving outcomes for children and families while promoting institutional change at the county level. ICPC is responsible for linking the planning and development of the AB 1741 Youth Pilot Project, Family Preservation and Support, and county-wide school-linked services.
Inter-City Services, Inc.
Montell Currin, Jr., Business Services Manager & Veteran Representative
510-655-3552 firstname.lastname@example.org 3269 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703 www.icsworks.com Since 1984, the non-profit Inter-City Services (ICS) agency has helped clients overcome multiple barriers to employment and acquire the skills necessary to find jobs in high-growth, opportunityrich economic sectors. The program opens pathways to high-salary employment that replaces dependency with self-sufficiency. Their specific objectives include providing clients with: educational opportunities and certifications; marketable skills through computer software and hardware training; job-search and placement assistance; job counseling and retention services; information and referral services; and justified self-confidence.
Inward Journeys Consulting
Dr. NNeka Harrison & Dr. Chris Harrison, , Founders
510-645-1540 email@example.com 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600, Oakland, CA 94612 www.inwardjourneysconsulting.com Inward Journeys Consulting provides educational consultation, products and services to teachers, parents, school leaders, and other community stakeholders. Since 2001, Inward Journeys Consulting has partnered with public and private entities and individual families concerned about improving the quality of K-12 education.
Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council
Otheree Christian, President
510-860-3389 firstname.lastname@example.org 598 6th Street, Richmond, CA 94801 Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council is an organization that brings residents together to improve the community and to fight issues that are facing the community.
J & C Consulting Services Inc.
Jaime F. Jones, CEO/President
510-632-1847 (Office:) 510-851-3538 (Cell) email@example.com 2245 82nd Avenue, Oakland, CA 94605 1151 Mission St. SF, CA 94103 www.jandcconsulting.com J&C provides Alameda County and its SLEB (Small Local Emerging Business) program a General Scope of Professional Services in consulting, architecture/planning in creative and conceptual, designing and planning for the County and its SLEB’s projects. This includes optional or preferred schemes, with an emphasis and specialization in hand drawings/sketches and 3D renderings and animatic tours. Visual and concept consulting support in architecture, interiors, urban design, and planning.
Graig Brooks, Entrepreneur
510-432-1429 firstname.lastname@example.org 2937 Cloudview Lane, Hayward, CA 94541 www.jaguarproductions.org Jaguar Productions is an independent media company that focuses on faith-based and non-profit organizations. It is comprised of fashion and event photography, Unity online community newspaper, basic web design, freelance journalism and promotions. Their motto is "Improving and Uplifting the Community."
Marc Philpart, Director of Business Development
206-890-4008 email@example.com 1458 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94612 www.jippidy.com Jippidy is a video business directory that provides video production and social media management for small and medium sized businesses and organizations.
Jireh Housing & Training Center
Veronica Lowery, Executive Director/Owner
510-776-7735 firstname.lastname@example.org 10330 Royal Ann , Oakland, CA 94605 Jireh Housing & Training Center provides housing and community care.
JL Financial Solutions, LLC
Joseph Larkin, Past President ARPB (Associated Real Property Brokers, Inc.)
510-384-8657 email@example.com 1714 Franklin Street, #100-228, Oakland, CA 94612 www.larkinjoseph.com JL Financial Solutions, LLC is a multi-faceted company operating in the areas of full service real estate consulting; educational and financial literacy service products. They have over 20 years experience working with the faith-based community; professional trade associations; banks; title companies; government; elected officials; community-based organizations; and television and internet talk shows.
John Muir Elementary School Girl's Club
Jacquelyn McWhorter, Peace Officer/Instructional Aide
510-508-8436 firstname.lastname@example.org 45 Anair Way, Oakland, CA 94605 The Club offers girls transitional and self empowerment skills.
Joyce Gordon Fine Art Gallery
Joyce Gordon, Owner/Director
510-465-8928 email@example.com 406 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 www.joycegordongallery.com The Gallery exhibits Bay Area and international artworks, paintings, sculptures, and photography. All artworks are for sale and some are available for rental. The gallery space is also available for private events. Hours are 9 am - 6 pm Wednesday to Friday and 1 pm - 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Keep it Moving Innovations (KIMI Consulting)
Kimberlli Walker, Consultant
510-710-4056 Kimiconstulting@gmail.com 3 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607 www.kimiconsulting.com KIMI Consulting supports community-based organizations and businesses in the launch of program initiatives.
KLN Publishing, LLC
Kevin L. Nichols, President & CEO
775-255-4573 firstname.lastname@example.org www.klnpublishing.com KLN Publishing, LLC is a small independent publishing company located in Northern California that specializes in writing and publishing various forms of media since its conception in 2004. KLN Publishing specializes in providing expertise in the following areas: public relations, media relations, social networking, marketing, communications, and event planning. KLN Publishing publishes material on food, wine, travel, entertainment, politics, community activism, business, career guidance, and self-help topics in various mediums such as magazines, newspapers, radio, and television.
Lake Chabot Junior Golf Academy
David Killingsworth, President
510-541-2535 email@example.com 11450 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605 www.lakechabotjuniorgolfacademy.org The Golf Academy teaches youth to be better citizens through golf. They have 4 session per year, each 11 weeks long. The sessions are free for youth aged 8 to 18. They provide course access, range balls, teaching and life skills.
Laney Black Student Union
Jabari Shaw, President
firstname.lastname@example.org 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94607 The Student Union advocates for students at Laney College. The union runs a book share and peer counseling program.
“Citizens of Oakland” Abayomi Kalaote Age 16 East Oakland Youth Development Center
Straight up and down man I never had a father. Growing up is hard gotta be the oldest daughter. Missing out on a father figure led me to use my womanly figure, That’s how I got my boo. He was lookin good and he thought I was too; So we went to his house and we did what we do! But then I think, and now I stop. How could my life just KABOOM and KURPLOP. My momma’s gonna hate me, Cause im 16 with a baby, And now ―ol’dude‖ is acting shady!! Its so unreal. All the single mothers, y’all know the deal. But if you think about it…Just think about it. Can’t really blame the father when his life is ―out of order‖ Drug dealing on the corner made a dollar; from a quarter. It was all good til he heard BANG BANG! And its sad to say he never made it out the game. Well were im from it happens way too often. A mother crying tears, her son laying in a coffin. Cant deal with the pain of loosing her first child. Every few minutes gotta hit a Black & Mild. Da homies rock his tee, and reminisce when they smokin…. These are the tales of the citizens of Oakland.
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Bette Muhammad, H&S Specialist
510-486-7602 email@example.com 959 43rd Street, Oakland, CA 94608 Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory is a Research and Development community run by the Department of Energy. The Lab runs programs for interested high school students to take advantage of math, science and computers.
Saleem Shakir, Executive Director
510-267-9770 firstname.lastname@example.org 1714 Franklin Street, Suite 325, Oakland, CA 94612 www.leadershipexcellence.org/go/home The mission of Leadership Excellence is to educate African American youth on how to bring about social change. They outreach to probation, foster care, street corners and other areas where youth are likely to be disengaged from school and society. They provide a safe, supportive community where young people can address the pain of racism, sexism, violence, poverty, and oppression. Through personal healing work, skill development, and political education, the youth become confident participants in a systemic change that begins with ―self.‖ Building on the defeat of self-hatred, coupled with access to new support systems, they progress in their personal development and healing .
Legacies of Excellence
Robert Coleman, Founder
510-908-4681 email@example.com 201 East 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94606 Legacies of Excellence is a grade 6 to 8 charter school. The school's mission is to help high-need students experience scholastic, social, and personal success, and provide them with the academic foundation needed to excel in high school and college. The school’s graduates will enter 9th grade with the knowledge, skills, work habits, and attitudes needed to thrive in a challenging college-prep program.
LEGACY Project, The
Andrea Morrison, Principal
925 623-6062 firstname.lastname@example.org East Bay, CA The LEGACY Project provides Life Insurance to underserved communities to begin to build generational wealth to protect the community from unfortunate and or unforeseen circumstances. The project leads workshops and seminars on the importance of creating a will, estate, power of attorney and life insurance.
Character Mural Artists: Genesis Preciado 18, Josue Preciado 16, Alma Arce 18, Jose Mendoza 18 East Oakland Youth Development Center
Levy Promotional Products, Inc.
Shorron Levy, CEO
510-832-5400 email@example.com 510 3rd Street, Oakland, CA 94607 www.levypromo.com This promotional products company provides custom imprinted items for any occasion. The company is a certified Alameda County Small Local Emerging Business (SLEB) vendor & State Certified Small Business.
LifeLong Medical Care
510-981-4190 2344 6th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 www.lifelongmedical.org LifeLong Medical Care provides Medi-Cal and psychosocial services for all ages.
Bill "Cinnabar" Jones, President
510-459-1509 firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 21198, Oakland, CA 94620 www.LifeSaverPC.com LifeSaverPC provides managed I.T. services, design-implement-support, servers, workstations and routers for small to medium sized businesses.
Lovitt & Associates
DaBora Lovitt, CEO
510-264-0949 email@example.com 24505 Diamond Ridge Drive, Hayward, CA 94544 www.BlackXchange.net/lovittassociates Lovitt & Associates provides economic development and business planning for small, large and non profit businesses. The company creates longevity and creative innovative opportunities for the wealth of the community and the business.
Marketing, Management & Health Care Consulting, LLC
Chiquita Tuttle, President & CEO
firstname.lastname@example.org Chiquita Tuttle is a management consultant specializing in transition management and organizational leadership. She has effective sales and marketing experience, including strategic account planning, training, capacity building and board development. Fund Development consultation services are provided in partnership with Saad and Shaw Fund Development Services.
Michael Hudson, CEO
510-638-2060 email@example.com 1801 104th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94603 www.mbhenterprises.com MBH Enterprises provides small business computer services, including managed IT Services, computer and server support, data backup, disaster recovery, network security, custom software solutions, remote network monitoring, technology assessment and planning.
McClymonds Alumni Association
Letitia Henderson, Chair, Community Relations
800-275-1047 Mackites@gmail.com 2607 Myrtle Street, Oakland, CA 94607 www.mcclymondsalumni.org/ The Alumni Association provides supportive connections for alumni of McClymonds High School and the West Oakland Community. The group also coordinates scholarships and community service projects for students at McClymonds High School.
McCullum Youth Court
Sean Duren, Deputy Director
510-832-5858 firstname.lastname@example.org 285 17th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 www.youthcourt.org McCullum Youth Court, founded in 1994, offers first-time youth offenders a second chance through the principles of restorative justice, peer accountability and empowering opportunities. In addition to operating a free, legally binding peer court, Youth Court provides gender specific case-management services and in-house workshops for youth offenders. Training and employment opportunities are also available for youth offenders who complete the program and volunteer youth who would like to hold a position in the peer court. Today, Youth Court reaches approximately 3,000 youth and families. throughout Alameda County.
Mentoring Center, The
Celsa Snead, Executive Director The Mentoring Center
510-891-0427 email@example.com 1221 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612 www.mentor.org The Mentoring Center provides mentoring services training and technical assistance for mentoring organizations. The Center also runs mentoring programs and transformative mentoring groups for youth.
Photo class East Oakland Youth Development Center Students went into the community to take pictures of what interested them Merriwether and Williams Insurance Services
Bernida Reagan, Director of Community and Client Relations
510-740-6922 firstname.lastname@example.org 449 15th Street, Suite 405, Oakland, CA 94612 www.imwis.com Merriwether and Williams provides technical assistance, boding and finance for small and minority businesses; small business and non-profit policy and program development and consulting.
Michael Blanks, CPA
510-868-5340 email@example.com 5801 Christie Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94602 Michael Blanks is a Certified Public Accountant
Jade Hall, CEO
510-926-3942 firstname.lastname@example.org 4121 Laguna Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602 www.miloevents.net MILO Models is an etiquette and finishing school for men and women ages 9 and up. The company is also a talent management group.
510-388-3714 email@example.com P. O. Box 10535, Oakland, CA 94610 www.mindworksnet.org Dedoceo Habi is a community health advocate and filmmaker. MindWorks Net uses film to raise awareness, stimulate dialogue, and have a positive impact on the challenges facing the community. As a community organizer, Mr. Habi has worked on a number of projects that bring the community together with diverse agencies and leaders.
Muhammad Mosque #26B
Keith Muhammad, Minister
510-436-0206 firstname.lastname@example.org 5277 Foothill Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94601 www.finalcall.com The Muhammad Mosque #26B is the Oakland Representative mosque for the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. The Mosque’s work is the resurrection and cultivation of the people of God; to free people from the bondage of sin, disunity, self-hatred and ignorance. It is to teach love of self, God, family and community; and put faith to work by building institutions which reflect the best self-interests of the community.
My Sisters Keeper
Shamisha Lowery-Johnson, CEO
925-727-4757 email@example.com 5008 Union Mine Drive, Antioch, CA 94531 My Sisters Keeper is a mentoring program that gives women a day to relax, take a break and tell other sisters what they are going through. The women come to laugh, cry and get advice on what to do in certain situations.
Althea Bragg, Independent Contractor
510-869-2378 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thankyou7.com Mytvbids is an online reverse auction where customers can keep more of their money while purchasing online the items they need. Customers bid the price down, not up and it is free to sign up. Customers need to use mytvclassifieds #102031 to register. Users earn show bids credits when they share this great blessing of savings with family and friends.
NAACP, San Francisco Branch
Reverend Dr. Amos Brown 415-922-0650
1290 Filmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115 The San Francisco NAACP is committed to equality and justice for all. The oldest and most effective civil rights organization in the country will continue to fight for freedom until all people have realized the equal hand of justice.
National Marrow Donor Program
Perry Bowens, Recruitment Manager
510-834-8500 ext. 7013 email@example.com 1330 Broadway, Suite #501, Oakland, CA 94612 www.BeTheMatch.org The National Marrow Donor Program, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN operates the "Be The Match" Donor Registry (the largest marrow registry in the world). The Program's job is to match up volunteer marrow donors with patients in need of a marrow transplant. They have Donor and Transplants centers in all 50 states and 9 foreign countries. Perry Bowens is the recruitment manager of the Northern California and Northwest District and manages recruitment offices in both Oakland, California and Portland, Oregon. His area covers Northern California, Oregon, Washington State and Utah.
Community Development Consultant
firstname.lastname@example.org 9425 Peach Strett #3 , Oakland, CA 94602 Ned Saturu independently works with businesses, non-profits and community organizations through strategic partnerships to create self determination through economic independence and social justice.
Networking InterCommunity Achievement
Marissa Saunders, Educational Consultant
510-472-1406 email@example.com 2531 Chelsea Drive, Oakland, CA 94611 Networking InterCommunity Achievement provides advocacy, diversity/cultural competency workshops-trainings, political campaign management, grassroots organizing, youth development and program development.
New World Collaborative
Founders: Ansar Muhammad, Organizational Development Consultant and Khaleedah Muhammad, Organizational Development Consultant
707-648-8820 firstname.lastname@example.org 366 HoneyDew Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591 www.Newworldcollaborative.org New World Collaborative is a consulting organization specializing in networking; community development; program design and facilitation; sales and marketing.
NorCal Sister Cities International
Brenda Brumfield, Board Member
707-642-8015 email@example.com 355 Barcelona Street, Vallejo, CA 94591 NorCal Sister Cities International provides a forum for communication and interaction to increase global peace and cooperation among individuals and the international sister cities of cities in Northern California, especially those affiliated with Africa. The Sister City Committee of Vallejo is affiliated with Bagamoyo, Tanzania.
Northern California Chapter of the Teamsters National Black Caucus
Jerome Otis, President
877-478-8622 510-467-9075 (Alicia Joseph, Personal Assistant) firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 1714 Franklin Street, Room 100 Box 351 , Oakland, CA 94612 The Northern California Chapter of the Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) is an organization of black Teamster men and women who are united by their special concerns for the rights and conditions of workers. Working within the framework of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Constitution, the TNBC seeks to address pressing issues confronting black workers, ranging from increased participation to outreach to the African-American community and other communities of color. The TNBC is not a separate union.
Jasper Smith, Financial Representative
925-296-5163 firstname.lastname@example.org 100 Pringle Avenue, Suite 505, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 www.nmfn.com/jaspersmith Jasper Smith is a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual. He helps clients to achieve financial goals to identify their current financial picture with their future financial goals. He is looking to build a relationship that will serve clients' needs over time.
O.D. Consults, Inc.
Eric Reed, Consultant
510-381-3234 email@example.com 1520 Alice Street, Suite 306, Oakland, CA 94612-4162 O.D. Consults, Inc. is a secondary education consulting firm that focuses on curriculum assessment, education alternatives, technical editing, grants and proposals.
Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce
Wil Hardee, President & CEO
510-268-1600 firstname.lastname@example.org 449 15th Street, Suite 410, Oakland, CA 94612 www.oaacc.org The Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce advocates for small businesses.
Wilson Riles, President
510-530-2448 email@example.com 3746 39th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94619 Oakland C.A.N. is a for-profit community service organization. The service they offer is a strengthening of grassroots "links" service. They network from the neighborhood block level to the city-wide level and beyond to listen, inform, refer, coordinate, and enhance those efforts and activities intended to improve the justice and quality of life in the community of Oakland.
Oakland City ID Card Coalition
510-967-3916 firstname.lastname@example.org C/O Centro Legal de la Raza, 3022 International Blvd, Suite 410, Oakland, CA 94601 www.oaklandcityIDcard.org The Oakland City ID Card Coalition is a coalition of organizations and individuals who led the movement to create a municipal identification card program for all Oakland residents. In June 2009, the City Council passed a city ordinance to create such a program. This program is in the pre-implementation phase as of May 2010.
Selloane Kalaote Age 15 Lighthouse Community Charter School East Oakland Youth Development Center
Maria Gonzalez, Age 17 and Gladys Castlemont Community of Small Schools Youth UpRising
Oakland Exploratory Children's Museum, The
Gina Davenport, Executive Director
email@example.com This organization is a hands-on museum-on-the-go program for children and families. The Museum provides enrichment activities in the areas of science, art, culture, environmental awareness, health (fitness and nutrition), technology and engineering.
Susan Mernit, Co-founder
firstname.lastname@example.org c/o TechLiminal, 268 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 www.oaklandlocal.com Oakland Local (oaklandlocal.com) is a diverse and non-profit news & community site with a social justice focus, located here in Oakland. They offer free trainings to community groups in using the internet and social media to get stories and information out, and operate a busy website with many diverse voices. Much of the team is volunteer; they have 35 community partners and support small businesses with affordable training in blogging, social media and online marketing.
Oakland Print and Copy Center, Inc.
Robert Jeffrey, President
510-451-7746 email@example.com 2628 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 Oakland Print and Copy Center, Inc. is the largest African American owned printing and copying business in Northern California. They excel in producing books, magazines, event programs, memorial programs, church and organization program booklets, funeral programs, political mailers, business cards, letterhead, envelopes, brochures, newsletters, posters, campaign literature, flyers, tickets, wedding packages, fundraising/informational mailers, souvenir books, CD ROM tray cards/inserts, booklets, calendars, banners, door hangers, car, truck magnets, car/truck wraps, designer t-shirts, custom t-shirts, resumes and menus. They offer off-set printing, short run printing, full graphics design services, and much more.
Oakland Tenants Union
James E. Vann, Co-Founder
510-704-5276 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com P.O. Box 10573, Oakland, CA 94610 www.oaklandtenantsunion.org The Oakland Tenants Union represents, safeguards and protects the interests of Oakland tenants. The Union monitors the actions of the Oakland Rent Board and the application of the Oakland Rent Ordinance. The Union also advises and/or refers tenants for counseling and/or procedural assistance. They represent tenants at Hearing Officer hearings, mediations, and at appeals to the Rent Board. They propose and participate in revisions and promulgation of landlord / tenant legislation.
Oakland Unified School District
Sharon W. Casanares, Ed.D, Network Executive Officer
510-205-6446 firstname.lastname@example.org 2459 Cordova Street, Oakland, CA 94602 www.ousd.k12.ca.us Sharon Casanares, Ed.D is an employee of the Oakland Unified School District. Her primary responsibility is to monitor, support and supervise a network of 15 principals. Her major goal is to ensure that the conditions exist that give all students the opportunity to excel socially and academically. Her concern is the discrepancy between the rate of academic achievement of African American students when compared with Latino, Asian and White students.
Oakland Unified School District Board of Education
Jumoke Hodge, Director
510-879-8163 email@example.com 1025 2nd Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606 www.ousd.ca.us The Board of Education is the elected policy-making body of the public education system within the City of Oakland, California. The Governing Board's primary responsibilities are to ensure that every student served by the District is well educated and demonstrates high academic achievement. The Governing Board seeks to provide the public with information about the public school system goals, objectives, and activities, including its weekly legislative agenda, strategic longterm goals, and other activities affecting education within the City. The Governing Board hopes that citizens will visit the website often, utilize the information provided, and share their feedback on issues related to K-12 education within Oakland.
Oakland Youth Advisory Commission
Chantal Reynolds, Youth Leadership and Development Coordinator
510-238-3245 firstname.lastname@example.org 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 4211, Oakland, CA 94612 www.oaklandhumanservices.org/department/commissions/oaklandyouth.htm Established in 1996, the Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) serves as a voice for youth by advising the City Council on key policy issues affecting youth and meeting with civic leaders to advocate for youth needs. The YAC tackles issues of importance to youth and is committed to increasing opportunities for youth participation in civic engagement and youth leadership and empowerment. A maximum of 25 youth between the ages of 13 and 21 are recommended by the City Council and Mayor and are appointed by the Mayor for two year terms.
Oakland-African Sister City Ghana
Paula Kirkendoll, Treasurer, and Gail-Berkley-Armstrong, President
510-381-2091 email@example.com P.O. Box 456, Oakland, CA 94604 Paula Kirkendoll and Gail-Berkley-Armstrong are cultural ambassadors who promote Citizen Diplomacy for the City of Oakland, Sister City Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana and Jamaica. They identify areas of need, develop cooperative solutions and technical support for water, sanitation, and HIV/AID preventive health issues.
Oaktown News Review & Journal
Charles Aikens, Journalist
510-695-6124 firstname.lastname@example.org 2910 Ford Street, Oakland, CA 94606 Oaktown News Review & Journal provides media services and promotions, as well as publicity and photography services and public relations consultation.
Oba Dogon SSS
Chaz Walker, Director
510-472-7439 email@example.com Oakland, CA Oba Dogon SSS is an Oakland based consulting firm that focuses on education and youth public policy. Their specialty is the development and implementation of comprehensive school site based programs that serve students, teachers, parents and administrators. They support parents who need assistance working with the principals, teachers and counselors to make sure their child gets a quality education. One of their current projects is the Bay Area Anger Management Campaign. The goal of the project is to teach all 2nd-5th graders in Alameda County both anger management and conflict management skills.
Octave Group, The
Octave Baker, Ph.D, President
510-839-7122 firstname.lastname@example.org 1970 Broadway, Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94612 www.theoctavegroup.org The Octave Group offers consulting services to nonprofit organizations in the areas of strategic planning, organizational change, cultural diversity, and group facilitation.
One Fam Bikes 4 Life
Tony Coleman, Executive Director
510-452-BIKE email@example.com 1600 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 www.onefam.org; www.bikes4life.com One Fam is a intergenerational leadership, employment, and artist development organization. One Fam aims to empower its members by providing them with opportunities to see their lives and future beyond the borders of their community and dream of the possibilities of having a healthy and knowledge enriched life through personal and social change. Bikes4Life is a nonprofit bike shop in West Oakland that does events in the community and trains youth who have come out of juvenile hall. They train the youth on how to fix and repair bikes and how to work in a retail environment.
Jeannine Etter, Community Outreach Coordinator
510-595-5598 firstname.lastname@example.org 6114 LaSalle Avenue #759, Oakland, CA 94611 www.onelifeinstitute.org OneLife Institute is a nonprofit interfaith organization providing resources for the integration of spirituality and social transformation. Through classes, workshops, retreats, publications, events, counseling, consulting and facilitation services, the Institute supports and empowers individuals and groups in personal healing and the creation of a just, compassionate, and sustainable world. The Institute is especially committed to the well-being of activists, organizers, caregivers, and others working to lift up the community. Core programs include: "Spirit, Sound & Silence" healing retreats; "Sustaining the Soul" support groups; "Transformative Visions" art, jazz, and spoken word events.
Organizing for America
Peggy Moore, Political Director
510-508-4370 email@example.com 1714 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 www.organizingforamerica.com Organizing for America (OFA), the successor organization to Obama for America, is building on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering communities across the country to bring about the President’s agenda of change. Volunteers are reaching out to voters online, on the phone, on doorsteps and in town halls in communities across the country. OFA engages in political organizing around the core issues facing the nation: the economy, health care, Wall Street reform, education, energy policy and immigration policy.
Selloane Kalaote Age 15 Lighthouse Community Charter School East Oakland Youth Development Center
Our House Services, Inc.
Carla Lawrence, Executive Director
510-251-1964 firstname.lastname@example.org 2224 Linden Street, Oakland, CA 94607 www.ourhouseservices.org Our House Services, Inc. is a community based re-entry transition program that provides supportive housing, life skills training, reunification and referrals to employment and education programs. Our House receives referrals from correctional facilities, substance abuse treatment centers, mental health agencies, as well as veterans programs. The transitional housing component of the organization provides a healthy home-like environment while individuals are restructuring their lives socially, emotionally, financially, physically and spiritually. Our House is a clean and sober living environment. The program is currently focusing on providing services for women and women with children.
Our Youth Matter (OYM)
Itonya Conner, CEO/Founder
510-847-2980 email@example.com P.O. BOX 6123 , Oakland, CA 94603 www.ouryouthmatter.com Our Youth Matter's mission is to utilize an extraordinary approach to reach youth. OYM achieves this by: 1. Showing love to youth in the urban communities 2. Creating outlets where youth voices can be heard 3. Offering services that will support and equip youth development 4. Hold yearly activities for youth, community and faith-based organizations. The organization achieves this through empowerment events, encouraging seminars and relevant programs. They believe one cannot reach the youth with the same old tactics and new out of the box approaches have to be made to produce leaders of today not tomorrow.
Denise Cooke, Strategic Advisor
510-919-9137 firstname.lastname@example.org 10700 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94605 www.ourtv.tv OURTV is a local TV network that provides education, entertainment, health and local business information. The network is currently expanding and looking for original ethnic programming, interns and companies or organizations looking to advertise their services or products. "OURTV is Your TV."
Pacific Psychological Services
Dr. Margaret Jones, Psychologist
510-532-7560 email@example.com 33 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland, CA 94606 Pacific Psychological Services is an organization providing clinical therapy, assessments and organizational training.
Chris Kincey, Youth Media Director
510-712-8696 firstname.lastname@example.org 4252 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611 www.PeacemakersInc.us, www.peacemakersproductions.com Peacemakers is a mentoring non-profit that uniquely works with children right in the classroom during the school day. As advocates for students, parents and teachers, Peacemakers brings strong role models and guidance, which has turned around the worst disciplined urban schools and turned them into the best academic performers. Peacemakers services school districts in the Bay Area from Palo Alto to Tracy.
Pillow Fight Nite
Carla Lovett, Owner
650-271-0981 email@example.com 817 Second Lane, South San Francisco, CA 94080 www.pillowfightnite.com Pillow Fight Nite is a slumber party in a box, a self-esteem building tool for youth to use as a fun way to socialize.
Pool of Consumer Champions with Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients
Madlynn Johnson, Co-Director
510-652-7451 firstname.lastname@example.org 3238 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703 The Pool of Consumer Champions is a consumer employment mental health transformation conference participant.
Positive Knowledge and Poetry Out Loud
Ijeoma Thomas, Artist/Teacher/Consultant
email@example.com 475 Weldon Avenue #107, Oakland, CA 94610 Positive Knowledge and Poetry Out Loud provides performance artists and literacy projects for children and youth.
Positive Women's Network
Loren Jones, Policy Associate, National Co-chair
510-986-0340 ext 301 firstname.lastname@example.org 414 13th Street, Suite 2, Oakland, CA 94612 www.pwn-usa.org The Network's mission is to advocate to decrease the incidence rate of HIV among women, increase access to care, and alleviate disparities in care and quality of life among women. The Network also educates and trains HIV+ women to be involved and take leadership positions in this field at the local, national and international level.
Priority Africa Network (PAN)
Nunu Kidane, Director
510-663-2255 email@example.com 1212 Broadway, Suite 812, Oakland, CA 94612 www.priorityafrica.org Priority Africa Network mobilizes immigrants from different African countries - the "new" African Americans. The Network holds regular meetings, providing capacity building and networking opportunities. The Network also holds "African Diaspora Dialogue" community gatherings between African immigrants and African Americans. PAN’s mission is to inform, educate and mobilize people in support of the peoples of Africa for sustained peace; economic, political, social justice and democratic development. The members have come together because they understand that the same factors of race, class, gender, and militarism contribute to people’s limited access to health and education.
Dr. Cheryl Johnson, Psychologist
510-326-7261 firstname.lastname@example.org 2025 Lincoln Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709 Dr. Cheryl Johnson is a clinical psychologist who offers psychotherapy and consultations to her clients.
Brooklyn Williams, Program Director
510-482-1738 email@example.com 3201 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602 www.projectreconnect.net Project Re-Connect is an Oakland based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the overall health, safety and well-being of youth and families involved in the Alameda County Juvenile Justice System. The Project is a counseling program to assist ―at risk‖ to ―high risk‖ youth ages 12 to 18 years old who are referred by the Juvenile Justice System. The primary goal of Project Re-Connect is to facilitate the functioning of the youth in their home, society and school. This program addresses the needs of parents and children in developing strategies that prepare them for making positive life changes; and to divert these ―high risk‖ youth from further involvement with the Juvenile Justice System.
Quality Development Company
Dorian Gray, Chairman
510-223-5989 firstname.lastname@example.org 5753 Oakmont Drive, Richmond, CA 94806 Quality Development Company provides quality development and construction.
YOUTH ART CONTEST SECOND PRIZE WINNER
“Part of the Solution” Celebrating the contributions of people of color A Partnership between California Arts Commission and East Oakland Youth Development Center youth artists
Reach Fellowship International
Apostle Edwina Perez-Santiago, CEO and Senior Pastor
510-891-1975 Santiago.email@example.com 6014 Market Street, Oakland, CA 94608 Reach Fellowship International is an agency that works on a model of transforming lives and putting the community back to work, with an emphasis on health awareness related to HIV and AIDS. The Fellowship opened a wound care clinic on July 15. Please call for more information.
ReGynesis Health Services
Frank Brown, MD, Executive/Medical Director
510-632-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org 9925 International Boulevard, Suite #2, Oakland, CA 94603 www.hillcarefoundation.org ReGynesis Health Services provides medical and life-management skills for all East Oakland community women. It focuses on meeting the special health care needs of jail and prison re-entry women of color. The program provides free pregnancy tests, confidential STD testing and treatment, comprehensive prenatal care, family planning and birth control. Pregnant patients have the choice of delivering their baby at Highland Hospital in Oakland or Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley.
Rising Oak Financial and Insurance Services
Harold Lowe, Financial Planner
email@example.com 446 17th Street, Suite 202, Oakland, CA 94612 www.risingoakfinancial.com
Samaritan Neighborhood Center, YOU Choose Youth Group
Silena Layne, YOU Choose Founder/Program Director
510-832-4328 Sncenter@gmail.com 534 22nd Street, Oakland, CA 94612 www.SNCshuttlepod.org Samaritan Neighborhood Center has been providing free after-school and summer programming to the youth and families of West Oakland for more than two decades. YOU Choose is one of the many services offered at the SNC- it is a violence transformation and prevention program for teens. Through life skills, enrichment activities and project-based learning, youth are able to discuss and eliminate media stereotypes about black youth living in poverty in Oakland. The Center also serves youth with little or no access to educational resources, offers case management, adult advocacy and transportation after school Monday-Friday.
San Francisco Chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects
Rod Henmi, President
510-625-9800 firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 190638, San Francisco, CA 94119 NOMA runs programs in support of minority architects and allied professionals, including: advocacy, business development programs, community service and professional education.
San Francisco Mayor's Office - Workforce Development Division
Kriztina Palone, Business Services Specialist
415-581-2335 Kriztina.Palone@sfgov.org 50 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102 www.oewd.org and www.hiresf.org The Workforce Development Division provides employment services through the San Francisco One Stop System. The Division develops policies that are instrumental in setting the direction for the workforce system in San Francisco. The Workforce Development Division concentrates on addressing employment needs for jobseekers, as well as businesses. They work in partnership with many of the workforce development focused community based organizations to enhance the services offered to jobseekers, and are establishing innovative ways to engage the business community.
San Jose City College
Pamela Turner, General/Umoja Counselor
408-298-2181 ext. 3293 email@example.com 2100 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128-2799 www.sjcc.edu San Jose City College Umoja Academic Success Program is dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American students as a community. Umoja's focus centers on improving and increasing students' retention and persistence through basic skills, obtaining an Associates degree and successful transfer to a four-year university. The program also focuses on interpersonal goals, improved self-confidence, greater self-esteem and self-actualization. Umoja also has Cohort Learning Communities in the areas of African-American History, English, Math, and College Success Guidance courses.
San Leandro African American Business Council
Phyllis Harrison, Board Member
510-247-2728 firstname.lastname@example.org P. O. Box 2635, Oakland, CA 94614 www.slaabc.com The African American Business Council (AABC) provides advocacy, political empowerment, workshops, resources and other information to African American-owned and managed businesses located in or near to San Leandro. AABC meets on the first Thursday of every month (except for July, December and January) at San Leandro City Hall.
Santa Clara County Alliance of Black School Educators
510-568-5499 email@example.com San Leandro, CA The Santa Clara Alliance of Black Educators is an organization of African American educators who oversee San Jose schools and the involvement of African American student from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Annually, the organization has a special program in February to bring all the African American students together to celebrate Black History Month. In the month of May, the organization sponsors a county-wide African American student recognition of all the districts in Silicon Valley.
Darwin Richards, Electrical Engineer
510-491-3264 firstname.lastname@example.org 22078 Arbor Avenue, Suite 234, Hayward, CA 94541 SDRI provides their clients with a unique combination of professional building certification services, engineering design, installation management, project management, auditing, commissioning, diagnostic testing and documentation services to track system quality, reliability and failure analysis, embracing all the necessary skills, methodologies and expertise to suit and manifest the Total Project Life Cycle for the benefits of energy cost avoidance and return on investment.
SEIU Local 1021
Gladys Gray, Social and Economic Justice Chair
510-316-5010 email@example.com 100 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94610 SEIU 1021 is a non-profit organization that helps the community, youth, and service employees to organize for a better future. The Social and Economic Justice Committee is comprised of eight sub-committees that reach out to specific communities. The eight committees are: The African American (AFRAM) Solidarity Committee, The Asian Pacific Islander Committee (APIC), The Women's Committee, The Latino Committee, The Workers with Disabilities Committee, The Lavender Committee, The Native American Committee and The Peace & Solidarity Committee.
Select Business Products, Inc. Veterans Construction Development, LLP
Bruce Giron, President/General Manager
925-263-1318 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 1650 Alcatraz Avenue #5, Berkeley, CA 94703-2612 www.selectbpi.com or www.vcdevs.com Select Business Products is a reseller of office supplies, furniture and janitorial products. Bruce Giron is also a partner in a design and building construction company.
Send Out Cards
Cynthia Allison, Chief Marketing Officer
510-579-8806 firstname.lastname@example.org 3005 Courtland Avenue, Oakland, CA 94619 www.sendoutcards.com/cynthiasentme Send Out Cards provides an online client retention greeting card system for small businesses. Clients keep in touch with their own clients by sending a physical greeting card from their computer through the U.S. Mail. The product increases referral business and customer satisfaction.
Delane Sims, Chairperson
510-346-2457 email@example.com 15555 East 14th Street, Suite 100, San Leandro, CA 94578 Senior Moments provides resource information and assistance to seniors who are homebound and disabled.
Sensory Acumen, Inc.
Charlene Coleman, Founder & CEO
925-253-1870 firstname.lastname@example.org Orinda, CA 94563 www.sensoryacumen.com Sensory Acumen, Inc. is engaged in the development and deployment of technologies that will enhance the consumer experience in emerging areas like mobility and interactive media.
Jay Davis, Director Serenity House
510-891-0464 email@example.com 680 25th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 Serenity House is a recovery program for women located in West Oakland that offers classes, retreats and a beautiful environment.
Tere'sa V. Hatchett-Parker
510-866-6597 firstname.lastname@example.org 355 Estabrook Street, Suite 205, San Leandro, CA 94577 Sew Tasteful provides tailoring, alterations, and custom garments for the individual, as well as some custom design for theater.
415-633-6327 email@example.com 3726 Lily Street, Oakland, CA 94619 www.myshadesmagazine.net shades Magazine is a news publication that covers and highlights the concerns, issues and stories of all women of color, including those who are African American, Hispanic, Asian American/ Pacific Islander, Native American, and the underserved groups within the various ethnic communities around the globe. The publication’s goal is to serve as a news and information site, education and resource tool and outlet for diverse voices for these women and anyone who supports the magazine’s mission.
Sojourner Truth Manor Senior Housing
Cheryl Moore, Administrator
510-655-4413 firstname.lastname@example.org 6015 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609 Sojourner Truth Manor provides clean, safe affordable housing for seniors and disabled persons.
Harold Pearson, Executive Director SPAAT
510-836-9999 email@example.com 517 22nd Street, Oakland, CA 94612 www.spaat.org SPAAT’s mission is to empower socially and economically disadvantaged high school studentathletes by providing them with academic, community and athletic support services in an effort to increase the number of student-athletes that become ready for college, work and life after sports.
Sugar Lips Sweets
510-712-2115 firstname.lastname@example.org Oakland, CA 94601 www.sugarlipssweets.com Sugar Lips Sweets is a retailer of gourmet desserts, specializing in handmade designer cookies and funnel cakes.
Albert Barnes, CEO
800-385-0560 Abarnes@sunenergy-us.com 4162 Rifle Lane , Oakland, CA 94605 www.SunEnergy-us.com SunEnergy is a renewable energy company that provides design, financial analysis, feasibility analysis and solar systems sales. The company provides Energy Auditors/HERS Raters and is an authorized distributor of the In’flector see-through radiant barrier window insulator for Northern California.
Superior Technology Solutions, Inc.
Dewayne Cornelious, President
510-483-9044 email@example.com 1271 Washington Avenue #526, San Leandro, CA 94577 www.stsonsite.com Superior Technology Solutions is an IT Service provider for small to medium size businesses and home computer users.
Sweetwine Consulting Services
Patricia Sweetwine, Owner
510-834-7690 510-663-9533 710 East 22nd Street, Suite 101, Oakland, CA 94606 www.sweetwinetravel.com Whether for business or for pleasure, Sweetwine Consulting Services offers the very best in services for all travel needs. Whether it is a professional conference for hundreds or a trip to mom's for the holidays, Sweetwine travel services will research the lowest fares and match your travel needs with service that is efficient, courteous, timely and dependable.
Ben Wanzo, Founder
510-278-5980 firstname.lastname@example.org 15555 East 14th Street, #213, San Leandro, CA 94578 www.theteachbar.com TeachBar provides education enrichment programs (tutoring, test preparation and adult education) to grades 3-12 and college-aged students. TeachBar also serves the community as a tea bar café.
Selloane Kalaote Age 15 Lighthouse Community Charter School East Oakland Youth Development Center
Pam May, Principal
510-891-1981 email@example.com 4096 Piedmont Avenue #302, Oakland, CA 94611 www.techscribecommunications.com TechScribe Communications provides strategic copywriting services, including newsletters, annual reports, brochures, media releases, white papers and more.
Selloane Kalaote Age 15 Lighthouse Community Charter School East Oakland Youth Development Center
Thoroughbred Concrete Services
Rocque Akram La Crosby, Owner
510-387-6486 firstname.lastname@example.org 1714 Franklin Street, #158, Oakland, CA 94612 www.facebook.com/rocqlacrosby www.qraftwork.net Thoroughbred Concrete Services is part of OPCMIA Local #300, Cement Mason. The company does custom interior and exterior concrete work.
True Vine Ministries
510-208-4565 email@example.com 896 Isabella Street, Oakland, CA 94607 True Vine Ministries meets for Sunday Morning Worship Services from 9 am–10:30 am at The Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Worshipers meet on Tuesday and Wednesday Night for Bible study and special events at The True Vine Sanctuary, 1125 West Street, Oakland. True Vine Bible Institute meets at 896 Isabella Street, Oakland, which is the Administration Office location where regular office hours take place Monday through Thursday, 9 am-5 pm and Fridays 9 am-3 pm. True Vine also runs the following community programs: a food pantry, a clothing room, an annual block party, Walking on Water Ministry and the Men of Iron mentoring program.
Frank Tucker, President
510-836-0422 firstname.lastname@example.org 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 251, Oakland, CA 94612 www.tuckertech.com Tucker Technology is a telecommunications contracting firm.
Turner Group Construction
Fred Mackay, General Manager
510-835-0400 email@example.com 1625 Filbert Street, Oakland, CA 94607 www.turnergroupconstruction.com Turner Group Construction is a general building contractor.
UC Berkeley Black Recruitment & Retention Center (BRRC)
Quincy Jones, Executive Director Lajuanda M. Asemota
510-642-6224 firstname.lastname@example.org 311 Eshelman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 brrc.berkeley.edu The Black Recruitment and Retention Center is a student led organization dedicated to uplifting and strengthening the black community in every aspect. Through consistent efforts BBRC strives to change academic, social, and communal discrepancies present at all levels on the UC Berkeley campus and beyond. And as a partner of bridges, the multicultural coalition at UC Berkeley, BRRC hopes to further efforts with other Recruitment and Retention Centers.
Ujima Learning Center
Brenda G. Sands, Director
510-677-4241 email@example.com 310 Kauai Circle, Union City, CA 94587 Ujima Learning Center is an after-school tutoring program in the basic subjects of English, Reading, Writing and Math, as well as the content area subjects of History and the Sciences. The Center is affordable, and is currently working on its nonprofit 501(c)(3) status so it can provide tutoring support, in the near future, to Title One students, possibly at no cost through state funding. The Center is a mobile tutoring program and can come to you!
United Advocates for Children and Families
Regina Simpkins, Family Partner
510-777-3886 firstname.lastname@example.org 7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 125-D, Oakland, CA 94605 United Advocates for Children and Families provides children's services to Alameda County and Oakland.
Deana White, Partner
510-677-6364 email@example.com 1090 "B" Street, PMB123, Hayward, CA 94541 Urban Connections is a social services outreach and event firm specializing in community outreach planning and events and community connections program planning and funding. The firm also does grant research and proposal writing.
Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC)
Walter Brown, President
925-256-1144 firstname.lastname@example.org 712 Bancroft Road #137 c/o WBLS, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 www.ufscnet-sf.org UFSC is a non-profit organization of minority professionals employed in the financial services industry and related fields. UFSC, formerly known as the National Association of Urban Bankers, was established in New York in 1974 and incorporated in 1977. Prior to its founding, minority banking professionals had organized local banking groups to meet needs bypassed by existing national banking organizations. The Coalition's Mission Statement: To be a resource organization in the financial services industry that provides professional development programs, supports educational advancement and promotes economic empowerment for its members and minority communities at large.
Urban Services YMCA
Adrian Henderson, Director of Community Programs
510-654-9622 email@example.com 3265 Market Street, Oakland, CA 94608 www.ymcaeastbay.org The Urban Services YMCA serves children, youth, families and the community. The YMCA offers sports, after-school and gang intervention/prevention programs, as well as family engagement workshops. The YMCA also outreaches to the community and offers community events and activities.
Urojas Community Services
Jasper Lowery, Pastor/Executive Director
510-653-1599 firstname.lastname@example.org. 805 Apgar, Oakland, CA 94608 www.urojas.org Urojas Community Services provides resources, case management, emergency housing and street outreach to the following populations: homeless, re-entry, and single parents.
Vantage Business Support and Insurance Services
Paul White, Owner/Principal
510-595-0904 email@example.com 2363 Mariner Square Drive, Suite 240, Alameda, CA 94501 www.vantagebss.com Vantage Business Support and Insurance Services is a full line insurance broker and insurance adviser. The company has provided insurance and business support to non-profits for over 35 years. In the past 7 years, the company has developed Medical/Dental/Vision plans guarantee issue for family day care providers and adult educators in California.
Gaylon Logan, Executive Director
510-564-4240 firstname.lastname@example.org 1005 MacArthur Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94577 www.village-connect.org Village-Connect builds holistically strong individuals and families by way of effective community connections. The organization offers inter-generational and gender specific support groups and holistic family mentoring. Village-Connect hosts and facilitates community forums, economic round-tables and community resource linkage services.
Volunteers of America Bay Area (VOABA)
Sharyn Grayson, Program Manager
510-533-5253 SGrayson@voaba.org 3022 International Boulevard, Suite #210, Oakland, CA 94601 www.voaba.org The Prevention & Health Services Division of VOABA provides HIV testing, counseling, support groups and referral services.
W Group, The
510-435-1444 email@example.com The W Group offers consulting, legal, business and real estate services.
West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
Allen Edson, President
510-812-2183 firstname.lastname@example.org 1747 14th Street , Oakland, CA 94607 West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project works on environmental justice and economic justice issues in West Oakland.
West Oakland Health Council
Loren Taylor, Secretary, Board of Directors
510-835-9610 email@example.com 700 Adeline Street, Oakland, CA 94609 www.wohc.org The West Oakland Health Council (WOHC) provides primary care, mental health, and substance abuse recovery services to residents of North, East and West Oakland, Emeryville and Southwest Berkeley. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of residents and to reduce morbidity, preventable disability and premature death in the community. As one of only two AfricanAmerican operated community health centers in California, the WOHC continues to build on its 40-year history of providing jobs and healthcare services to Alameda County residents.
West Oakland Senior Center
Dorothy Poston, Director
510-238-7016 firstname.lastname@example.org 1724 Adeline Street, Oakland, CA 94607 The Center offers a full range of recreational, social, nutritional, educational and travel activities for seniors over 55. In addition, hot nutritional lunches are served Monday-Friday at noon, and breakfast on Fridays. The breakfast and lunches are for a small fee. The Center has meeting rooms and a large multipurpose room available for rental services. If you would like to become a member or volunteer in a caring, family-oriented center, West Oakland Senior Center is the ideal place.
“Peace and Justice” Alicia Candies East Oakland Youth Development Center
Willard Youth Support Program (YSP)
Amirah Almaweri, Program Director
510-644-6228 email@example.com 2425 Stuart Street, Berkeley, CA 94705 www.youthsupportprogram.org YSP’s goal is to directly address the complex and diverse needs of youth in today’s rapidly changing society. YSP strongly believes in promoting the resiliency of youth by matching them with mentors, engaging them in meaningful activities, and exposing them to new opportunities and experiences. YSP mentors help mentees develop the skills necessary to succeed in and out of the classroom. They develop and implement behavior plans, Individual Educational Plans (IEP), and Student Success Team (SST) Plans. They maintain ongoing communication with teachers, counselors, parents/guardians, and other parties who have a vested interest in the well-being of their mentees.
Barry Winfield, Entrepreneur
510-472-5883 firstname.lastname@example.org Oakland, CA www.squidoo.com/winfieldworkers Winfield Workers is an eco-friendly cleaning service that specializes in cleaning and sanitizing residential, business, post construction and model staging for real estate properties. Winfield Workers: "When being Clean & Green is important."
Women in Harmony
Patricia Rambo, Founder
510-325-6650 email@example.com 145 Monte Cresta Avenue #204, Oakland, CA 94611 The Mission of Women in Harmony is to create a space where African American Women can be together in a way that supports their economic, spiritual and emotional empowerment. By empowering themselves, women can change their relationships, their circumstances, their community and the world. The group holds a breakfast meeting every other month on the 4th Saturday, from 10 am to 1 pm at Soul's Restaurant on the corner of 64th and Foothill, in Oakland, CA. They have motivational and inspirational speakers and a network sharing table for business and community information.
Women's Health Information & Educational Services, Inc.
Dr. Bonnie Wheatley, President/Founder
510-652-3256 firstname.lastname@example.org 42 La Salle Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611-3549 The purpose of this organization is to assist women in empowering themselves to live healthier lives by providing health education and training.
YOUTH ART CONTEST THIRD PRIZE WINNER Untitled Larond Kelly Contra Costa Juvenile Facility
Mommy keep your head up never let up raise your baby Sometimes you get fed up and you feel like going crazy. Your son may go to space and your daughter may cure AIDS Show your children the sky is the limit at an early age Please mommy keep your head up never let up stay strong. Forgive but don’t forget the people that have ever done you wrong. Keep your pupils on God because he’s with you all along. You may be the inspiration your child needs to make an award winning poem. Mommy keep your head up please don’t about your child. Love him unconditionally guaranteed he’ll make you proud. Nine months of pain would end with everlasting smiles. I see the twinkle in your eyes when people say she has your mouth. You’re a beautiful queen with or without a wedding ring. Be confident it’s your obligation to raise a king. The seed was planted be the nutrients make your child grow strong. Shower it with love and affection guidance and protection. Forgive but don’t forget the people that has ever did you wrong. Mommy the future is in your hands prepare a better tomorrow. Please make sure your child life isn’t filled with sorrow. Sometimes you get fed up and you feel like going crazy. Mommy keep your head up never let up raise your baby.
Women's Initiative For Self Employment
Yolanda Butler, Small Business Trainer/Consultant
925-586-9265 email@example.com 1465 Enea Circle, Suite 900, Building E, Concord, CA 94520 www.womensinitiaitve.org The focus of the Women's Initiative's work is to help low-income women achieve financial selfsufficiency through self employment. Their services include personal self assessment of business ideas, a business management class that helps women to prepare a written business plan and small micro loans and investment savings through IDA accounts; business and personal coaching, seminars and workshops.
Word Assembly Baptist Church
510-633-2801 firstname.lastname@example.org 9507 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94605 Word Assembly Baptist Church runs a feeding program for the community.
Youth At Large (Y.A.L.)/ Fellowship Fridayz
Natarshia Mosley, Youth Events/ Community Service
510-532-9878 408-506-7974 email@example.com 3945 San Juan Street, Oakland, CA 94601 www.fellowshipfridayz.ning.com YAL creates and promotes non-violent, positive, fun, safe community events and fundraisers for today's youth to effectively support the ongoing effort to increase the peace in the City of Oakland.
Youth Justice Institute
Kaina Walker, Mentoring Program Manager Youth Justice Institute
510-238-0140 ext. 401 Kaina@yjinstitute.org 436 14th Street, Suite 1115, Oakland, CA 94612 www.yjinstitute.org YJI Through the Walls serves youth who currently have an incarcerated parent. Through the Walls is a comprehensive year-long mentoring program developed to meet the unique needs of youth in this population. Parental incarceration has a devastating effect on families, especially children. YJI mentors provide support during these difficult periods to help them build healthy relationships that support them to reach their goals. The program serves youth on probation, detention or placement. Youth must commit to 1 year, be between 11 and 18 years old, and reside in Alameda or San Francisco County.
Erik Sakamoto, Director of Youth Programs
510-251-1101 firstname.lastname@example.org 1701 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 www.youthradio.org Based in downtown Oakland, Youth Radio offers free media production classes and support services for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth Radio is nationally and internationally known as a cutting-edge youth development and media organization, weaving the fast end of the "digital curve" with best practices and innovation in community based education. Youth Radio has received numerous awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. DuPont/ Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.
Olis Simmons, Executive Director
510-777-9909 email@example.com 8711 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94605 www.youthuprising.org Since opening in 2005, Youth UpRising (YU) has gone from a barebones operation to a bustling, 25,000 square foot high-tech youth leadership development Center. YU serves over 4,000 Alameda County residents between the ages of 13 and 24, primarily youth of color from low-income neighborhoods in East Oakland. Its mission is to build healthy, economically robust communities by harnessing the leadership of young people as agents of social change. The resource-rich space and services that YU offers counteracts a long legacy of disinvestment in East Oakland’s working -class neighborhoods, where poverty is entrenched and needs have gone unmet for generations.
Zingari & Associates
Rosevelt Wardell, President and Business Development
650-392-8251; cell 323-542-6914 35111 Newark Boulevard, Unit F154, Newark, CA 94560 Zingari & Associates provides accounting and finance services and careers and educational programs for gifted students.
L. Renee Johnson, Business Consultant
510-919-3612 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ecosolutions.zurvita.biz Zurvita offers business to business solutions, energy deregulation savings and LocalAdLink. The company is helping California businesses to go green.
Mirna Xiloj, Age 17 Jennifer Terrazas, Age 17 Castlemont Community of Small Schools Youth UpRising
INDEX BY ISSUE AREA
Advocacy/Political 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc. Black Women Organized for Political Action and The Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (BWOPA/TILE) Californians for Justice Ella Baker Center for Human Rights NAACP, San Francisco Branch Networking InterCommunity Achievement Northern California Chapter of the Teamsters National Black Caucus Oakland C.A.N. Oakland City ID Card Coalition Organizing for America San Leandro African American Business Council SF Chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects SEIU Local 1021 West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project The Arts AfroSolo Theatre Company Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc EME, Inc. ('Expresscious' Moments Enterprises) Girls Far Above Rubies (GFAR) Joyce Gordon Fine Art Gallery Positive Knowledge and Poetry Out Loud One Fam The Oakland Exploratory Children's Museum Business/Legal/Consulting AAR Developmental Consultants ABC Security Service, Inc. Aim to Please Janitorial Services Bay Area Black Expo, LLC Bay Area Professional Services Beyond Your Horizons Bikes 4 Life Bingham McCutchen BMB Construction Properties Boussole Financial Solutions California Resources and Training (CARAT) Charles Houston Bar Association Coalition of Black Professional Organizations ConsultingStrategist.com; Because Strategic Resources Empower People Disposition Management Solutions (DMS) East Bay National Society Black Engineers Jr. East County Association of Realtist
Edwin Lombard Management, LLC Envirocom Communications Strategies, LLC ESIS Inc. Files At A Glance Future Achievement International GAO Associates, Inc. Growth Strategies Unlimited Hand to Hand Marketing Black Expo Hockenhull Law Firm Infinity Investments J & C Consulting Services Inc. JL Financial Solutions, LLC Keep in Moving Innovations (KIMI Consulting) Levy Promotional Products, Inc. Marketing, Management & Health Care Consulting, LLC Merriwether and Williams Insurance Services Michael Blanks, CPA mytvbids New World Collaborative Northwestern Mutual Oakland Print and Copy Center, Inc Quality Development Company Rising Oak Financial and Insurance Services San Leandro African American Business Council Saturu Ned SDRI Select Business Products, Inc and Veterans Construction Development, LLP Send Out Cards Sew Tasteful SunEnergy The Grant Writers Guild The Octave Group The W Group Thoroughbred Concrete Services Turner Group Construction Urban Financial Services Coalition Vantage Business Support and Insurance Services Winfield Workers Zingari & Associates Zurvita Culture Berkeley Juneteenth Association, Inc. Blissful Kitchen Booker T. Washington Empowerment Network Boresha International catdaddyevents
Elmhurst Neighborhood Council Gente Bella Salon Spa MILO Models NorCal Sister Cities International Oakland-African Sister City Ghana Sew Tasteful Sugar Lips Sweets The Bingo Casino Shuttle Service The Oakland Exploratory Children's Museum Urban Connections Women in Harmony Economic Development/Job Training 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc. AAR Developmental Consultants African American Business Exchange African Aviation Professionals of America Alliance for West Oakland Altruistic Leadership America Works Bates and Mays Solutions Black Agriculture California Reinvestment Coalition Californians for Justice Core Community Services Cypress Mandela Training Center, Inc Inter-City Services, Inc. Lovitt & Associates Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco Mayor's Office - Workforce Development Division Women's Initiative For Self Employment Education African American Studies at Merritt College ASA Community Science Center ASA Educational Services Ascend Institute Citizens Concerned for Parolees Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Berkeley Bay Area Alumnae Chapter Early Childhood Educator Education Development Opportunities Inc. Education is the Best Medicine Equip "U" First 5 Alameda County From Heart to Hand Future Achievement International Howard University Alumni Club of the San Francisco Bay Area
Inspire Learning Center Interagency Children's Policy Council Inter-City Services, Inc. Inward Journeys Consulting John Muir Elementary School Girl's Club Laney Black Student Union Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Youth Programs Legacies of Excellence McClymonds Alumni Association Oakland Unified School District Oba Dogon SSS O.D. Consults, Inc. Peacemakers Inc. Samaritan Neighborhood Center, YOU Choose Youth Group San Jose City College Santa Clara County of Black School Educators TeachBar Ujima Learning Center Faith Allen Temple Baptist Church Bay Area Action Council Beebe Memorial Cathedral Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Church by the Side of the Road Community Christian Church for Christ Downs Memorial United Methodist Church GENESIS Edwin Lombard Management, LLC Imani Community Church Muhammad Mosque #26B OneLife Institute Reach Fellowship International True Vine Ministries Word Assembly Baptist Church Health African American Genealogical Society of Northern California Alameda County Medical Center Alameda County MPCAH Black Infant Health Alameda County Public Health Department EMS Injury Prevention Alameda County Public Health Department, Maternal, Paternal, Child & Adolescent Health (MPCAH) Allen Temple Baptist Church - AIDS Ministry American Diabetes Association Ardyss International Autism Answers Bay Area Black Nurses Association
Bay Area Regional African American AIDS State of Emergency Coalition and Alameda County African American State of Emergency Taskforce CAL-PEP Care Consults Center For Family Counseling City of Berkeley Public Health Division Education is the Best Medicine Get Screened Oakland Healthy Oakland Improving Pregnancy Outcomes Program (IPOP) LifeLong Medical Care MindWorks Net National Marrow Donor Program Pacific Psychological Services Pool of Consumer Champions with Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients Positive Women's Network Private Practice/Consulting—Psychology ReGynesis Health Services Serenity House West Oakland Health Council Women's Health Information & Educational Services, Inc. Housing Community Housing Development Corporation GAO Associates, Inc. Jireh Housing & Training Center Oakland Tenants Union Sojourner Truth Manor Senior Housing Media Bates and Mays Solutions Black Women's Media Project Communications Consultant CorrieCo Marketing and Communications Education is the Best Medicine GZ PhotoZ Envirocom Communications Strategies, LLC Jaguar Productions Jippidy KLN Publishing, LLC MindWorks Net McCullum Youth Court Oakland Local Oaktown News Review & Journal OURTV Sensory Acumen, Inc. shades Magazine
TechScribe Communications Youth Radio Public Safety African Aviation Professionals of America Bikes 4 Life Caliber Counseling Citizens Concerned for Parolees Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Elmhurst Neighborhood Council Hayward Police Department Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council Leadership Excellence Our House Services, Inc. Project Re-Connect Youth Justice Institute Social Services Alameda County Associated Community Action Program (ACAP) Alternative Family Services Black Alliance for Just Immigration Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) Caliber Counseling Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Berkeley Bay Area Alumnae Chapter Divine Connection Services, Inc. Leadership Excellence My Sisters Keeper OneFam Our House Services, Inc. Priority Africa Network (PAN) Senior Moments Serenity House United Advocates for Children and Families Urban Connections Urojas Community Services Village-Connect Volunteers of America Bay Area (VOABA) West Oakland Senior Center Women's Initiative For Self Employment Technology Aboutscan.com, inc. LifeSaverPC MBH Enterprises Sensory Acumen, Inc. Superior Technology Solutions, Inc. Tucker Technology
Youth Akili Consulting Alliance for West Oakland Baker Community Org Bikes 4 Life Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland Cinnamongirl, Inc. City of Oakland, Office of Parks & Recreation Civicorps Core Community Services East Oakland Youth Development Center Girls Far Above Rubies (GFAR) GirlTalk (Inspiring You Ministries, Inc.) Interagency Children's Policy Council John Muir Elementary School Girl's Club Lake Chabot Junior Golf Academy Leadership Excellence McCullum Youth Court MILO Models Oba Dogon SSS Our Youth Matter (OYM) Pillow Fight Nite Project Re-Connect Samaritan Neighborhood Center, YOU Choose Youth Group SPAAT The Mentoring Center The Oakland Exploratory Children's Museum United Advocates for Children and Families Urban Services YMCA Willard Youth Support Program Youth At Large (Y.A.L.)/ Fellowship Fridayz Youth Justice Institute Youth Radio Youth UpRising
INDEX BY FIRST NAME
Adrian Henderson, Urban Services YMCA Adriann McCall, Get Screened Oakland Albert Barnes, SunEnergy Ali Ar Rasheed, J.D., AAR Developmental Consultants Allen Edson, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project Althea Bragg, mytvbids Amirah Almaweri, Willard Youth Support Program Andrea Morrison, The LEGACY Project
Angela Spell, ConsultingStrategist.com Annalisa Adams-Qualtiere, Altruistic Leadership Annette Haugabook, Divine Connection Services, Inc. Dr. Annette Shelton, Hand to Hand Marketing Black Expo Ansar Muhammad, New World Collaborative Apostle Edwina Perez-Santiago, Reach Fellowship International Art Shanks, Cypress Mandela Training Center, Inc. Barbara Fuller, GENESIS Barry Winfield, Winfield Workers Ben Wanzo, TeachBar Bernida Reagan, Merriwether and Williams Insurance Services Bette Muhammad, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Beverly Johnson, East Bay Municipal Utility District Bill "Cinnabar" Jones, LifeSaverPC Dr. Bonnie Wheatley, Women's Health Information & Educational Services, Inc. boona cheema, Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) Brenda Gardner-White, Girls Far Above Rubies (GFAR) Brenda Brumfield, NorCal Sister Cities International Brenda G. Sands, Ujima Learning Center Brooklyn Williams, Project Re-Connect Bruce Cox, Alliance for West Oakland Bruce Giron, Select Business Products, Inc. and Veterans Construction Development, LLP Cal Stanley, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland Camille Harvey, Howard University Alumni Club of the San Francisco Bay Area Carla Mays, Bates and Mays Solutions Carla Keener, First 5 Alameda County Carla Lawrence, Our House Services, Inc. Carla Lovett, Pillow Fight Nite Carla Dillard Smith, CAL-PEP Carole Brown, Caliber Counseling Celsa Snead, The Mentoring Center Chandra Brown, Boussole Financial Solutions Chantal Reynolds, Oakland Youth Advisory Commission Charlene, Coleman, Sensory Acumen, Inc. Charles Aikens, Oaktown News Review & Journal Chaz Walker, Oba Dogon SSS Cheryl Johnson, Private Practice/Consulting Cheryl Moore, Sojourner Truth Manor Senior Housing Chester McGensy, Bingham McCutchen Chiquita Tuttle, Marketing, Management & Health Care Consulting, LLC Dr. Chris Harrison, Inward Journeys Consulting Chris Kincey, Peacemakers Inc. Chus Ebako, Gente Bella Salon Spa Colette Winlock, Black Women's Media Project Corrie J. Sampson, CorrieCo Marketing and Communications Curtis Jermany, GZ PhotoZ
Kwame Fungula, Age 19 Castlemont Community of Small Schools Youth UpRising
Cynthia Allison, Send Out Cards D.G. Malloy, Aboutscan.com, Inc. DaBora Lovitt, Lovitt & Associates Daniel Wheeler, Jr., Allen Temple Baptist Church Darwin Richards, SDRI David Killingsworth, Lake Chabot Junior Golf Academy Deana White, Urban Connections Deborah Raymond, Santa Clara County Alliance of Black School Educators Dedoceo Habi, MindWorks Net Delane Sims, Senior Moments Denise Cooke, OURTV Devra Hutchinson, Alameda County Public Health Department, Maternal, Paternal, Child & Adolescent Health (MPCAH) Dewayne Cornelious, Superior Technology Solutions, Inc. Dollene Jones, The Bingo Casino Shuttle Service Donte Watson, City of Oakland, Office of Parks & Recreation Dorian Gray, Quality Development Company Dorothy Whittenburg, Blissful Kitchen Dorothy Poston, West Oakland Senior Center Ebony Miller, Californians for Justice Ebony Mister, eegotistiq kynd Edwin Lombard, Edwin Lombard Management, LLC Eleanor Piez, Community Housing Development Corporation Ell Parker, Sugar Lips Sweets Eric Reed, O.D. Consults, Inc. Erik Sakamoto, Youth Radio Festus Ogbeide, GAO Associates, Inc. Francell Haskins, Alameda County Public Health Department EMS Injury Prevention Frances Wilson, East Bay National Society Black Engineers Jr. Francine Shakir, Ascend Institute Frank Davis, America Works Frank Brown, MD, ReGynesis Health Services Frank Tucker, Tucker Technology Fred Mackay, Turner Group Construction Frizzell Devers, catdaddyevents Gaylon Logan, Village-Connect George Pearson, Education is the Best Medicine George C.L. Cummings, Ph.D., Imani Community Church Gilda Baker, Baker Community Org Gina Davenport, The Oakland Exploratory Children's Museum Gladys Gray, SEIU Local 1021 Gloria Crowell, Allen Temple Baptist Church - AIDS Ministry Graig Brooks, Jaguar Productions Gwendolyn Mosley, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Berkeley Bay Area Alumnae Chapter Harold Lowe, Rising Oak Financial and Insurance Services Harold Pearson, SPAAT Helen Robinson, Bay Area Black Nurses Association
Ijeoma Thomas, Positive Knowledge and Poetry Out Loud Itonya Conner, Our Youth Matter (OYM) Jabari Shaw, Laney Black Student Union Jacqueline Bautista, Hayward Police Department Jacquelyn McWhorter, John Muir Elementary School Girl's Club Jade Hall, MILO Models Jaime F. Jones, J & C Consulting Services Inc. James Moore, African American Business Exchange James Gordon, Disposition Management Solutions (DMS) James E. Vann, Oakland Tenants Union Janet Miller Evans, Growth Strategies Unlimited Janice Talley, Bay Area Professional Services Jason Stanford, Alameda County MPCAH Black Infant Health Jasper Smith, Northwestern Mutual Jasper Lowery, Urojas Community Services Jay Davis, Serenity House Jayna Blackwell, Ardyss International Jeannine Etter, OneLife Institute Jerome Otis, Northern California Chapter of the Teamsters National Black Caucus Jesse Brooks, Bay Area Regional African American AIDS State of Emergency Coalition and Alameda County African American State of Emergency Taskforce Jill Arrington, Beyond Your Horizons Joseph Billingsley, Civicorps Joseph Larkin, JL Financial Solutions, LLC Joyce Gordon, Joyce Gordon Fine Art Gallery Jumoke Hodge, Oakland Unified School District Board of Education Kaina Walker, Youth Justice Institute Ka'Ryn Holder-Jackson, MBA, American Diabetes Association Kaselah Crockett, Alternative Family Services Kathleen Greely, The Grant Writers Guild Kay Adams, Improving Pregnancy Outcomes Program (IPOP) Keith Muhammad, Muhammad Mosque #26B Kenneth Tramiel, Sr., Berkeley Juneteenth Association, Inc. Kevin L. Nichols, KLN Publishing, LLC Kimberlli Walker, Keep it Moving Innovations (KIMI Consulting) Kimberly Jones, California Reinvestment Coalition Kokomon Clottey, Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. Kriztina Palone, San Francisco Mayor's Office - Workforce Development Division L. Renee Johnson, Zurvita Lajuanda M. Asemota, UC Berkeley Black Recruitment & Retention Center (BRRC) Lakita Long, GirlTalk (Inspiring You Ministries, Inc.) LaNiece Jones, Black Women Organized for Political Action and The Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (BWOPA/TILE) Laura Wright, Bay Area Black Expo, LLC Laura McCoy, Elmhurst Neighborhood Council
Lawrence VanHook, Bay Area Action Council Lenora Gobert, African American Genealogical Society of Northern California Leo Stewart, Aim to Please Janitorial Services Letitia Henderson, McClymonds Alumni Association Lincoln Casimere, City of Berkeley Public Health Division Linda Pedraza, Autism Answers Dr. Lisa Gifford, Care Consults Loren Jones, Positive Women's Network Loren Taylor, West Oakland Health Council Lorraine Macneal, Downs Memorial United Methodist Church Madlynn Johnson, Pool of Consumer Champions with Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients Marc Philpart, Jippidy Maretta Ward, The W Group Dr. Margaret Jones, Pacific Psychological Services Marie Roberts De La Parra, BMB Construction Properties Marissa Saunders, Networking InterCommunity Achievement Mark Alexander, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc. Mary Ann Norman, Inspire Learning Center Matthew Hawkins, Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Melba R. Davis-Russaw, Ed.D., Equip "U" Michael Harris, Black Agriculture Michael Hudson, MBH Enterprises Michael Blanks, Michael Blanks, CPA Montell Currin, Jr., Inter-City Services, Inc. Naa Dodua, From Heart to Hand Nanette Dillard, Alameda County Associated Community Action Program (ACAP) Natarshia Mosley, Youth At Large (Y.A.L.)/ Fellowship Fridayz Nedra Ginwright, Akili Consulting Nedra Shawler, Charles Houston Bar Association Nunu Kidane, Priority Africa Network (PAN) Octave Baker, Ph.D, The Octave Group Olis Simmons, Youth UpRising Osagie Enabulele, Education Development Opportunities, Inc. Otheree Christian, Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council Pam May, TechScribe Communications Pamela Mchombo-Taylor, Center For Family Counseling Pamela Turner, San Jose City College Pastor Raymond Lankford, Healthy Oakland Patricia VanHook, Alameda County Medical Center Patricia Sweetwine, Sweetwine Consulting Services Patricia Rambo, Women in Harmony Paul White, Vantage Business Support and Insurance Services Paula Kirkendoll, Oakland-African Sister City Ghana Peggy Moore, Organizing for America Perry Bowens, National Marrow Donor Program Phil Hutchings, Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Phyllis Harrison, San Leandro African American Business Council Quincy Jones, UC Berkeley Black Recruitment & Retention Center (BRRC) Ray Thrower, ABC Security Service, Inc. Rayna Lett-Bell, Core Community Services Reggie Mastin, Future Achievement International Regina Jackson, East Oakland Youth Development Center Regina Simpkins, United Advocates for Children and Families Renee Jackson, ESIS Inc. Renée Richard, Cinnamongirl, Inc. Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr., Beebe Memorial Cathedral Rich Hunter, Boresha International Robert Coleman, Legacies of Excellence Robert Jeffrey, Oakland Print and Copy Center, Inc. Rocque Akram La Crosby, Thoroughbred Concrete Services Rod Henmi, San Francisco Chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects Rosevelt Wardell, Zingari & Associates Saleem Shakir, Leadership Excellence Sarah Rush, Booker T. Washington Empowerment Network Saturu Ned Sean Duren, McCullum Youth Court Selma Taylor, California Resources and Training (CARAT) Seth Steward, NAACP, San Francisco Branch Shamisha Lowery-Johnson, My Sisters Keeper Sharon Parker, ASA Community Science Center Sharon W. Casanares, Ed.D, Oakland Unified School District Sharyn Grayson, Volunteers of America Bay Area (VOABA) Shemika Skipworth, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Shorron Levy, Levy Promotional Products, Inc. Silena Layne, Samaritan Neighborhood Center, YOU Choose Youth Group Solomon Adio Adio, African Aviation Professionals of America Stella Collins, Early Childhood Educator Steve Peterson, Infinity Investments Surlene Grant, Envirocom Communications Strategies, LLC Susan Mernit, Oakland Local Tamiza Hockenhull, Hockenhull Law Firm Tara Jones, Diversity Is Victory Among Sisters with Soldiers of Life (DIVAS with SOL) Tere'sa V. Hatchett-Parker, Sew Tasteful Thomas Simpson, AfroSolo Theatre Company Tique Lee Caul, East County Association of Realtist Tony Coleman, One Fam, Bikes 4 Life Tovi Scruggs, ASA Educational Services Tracy Baxter, Communications Consultant Valerie Cooper, EME, Inc. ('Expresscious' Moments Enterprises) Verna Brooks, Coalition of Black Professional Organizations Vernell Crittendon, Jr., Citizens Concerned for Parolees Veronica Lowery, Jireh Housing & Training Center
Walter Brown, Urban Financial Services Coalition Wil Hardee, Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce Wilson Riles, Oakland C.A.N. Yolanda Butler, Women's Initiative For Self Employment Zandile Christian, Files At A Glance Zandra Washington, Interagency Children's Policy Council Z'ma Wyatt, shades Magazine
Staff and volunteers celebrate after the event.
Special Thanks to Merritt College Dr. Robert Adams, College President Dr. Siri Brown, Chair African American Studies Debra Jacks, College Event Coordinator Kirea Jebali Felix Smith MAAP Program Merritt College Child Development Center Supervisor Keith Carson’s Staff Rodney Brooks Aisha Brown Hannah Greene Mateo Reyes Mina Sanchez Amy De Reyes Event Consultant Team LA Jones & Associates Ali Ar Rasheed Dabora Lovitt Randolph Belle James Moore
African American Organizations Making Connections
Mark Alexander, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Ali Ar Rasheed, J.D., AAR Developmental Consultants James Moore, African American Business Exchange Professor Siri Brown, African American Studies: Merritt College Zandra Washington, Alameda County Interagency Children's Policy Council Tony Crear, Alameda County Probation Department Evette Brandon, Alameda County Public Health Department Devra Hutchinson, Alameda County Public Health Department Pamela Moore, Alameda County Social Services Pastor Michael McBride, Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA) Kevin Williams, Berkeley Youth Alternatives Nadiyah Lewis, Berkeley Youth Alternatives Nedra Shawler, Charles Houston Bar Association Miguel Dwin, Emery Unified School District Sean Kennedy, Good News in Oakland Stephanie Geter, Good News in Oakland Pastor Raymond Lankford, Healthy Oakland LaNiece Jones, LA Jones & Associates/Black Women Organizing for Political Action DaBora Lovitt, Lovitt & Associates Debra Jacks, Merritt College Gloria Jenkins, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Cathy P. Adams, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Will Hardee, Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce Robert L. Harris, Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce Chantal Reynolds, Oakland Youth Advisory Commission Barbara Taylor, Rhythms Reginald James, The Black Hour Celsa Snead, The Mentoring Center Tuere Anderson, Youth Radio
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