In five years, we want our kids to be able to run, walk and play in safe neighborhoods. We want more grocery stores where we can buy healthy food, and more places where we can easily see a doctor or a nurse. We want to live in an East Oakland where people can find jobs and kids go to good schools.

Building a healthy East Oakland is an act of love – for our children, our neighbors and this place we call home. It won’t be easy, but we’re used to hard work. By joining together, we will make our home what we dream it can be, for our families, friends and community.

We are one of 14 sites selected by The California Endowment to participate in the statewide Building Healthy Communities initiative, a 10-year comprehensive community initiative that is creating a revolution in the way Californians think about and support health in their communities. In 14 places across California, residents are proving that they have the power to make health happen in their neighborhoods, schools and with prevention—and in doing so, they’re creating a brighter future for their children and for our state.

We are funded by The California Endowment and fiscally sponsored by Community Initiatives