2015 Mini Grants are Announced!

Congrats to the recipients of this year’s Youth Mini Grants! Each summer, our Youth Leadership Board awards grants of up to $2,000 to youth-led projects sponsored by East Oakland schools, churches and nonprofits. The 2015 grantees and projects are: Alternatives in Action – Fremont First Mentors Summer Bridge, a program to help incoming freshman to acclimate to high school. East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC) – Summer enrichment program, healing classes for youth in collaboration with UC Berkeley.   LIFE Academy – MSA project, a multicultural student club to create cultural understanding and bridge divides between African American, Arab, Asian, and Latino students.... Read more »

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2014 Youth Mini-Grants Announced!

Please join us in congratulating the following youth and their sponsor organizations on receiving a 2014 Youth Mini-Grant! Our Youth Leadership Board has chosen seven projects that address a range of issues: peace promotion, drug prevention, youth employment, and improved health. The primary goal of these projects is to impact the future for East Oakland in a positive way. The grantees are: Brothers on the Rise, Cold Wheels Project – $1000: For this project, youth participants will make a wrecked car driveable again. Open to both male and female participants, Cold Wheels hopes to inspire more gender diversity among the aspiring mechanics.... Read more »

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