United Roots houses many programs and community projects creating an ecosystem of opportunities for our young people.
UR Media offers youth-led media production services to organizations, agencies, and businesses.
Youth Impact Hub supports low-income youth of color in creating an equitable, life-affirming economy.
The film explores the work of United Roots in the Oakland community through the stories of Co-founders Jhamel Robinson, Olondis Walker, and Galen Silvestri.
United Roots addresses these issues by empowering marginalized youth in socially innovative ways utilizing the following four strategies:
- Civic Engagement: building coalitions between communities of color, decision makers, and employers to advocate for community change.
- Career and Workforce Mentorship: cultivating innovation and entrepreneurship through fellowships, mentorship, employment opportunities and business incubation.
- Personal Development: creating a safe, sustainable environment to heal and grow through community rituals, cultural healing practices, and wellness services.
- Creative Arts Education: instilling confidence and developing talent through digital, technological and performing arts.