Dear United Roots/Youth Impact Hub Oakland Community,
Your health and well-being are our greatest concern. First, we send love to everyone who is being impacted by COVID-19, including those who have already lost loved ones, those who are isolated in quarantine, and those who are being targeted with violence and discrimination. We salute everyone who is responding to this moment with care and concern for others.
Closure through December 31, 2020 and possibly longer:
Based on the recommendations of public health officials around the world and the current Alameda County mandate, we are temporarily closing our center to the public to protect the health of youth, staff and our community. This notice may be updated or extended at any time based on what unfolds in the days ahead. We will post updates on our social media, and update this page regarding reopening the center or extending closure.
Virtual Programming & Youth Support:
- We are currently hosting online workshops for our Youth Hub Fellowship, Design class, DeterMination and Sister 2 Sister circles.
- We are providing stipends as well as emergency funds to youth who are experiencing financial crisis. We have dispersed over $6000 directly to youth since March 16. To donate to our emergency fund for youth, click HERE (Hyperlinked to donation page of website)
We recommend the following resources to stay healthy, updated and informed:
- 2019 Youth Hub Fellow Bernie Lim and her social enterprise the Freedom Community Clinic released this comprehensive COVID-19 resource directory which is being frequently updated
How you can support:
- Make a donation to ensure that we can continue providing resources to the community during this challenging time.
Please take excellent care of yourselves and others.
If you have any questions or want to discuss this further, please reach out to us. We are here with you.
The United Roots/ Youth Impact Hub Team
We have compiled a list of resources and would like to share them with you. Please click on the related image and you will be linked to that specific resource.