United Roots Oakland is excited to announce that our Youth Impact Hub Oakland program is going to be part of The San Francisco Foundation‘s “Oakland Codes” Community Development Cohort! The Youth Impact Hub program at United Roots, a project in collaboration with Impact Hub Oakland & Youth Seed, will be collaborating with Hack the Hood, Qeyno Labs, YesWeCode, Hidden Genius Project, BlackGirlsCode and David E. Glover Education & Technology Center to ensure that one of Oakland’s strongest assets, its diversity, is reflected in the rapidly growing hub of high-tech entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. The Youth Impact Hub program at United Roots is excited to be part of this amazing initiative, and we are providing our training program as a model for engaging youth in social entrepreneurship.

The San Francisco Foundation Makes $34 Million Investment in Oakland

On July 14th, 2015, The San Francisco Foundation announced a $34 million large-scale investment creating pathways of opportunity in the City of Oakland. An anonymous East Bay donor of The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) turned to CEO Fred Blackwell and the team at TSFF for their leadership and long-standing expertise in Oakland’s nonprofit and public sectors.

The investment focuses on scaling proven solutions to ensure Oakland will be a city of opportunity in which all residents can participate in, prosper, and reach their full potential through closing the achievement gap, affordable housing, creating cradle-to-career pathways of opportunity, growing middle wage jobs, and removing barriers to health access for parents and children across the city.

“By investing in jobs, housing, education, and healthcare, this holistic approach will create pathways of opportunity in Oakland neighborhoods that need it most,” said Fred Blackwell, CEO of The San Francisco Foundation. “We are proud to work hand-in-hand with our donor who is deeply committed to the children and families of Oakland, and wants to ensure that all of Oakland is a place of opportunity. Together, we are turning the tide for our future generations, investing in our kids and the possibilities that are in store when all residents can access the prosperity and economic growth that this region has to offer.”

Support will focus on fueling partnerships with the Oakland Unified School District, the Alameda County Public Health Department, the Mayor’s Office, and more than 15 community-based organizations with longstanding commitments to Oakland’s vibrant and diverse communities including Asian Health Services, Best Babies Zone, Black Girls Code, California School-Based Health Alliance, Center for Employment Opportunities, David Glover Education & Technology Center, Destiny Arts Center, East Bay Asian Local Development Corp, East Oakland Youth Development Center, EastSide Arts Alliance, Hack the Hood, Hidden Genius Project, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Kiva Oakland, Oakland Community Land Trust, Oakland Public Education Fund, Qeyno Labs, Restore Oakland, a project of The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and ROC; Youth Impact Hub, Unity Council, Urban Strategies Council, #YesWeCode, and Youth UpRising.

Reade more of the article at: http://sff.org/the-san-francisco-foundation-makes-34-million-investment-in-oakland/#sthash.almOJF4E.dpuf

TSFF Grant Photo

Galen Silvestri, Executive Director of United Roots & Co-Director of Youth Impact Hub, featured at the press release on July 14th with Fred Blackwell, CEO of The San Francisco Foundation


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