Ella Baker Center

Ella Baker Center on the Move
Our Executive Director shares the Center's plans for 2013.

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INSIGHT: Jakada Imani
m/Oppenheim is a consultancy focused on recruiting non-profit executive leadership. They also produce INSIGHT videos featuring remarkable leaders. Watch this interview with Jakada Imani, our Executive Director, on strategies and solutions to youth violence.  

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Are you an aspiring blogger, journalist, or activist? Do you want to be a part of the Ella Baker Center's work to build a California where every person and community can thrive? Join the Ella’s Voice Editorial Board.

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I was the kind of kid that adults liked to call non-athletic. I wasn't uncoordinated or weird enough to be the last one picked for recess games. But I also was a better cheerleader and fun teammate than I was an actual athletic asset.

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Happy Birthday Miss Baker!
Today, Miss Ella Josephine Baker would turn 108 years old. The more I learn about this remarkable woman, the more in awe I become. She believed in freedom and she believed in the power of communities to change their lives.

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Looking for a way to get involved with the Ella Baker Center in 2012? Join the Ella's Voice Editorial Board.

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My First Week at the Ella Baker Center
As the new Organizer for the Green-Collar Jobs Campaign, I feel privileged to have had a first week that grounded me in my work here.

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Community Solar- Count me in!
My sweetie works at a solar power company. Just one of many in the Bay Area. In fact, there are so many solar companies around the Bay that I often wonder why I don't actually see very many solar panels anywhere.

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The author rallying at the Federal Building in Oakland

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Our Heal the Streets program includes an opportunity for Fellows to be placed with mentors. I had the chance to mentor 17 year old, Met West Senior, Dion Campbell. Want to know about how the police tried to stop her racial profiling project? What her best friend thinks of the program and where she's getting $20,000 for college? Read on.

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