In Oakland

Over 200 Oaklanders spent Saturday cleaning up parks, gardens and bus stops, or volunteering at 24 other service sites throughout the city for the first-ever “Throw Down for the Town” event. Organized by the Ella Baker Center, the event brought neighbors out to help beautify their...
"Hundreds of volunteers will work this week on 25 service projects in Oakland. KGO's Scott Lettieri reports on the community-based gathering, called "Throw Down for the Town." The day is meant for the community to come together and take ownership of their..."...
If you sense an exceptional air of benevolence on the streets of Oakland on Saturday, August 13, don't chalk it up to a kindhearted coincidence. It could be due in part to the Soul of the City's Throw Down for the Town Oakland Service Festival. The citywide event, hosted by the Ella Baker...
OAKLAND -- More than 200 people are slated to come out Saturday ¿to work on about two dozen service projects in Oakland, organizers from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights said. The event, called Throw Down for the Town, will have people garden, clean, build, restore wetlands and even...
For Immediate Release: 8/9/2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org Inaugural “Throw Down for the Town” planned with more than 25 service projects and hundreds of Volunteers confirmed throughout the city (Oakland,CA)- On August...
All over town on Saturday, volunteers will head out to community gardens, dog parks, senior centers and schools to spend the day trying to improve Oakland. The Throwdown for the Town is an event organized by The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a community organizing nonprofit. More than 200...
COALITION APPLAUDS UNION LEADERSHIP FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOLVE CITIES HISTORIC BUDGET DEFICIT AND URGES COUNCIL TO ACCEPT For Immediate Release: 6/30, 2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org OAKLAND, CA- Oakland Rising, a coalition of...
RALLY CALLED IN WAKE OF CITY BUDGET CRISIS For Immediate Release: 6/21, 2011 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org (Oakland, Ca)- Families will join teachers and community activists to rally calling for a fair and equitable city budget that...