Soul of the City

[Video] Throw Down for the Town

CBS 5, Evening News
Jul 28, 2012


More than 500 volunteers threw down at projects across Oakland in the morning helping our Town thrive by gardening, picking up litter, creating art, doing community outreach, and feeding hungry folks.

Oakland throws it down at Mosswood Park

by Jennifer Inez Ward
Aug 15, 2011


As part of Soul of the City campaign, the Ella Baker Center organized residents to help Oakland shine through volunteer work at more than 20 service projects around the city.

Hundreds of Oaklanders volunteer for city-wide “Throw Down” service day

by Nicole Jones
Aug 15, 2011


Alicia Caballero, an associate with Ella Baker Center’s volunteer division known as “Soul of the City,” said it was great to hear how neighbors were excited “to get their hands dirty and really do something for the community.” Caballero said that Saturday was more than just another day of service, but a way to encourage more residents to view their neighborhood and city as an extension of their own homes.

Oakland's "Throw Down for the Town" Set For Saturday

by Scott Lettieri
Aug 11, 2011


Hundreds of volunteers will work this week on 25 service projects in Oakland.

Oakland Residents Throw Down for the Town

by Cassie Harwood
Aug 10, 2011


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.

First 'Throw Down for the Town' service festival is Saturday in Oakland

by Kristin J. Bender
Aug 10, 2011


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.

Volunteers gather this weekend to clean up Oakland

by Ryan Phillips
Aug 09, 2011


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.

Really Making Oakland a Model City

Jan 28, 2010


Amaka Agbo, Campaign Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights talks with Oakbook Magazine about the 1 year anniversary of one of the Ella Baker Center's newest campaigns.

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