Soul of the City

Wow! No other word can better express our feelings about the second annual Throw Down for the Town: The Oakland Service Festival . 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...
After a hard day of volunteering across Oakland cleaning up, planting gardens and helping at libraries, hundreds of Oaklanders got their boogie on Saturday at Mosswood Park for the first "Throw Down for the Town" put on by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. As part of Soul of the...
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...
Remember Mayor Dellums’ vision to make Oakland a model city? Regardless of what he did or didn’t do, some other Oaklanders decided to do their bit to make our town the best town it could be. The Ella Baker Center launched the Soul of the City program a year ago. The program tackles...