In Oakland

What's your vision for oakland?

Oakland is the most ethnically diverse city in the United States with a rich history of political activism.

With all the pain and all of the promise that are realities in our city, Oakland is a proving ground for what is possible across our state.

We're building a vibrant and healthy Oakland:

  • People in our city know that a different Oakland is possible. We build the leadership of people of color and low-income communities to achieve that vision through the Soul of the City campaign and our Heal the Streets youth fellowship.
  • We pilot innovative programs such as Oakland Solar Mosaic and the Oakland Green Jobs Corps that fuel a thriving, green economy. 
  • We promote smart policy solutions to the problems facing our city such as the 2011 Energy and Climate Action Plan
  • As a core member of Oakland Rising, we make sure that people of color and low-income communities are a part of the city's political process. 

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING

  Oakland Rising Field Team This November 6th, I feel a sense of urgency in organizing around the elections.
City council members and other elected leaders have a responsibility to foster public debate, discussion and dialog, not suppress it. But that's not what happened in Oakland last night.
More than 5 months ago I attended an incredibly sad event in Oakland that unfortunately has been common place in the city I call home. It was the funeral of a young black teenager slain on the streets of Oakland- Alan Blueford.
Join us for the Graduation-Celebration of our 2011-12 Heal the Streets fellows.
The 2nd Annual Throw Down for the Town was a huge success.
Oakland will select its first Youth Poet Laureate and Tele'jon Quinn, Heal the Streets fellow, is one of the finalists!
The attack on democracy is not just something taking all the way in Texas, Mississippi or Egypt, it is something taking place right in our own backyards, here in Oakland and in San Francisco as well.
Qiyamah shares her excitement for Throw Down for the Town: The Oakland Service Festival.
For nearly 3 years now, the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy has worked side-by-side with coalition members of ReviveOakland to ensure that redevelopment at the West Oakland Army Base would create actual community benefits for the city and its residents.
From beginning to end, moving my money was way easier than I could've expected, and the satisfaction of having done it way greater than I imagined.