APEDF operates Uhuru (Freedom) House community center in Oakland, which host APEDF sponsored programs and other community activities including holiday, cultural programs, academic tutoring, martial arts and Spanish language classes. more
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Full Service Marketing & Communications Agency for Businesses under 50 employees or organizations outsourcing their marketing departments. We partner with company executives, leaders or entrepreneurs on the following: High Level Strategy t... more
Northern California's only vegan specialty store where profits benefit 300 rescued farmed animals at Animal Place sanctuary. more
Our mission is to empower individuals to be self-aware and inspired through art, creativity and education, making positive choices to break the cycle of violence for themselves and their communities. more
Bay Area Derby (BAD) pursues a mission to provide amateur athletic entertainment, and to skate competitively on a regional and national level. Driven by a passionate love for the sport, and aided by a national sisterhood of like-minded and dedicated... more
Bike East Bay promotes healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, fun and accessible.  The East Bay is a leader for innovative and accessible bikeways and streets that meet the needs of all users. Bicycling is a mainstream, comfo... more
Black Women Organized For Political Action purpose is to activate, motivate, promote, support, and educate African-American women about the political process, encourage involvement, and to affirm our commitment to, and solving of, those problems affe... more
Bottoms Up Community Garden is a community-based organization, growing food, experimenting with urban agriculture and inspiring the local community to engage in food security. more
We are a community center, a home, and an institution that cares. In 2017 we will be the home for the productions of the Ubuntu Theater Project, a kickass theater company who believes art should be a shared experience between absolutely anyone, for... more
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Cafe Van Kleef, a sepia-toned saloon, two blocks from City Hall, is the jewel of Oaksterdam. The seductive scent of city council-sanctioned ganja wafts from many doorways along this strip of Telegraph, but nothing fancier than Fernet is served insid... more
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is the largest regionally accredited, independent school of art and design in the western United States. more
California State University, East Bay's Oakland Center provides an affordable, convenient, and all-inclusive solution for your meeting and training needs. With 5,600 square feet of flexible-format meeting rooms, you can count on all the space and equ... more
Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe is Oakland's only youth writing center fronted by the world's only magical bureaucracy. We provide free in-school tutoring, creative writing workshops, and publishing opportunities for K-12 students in Oak... more
Located in North Oakland, Golden Gate Recreation Center is close to Pixar Studios, Powell Street shopping center, Bay Street shopping center, and adjacent to the Golden Gate Community Garden. The center is fully equipped with a basketball court, base... more
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Children’s Fairyland is America’s first storybook theme park, located on the shores of Lake Merritt in the heart of Oakland. Since 1950, Fairyland has been the low-tech, high-touch outdoor playground for young children to create, imagine,... more
Oakland City Center is truly the heart of Oakland's steadily growing downtown business district. An ideal location with easy access to area freeways and BART coupled with the right mix of dining, retail and essential business amenities makes Oakl... more
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Oakland is buzzing with art, culture and cuisine that's unique to America’s most diverse populace. more
At City Slicker Farms, we believe that healthy, affordable food is a universal human right. This belief is demonstrated daily through our work with individuals, community groups, and other like-minded organizations to develop and support high-yield u... more
Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School St. Elizabeth Campus joins 32 successful Cristo Rey Network schools operating across the country.  The Corporate Work Study Program empowers students to contribute to the cost of their education. Worki... more
DeFremery Recreation Center, housed in a historic Victorian style building in the heart of West Oakland, offers many cultural, educational, and recreational programs for youth and teens. Popular programming includes the African Dance class and Summer... more
DESTINY (De-Escalation Skills Training Inspiring Nonviolence in Youth) Arts Center exists to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people. More than two decades ago, our founders had a dream: to create a space where young peop... more
Diamond Banquet Hall & Catering is dedicated to helping you make you dream wedding or event a reality. Our staff is on standby to assist you. We specialize is weddings, birthdays, holiday parties, social events, conference and meetings. Schedu... more
The Dimond District (pronounced like "diamond" /ˈdaɪmənd/) is a neighborhood centered on the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Fruitvale Avenue in East Oakland...  It is located about two miles east of Lake Merritt, north of... more
This park has tennis courts, a swimming pool, play structures, grassy fields, and basketball courts. There are also hiking trails going up Sausal Creek, BBQ and picnic areas. The Recreation Center is available to rent, has a commercial kitchen, deck... more
The Downtown area is sometimes expanded to refer to the industrial and residential Jack London Square and Jack London warehouse district areas, the Lakeside Apartments District a largely residential neighborhood on the west side of Lake Merritt, the... more
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The East Bay Community Space is located at the corner of Telegraph Avenue and 55th Street in North Oakland.   Our main event space is entered from 55th Street and has a street address of 507 55th Street.  Its main assembly area is about 1,5... more
The mission of The East Bay Depot is to divert waste materials from landfills by collecting and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost supplies for art, education, and social services in our Depot Store. The educational mission is to increase the... more
The EastSide Arts Alliance (ESAA) is an organization of artists, cultural workers, and community organizers of color who live and/or work in the San Antonio district of Oakland. We are committed to working in the San Antonio and other Oakland neighbo... more
“Food craft is where food and people meet. Where human skills make flavor. Where better food is born.” – Anya Fernald, founder of Food Craft Institute Food Craft Institute (FCI) is a non-profit educational institution founded in 20... more
The Fratellanza Club is one of the largest social clubs in America founded by Italian pioneers for the purpose of providing a social center for themselves, their families, and their guests. more
The Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation is a registered non-profit that bridges the gap between the City of Oakland’s offices of Parks and Recreation and Public Works, helping to fund the public’s need for safe, clean and well-maintai... more
Fruitvale Village is a planned community: public transit, ground-floor retail, upper-level apartments, a library, children's and senior centers, even a school. more
A nice plaza/park that features the "Remember Them: Champions for Humanity" sculptures; recognizing 25 political and humanitary figures of the recent past:  Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Maya Angelou, Susan B. Anthony, Ruby Bridges, Cesar Cha... more
Holy Names University (HNU) was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in 1868 on the shores of Lake Merritt. In 1957, the campus was moved from Lake Merritt to a wooded, sixty-acre site in the Oakland Hills. An academic community... more
IUH classes take place in the private homes and gardens of our instructors or at other community homestead sites. We are locally based and most classes are in Oakland or Berkeley. While there are some drawbacks to not having a permanent physical loc... more
Founded in 1989 by Pangulong Guro Sultan "Shaykh" Uddin, the direct protege and first African American to be promoted to Master level under the late Grandmaster/Founder, Angel Cabales, IESA continues the tradition of teaching the art of Eskrima Serra... more
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This is a Port of Oakland attraction named after the famous author and Oakland native. The charming waterfront property is filled with numerous entertainment options and quality dining and shopping establishments. Some of the highlights include aweso... more
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Jean Sweeney Open Space Park is bordered by Constitution Way, Atlantic Avenue and Sherman Street. It is located on the former Alameda Beltline Railroad property that was secured by the City at its original purchase price due to the advocacy efforts... more
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The JCC of the East Bay provides a comfortable and warm gathering place for Jews wishing to affirm their cultural and ethnic origins. Our members and visitors represent all facets of the Jewish community and many are unaffiliated with other Jewish or... more
Enter Joaquin Miller Park and you will quickly forget that you are minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Hikers, equestrians, bicyclists, joggers and picnickers from all over the Bay Area regularly frequent the 500-acre park.  Th... more
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Just Steppin is  a dance company and business group that is dedicated to the evolution of the Chicago dance culture, art form and lifestyle. We provide Chicago Style Steppin events,workshops and six week dance classes to groups and individuals... more
The Kapor (pronounced KAY-por) Center aims to make the technology ecosystem and entrepreneurship more diverse and inclusive. We are particularly interested in positive social impacts for communities that have historically been on the periphery of acc... more
We are a farming technology organization located in West Oakland.  We use aquaponics to improve life’s in urban and rural communities by utilizing traditional concepts, local materials and modern technologies. more
We collaborate with our local community to resource, support and develop people’s innate creativity and build their skills for generating complex, elegant, and insightful works to offer back to the community. Our most concrete offering is the... more
Lake Merritt is a large tidal lagoon that lies just east of downtown Oakland. It is surrounded by parkland and city neighborhoods. A popular 3.1 mile (5 km) walking and jogging path runs along its perimeter. It is historically significant as the Un... more
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Lakeside Park is best known for Lake Merritt which is one of the most celebrated and accessible parks in Oakland with hundreds of visitors enjoying the park and its unique amenities daily. There are so many enjoyable activities and places to have an... more
Lakeside Park Garden Center (Marsha J. Corprew Memorial) at Lake Merritt was founded in the 1950’s serving as a cultural and educational center through the efforts of Oakland East Bay Garden Center Inc. and the City.  The Lakeside Park Gar... more
Do you like success stories? I would like to share with you a story about an amazing woman. She is easy to research, just Google her name, Orunamamu or Yellow Legs and you will find stories, video and comments from many people whose lives h... more
All adults can profit from instruction and are eligible for admission to Laney College. 1 block from the Lake Merritt Bart station. Laney College is an institution in Oakland, California, providing lifelong learning opportunities in academic and... more