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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 BE is a Black women business network founded in 2016 that provides Black women entrepreneurs access to a collective marketplace and business ecosystem. 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
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
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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
The June Steingart Gallery at Laney College provides an accessible and professionally managed art gallery, reflecting the rich cultural diversity that exists on the Laney campus and the sorrounding Bay Area community. Changing contemporary art exhibi... more
The Laurel District is one of the many culturally diverse neighborhoods in Oakland, California. It is situated between the foot of the Oakland hills and Mills College. It lies at an elevation of 226 feet (69 m). At the heart of the neighborhood lies... more
The Laurel District is one of the many culturally diverse neighborhoods in Oakland. It is situated between the Oakland hills and Mills College. At the heart of the neighborhood lies MacArthur Blvd., a bustling shopping area with annual festivals and... more
Our vision is to become a full-service community-based school in which students experience the joy of learning and develop the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in college and career. Our mission at Laurel is to foster the growth of the wh... more
A pristine wooded canyon is protected in this 290-acre parkland near Merritt College in Oakland. Restoration is in progress along Rifle Range Creek along Leona Trail to reduce erosion and protect the riparian ecosystem. Dogs and humans are not allowe... more
Since our founding in 1883 as the first racially integrated orphanage in Northern California, Lincoln has impacted the lives of children and families through evolving programs. Today, we provide preventative, individualized and comprehensive support... more
Lincoln Square Recreation Center is centrally located near public transportation with a lighted outdoor playground and two custom designed rubber-surfaced play areas with ADA accessibility. more
Madison Park is a Oakland Chinatown park across the street from the Lake Merrit Bart Station. more
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Next to the commercial bustle of Oakland International Airport is a 741-acre park leased from the Port of Oakland, protecting the remainder of a once-extensive marshland at San Leandro Bay At the intersection of Doolittle Drive and Swan Way is the... more
Merritt College is a public, comprehensive two-year college. It is one of the four colleges of the Peralta Community College District. more
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Middle Harbor Shoreline Park (MHSP) is a 38-acre shoreline park built by the Port of Oakland and operated by the East Bay Regional Park District for the community, with more than two miles of pathways encircling Middle Harbor Basin. Photo Credit: &... more
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Founded in 1852, MILLS is an independent liberal arts college for women, with graduate programs for both women and men. The curriculum fosters excellence: MILLS educates its students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, t... more
This great community resource is nestled in the Montclair District, complete with a duck pond, picnic areas, tennis courts, outdoor basketball court, and modern play equipment. Recent renovations were completed to make the center accessible to commun... more
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Mosswood Park is nestled on four acres of green between West and North Oakland. The park is host to many events, programs and classes year round, and during the summer months hosts a thriving summer camp program. Our after school programs feature coo... more
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The large assembly hall, built in 1911, has a 30-foot high ceiling, two walls of windows and fine Arts & Crafts detailing. The stage area is offset with pillars and a comfortable foyer provides a reception and registration area. Gardens surround... more
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NIMBY is a shared industrial coworkspace where artists and hobbyists can work on their own projects or collaborate with others.www.nimbyspace.org more
Mission Statement:  To educate, stimulate, motivate and enrich the lives of families and children, and to develop cultural awareness that will facilitate a better understanding of how to live in a diverse community.... more
Oakland's territory covers what was once a mosaic of California coastal terrace prairie, oak woodland, and north coastal scrub. Its land served as a rich resource when its hillside oak and redwood timber were logged to build San Francisco, and Oaklan... more
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center believes that culture and heritage play a critical role in building and maintaining vibrant and healthy communities. The Center showcases a wide range of cultural and artistic expression including: dance, literature,... more
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Founded more than one hundred years ago, the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce remains one of the most influential forces in local government and regional economic development. more
The Chinatown neighborhood in Oakland, is a pan-Asian neighborhood which reflects Oakland's diverse Asian American community. It is frequently referred to as "Oakland Chinatown" in order to distinguish it from nearby San Francisco's Chinatown... C... more
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Frank H. Ogawa Plaza is located where San Pablo Avenue converges with Broadway and 14th Street. The west side of the plaza is the site of Oakland City Hall and a city office building. Around the plaza are several Beaux-Arts styled commercial building... more
Oakland Convention Center is located in the heart of the largest urban center on the East Bay. Featuring 64,000 square feet of convention, exhibit, social gathering and meeting room space, our professional staff offers unparalleled service and will p... more
Founded in 1989, Oakland Flyers is a flying club and a training facility. As a flying club, we offer a well maintained fleet of Piper, Cessna, and Bellanca aircraft for rent, as well as a loggable Frasca 142 Flight Simulator (For rental rates, refer... more
The Oakland Lawn Bowling Club (OLBC) is a social and recreational club, organized to preserve and encourage the game of lawn bowling in Oakland and the greater East Bay. It is the aim of the OLBC to foster sportsmanship and good fellowship, and to of... more
The Oakland Nature Friends club is comprised of people who have common interests, namely, the connection to nature and the traditions and goals of the founders of the Naturfreunde Organization.   We are proud of our accomplishments at this club... more