The Oakland Peace Center is a physical space and a network of people and organizations. There are also staff and a board whose mission is to breathe life into the building and strengthen the connections among the partners so that together we can crea... more
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OSA’s mission is to provide students with intensive pre-professional training in the arts while maintaining a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. more
Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Merritt in Oakland, California and only minutes from downtown San Francisco, is the Oakland Scottish Rite Center. this impressive and unique structure was built in 1927 and boasts ornate design, soaring hand-c... more
​Founded in 2003, SOL  incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in January 2018 that shares sustainable practices and promoting social justice through education and community building.   We host a monthly community garden work day on the S... more
Oakland Technical High School is a microcosm of the city it calls home.  We have a vibrant multicultural and multilingual community of more than 2,000 students, nearly 200 dedicated educators and staff and thousands of passionate alumni and supp... more
“Oaktown Jazz Workshops is a multifaceted presentation, and preservation organization dedicated to celebrating the artistic and cultural significance of America’s Classical Music – Jazz." - Khalil Shaheed (1949-2012) Oaktown Jazz W... more
A great area of downtown... lots of unique shops, restaurants and bars. The Old Oakland district was the "original" downtown Oakland during the 1860s after Central Pacific Railroad constructed a terminus on 7th Street. By the 1870s, elegant brick... more
We aim to empower our members by providing opportunities to see their lives and future beyond the borders of their community and to enrich their lives through personal and social change.  One Fam offers all community members multiple ways to be... more
kickboxing - boxing - jiu jitsu - MMA - strength & conditioning - yoga Our students are very diverse, which reflects the many different reasons for joining our facilty. Some are drawn to learning the martial art techniques taught by former com... more
Patten University, founded in 1944, is a private institution of higher education accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).* At Patten University students learn the skills they need to become national and international lead... more
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The mission of Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park is to promote understanding, historical healing and community amid change and diversity. We present and interpret the untold history of the Peralta rancho and the stories of the Fruitvale com... more
We are a public-serving, experiential learning center to showcase and foster sustainable living practices, urban homesteading, community resiliency & preparedness, social justice and artistic expression. Our goal is to incubate a local sustainabi... more
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The historic Port Costa School was closed in 1968, but it is being restored and revitalized as a community center by the Port Costa Conservation Society. Fund raisers supporting the community center project have included the annual Port Costa Car Sho... more
Occupying two blocks in the heart of downtown Oakland, Preservation Park is a Victorian neighborhood, a unique collection of historic residences transformed into the City’s most innovative workplace and event center.   Find out about their... more
Our mission and work have changed over the years in this transition to Qilombo. We now provide space for meetings, gatherings, educational workshops and classes, collectives, and celebrations for our surrounding community. We have  language lear... more
Rainbow Recreation Center serves the East Oakland community with recreational activities for all ages including drop-in basketball, Rainbow Seniors, and arts and crafts classes. The center features a gymnasium, lighted basketball court, tennis court,... more
Services Offered: Weekly Dance/Drum Classes, Lecture/Demonstration, School Residencies, Weddings, Corporate/Company Events Artistic Director: Portsha Jefferson Musical Director: Daniel 'Brav' Brevil more
On Redwood Road, just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland, is a hidden redwood forest whose peaceful groves give little evidence of its bustling past. In the mid-1800s, what is now Redwood Regional Park was the scene of extensive logging... more
Rockridge is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station located in the Rockridge district of Oakland, California. Located in the center median of the elevated State Route 24 west of the Caldecott Tunnel, the station has a single island platform serving two tra... more
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Rockridge is mostly a residential neighborhood in Oakland. But along College Avenue, near Highway 24, there are a ton of great shops and wonderful cafes, bars and restaurants. more
Rockridge Wellness Center (RWC) is home to a caring group of therapists, bodyworkers, holistic health practitioners, and a wellness studio for classes/workshops. RWC also hosts events and the space if available for rent. more
Established in 1870, Lake Merritt is the oldest wildlife refuge in the nation. The Rotary Nature Center & Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge is a place for the public to appreciate nature in the heart of Oakland. The interpretive museum at the Rotary... more
An Educational & Public Outreach Consulting Firm Our clients are talented and committed individuals and organizations who share a passion for improving the lives of young people. The common thread of our consulting work involves using our experi... more
Samuel Merritt University, originally founded in 1909 as a hospital school of nursing, is a fully accredited health sciences institution located in Oakland, California. Samuel Merritt offers undergraduate degrees in nursing and graduate degrees in nu... more
San Antonio Park in Oakland has a community garden and the San Antonio Sports Complex.  The park has tennis courts, a soccer field, the Sarunas Marciulionis basketball court, a children's playground and walking paths.  ------- San Antoni... more
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The mission of the Save Nubia Project (SNP) is to help raise national and international awareness about the pending flooding of the central areas of the ancient Kushite and Nubian civilizations in the Sudan. There are a series of dams (from the 2nd... more
Seneca Family of Agencies (formerly Seneca Center) was founded in 1985 by advocates who were determined to more effectively meet the needs of children in group homes and foster family care. Seneca established itself as an innovative leader in the pro... more
The San Francisco Bay Chapter is the local branch of the Sierra Club, America's largest and most effective grassroots environmental organization. The Bay Chapter has a rich and vibrant history of environmental leadership going back to our founding i... more
Soltree Alchemy is an herbal makerspace and community venue located in Oakland, CA. A beautiful pace for hands on workshops and events. more
The only historic, non-profit theatre in the region showing classic, foreign & independent films. The Art Deco State Theatre was built in 1934 by S. Charles Lee and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. After decades as a film h... more
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An eclectic non-profit arts space in Oakland's Grand Lake district. Founded 2013 by the late, much-beloved artist, dancer, musician & visionary Holly Schneider. more
The Studio One Arts Center offers classes in ceramics, sculpture, jewelry making, painting, drawing, photography, theater and more. The center also teaches life skills and leadership in a fun hands-on environment. The facility is also available to... more
A gym and community center serving the south Oakland community. more
The Temescal Arts Center is a performing arts cooperative run on a purely volunteer basis. We are dedicated to providing a Community Center in Oakland where exploration in the Healing and Performing arts can flourish. Our studio can be rented on a we... more
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Historically home to Italians, then Ethiopians, Eritreans and Koreans, now hipsters and young families are drawn to Temescal's global eats and cool shops. more
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Temple Sinai is a warm and vibrant Reform synagogue in the heart of Oakland. We are the East Bay source for meaningful Jewish experiences and learning opportunities for all ages and stages of life. more
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The 16th Street Station is a historic landmark in West Oakland, California and is now available as a one-of-a-kind rental space. The site offers a breath-taking majestic Main Hall, brick industrial space and gritty urban graffiti in one unusual packa... more
As an edifice of transcendent beauty, built to stand for centuries, The Cathedral of Christ the Light Center fulfills a diversity of needs for Oakland and the surrounding East Bay communities. The Cathedral is the spiritual home of all the members of... more
A seven-acre collection of themed gardens in the heart of Oakland at Lakeside Park. Follow us on Facebook at The Gardens at Lake Merritt. more