Our Upcoming Events
Welcome to Alameda County-Oakland Community Action Partnership (AC-OCAP)
Community Action Partnership was established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty. Alameda County - Oakland Community Action Partnership (AC-OCAP)is part of broad national and state networks of nearly 1,100 agencies, both non-profit private and public organizations, that extend across the United States—all working to eliminate poverty on a local and national level. CAP involves local citizens in its effort to address specific barriers to achieving self-sufficiency.
AC-OCAP is committed to reducing poverty by providing services and programs targeted to low-income individuals and families. AC-OCAP has been funding programs and projects in the low- income community since 1971.
Mission: To improve our community by creating pathways that lead to economic opportunity and prosperity.
Learn more ABOUT CAP, the Community Action Plan, and the community.
Join Alameda County- Oakland Community Action Partnership (AC-OCAP) and members of the community for a free film screening of the thought-provoking film The Homestretch.
The Homestretch touches on the lives of three homeless teenagers as they brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets in order to build a brighter future. Against all odds, these teens defy stereotypes as they create new, surprising definitions of home. Can they recover from the traumas of abandonment and homelessness and build the future they dream of? Come find out!
Following the film will be a brief discussion on what Alameda County is currently doing to enhance opportunities and resources for homeless youth. Light snacks provided.
The Homestretch Free Film Screening
Thursday, January 14, 2016
5:30pm: Doors Open
6:00pm - 7:30pm: Film Screening
7:30pm - 8:00pm: Discussion
Laney College Campus at the Forum
900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94607
AC-OCAP 2016-2017 CAP Plan Public Hearing
Alameda County-Oakland Community Action Partnership Public Hearing was held on Monday, June 8, 2015 for the 2016-2017 CAP Plan.
Earned Income Tax Credit and Free Tax Prep
The Earned Income Tax Credit is the number one anti-poverty alleviating strategy that puts money in low-incomes families pockets.
For more information on free tax prep in your area, please call 211.
AC-OCAP Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) CLOSED
The Alameda County-Oakland Community Action Partnership 2015-2016 Request for Partnership (RFP) is CLOSED.
AC-OCAP Board Information
The AC-OCAP Board is now accepting application for interested low-income residents who live within the City of Oakland's CDBG District's 1,2,4, or 7 and one seat for Alameda County, excluding Oakland and the City of Berkeley.
Applications are due by 4:30pm on October 9, 2015, or until filled.
The AC-OCAP Board is comprised of 18 members that represent public official representatives in Oakland and Alameda County, private groups and interests, and not fewer than a third are democratically elected/selected representatives from the low-income community. The Administering Board meets on the second Monday of every month at 5:30pm at City Hall.
- Meeting Agendas and Minutes
- Board Roster
- Oakland Recruitment Guidelines
- Oakland Recruitment Application
- Oakland District Maps
- Alameda County Recruitment Guidelines
- Alameda County Recruitment Application
- Alameda County District Map
The goal of Alameda County-Oakland Community Action Partnership (AC-OCAP) is to maximize the impact CSBG funding throughout the City of Oakland and Alameda County (excluding the City of Berkeley) by supporting anti-poverty program and services that lift low-income individuals and families out of a life of poverty.
Bank on Oakland
Bank on Oakland works to make banking more accessible to Oakland residents who currently have no checking or saving accounts.Without access to banking services, people are forced to rely on high-cost check cashers and paying hundred of dollars in fees each year just to cash their checks and pay bills.
Oakland Families Building Wealth IDA Program
City of Oakland’s Helping Working Families Initiative is proud to announce the launch of its new Oakland’s Families Building Wealth Pilot IDA Program. For every $2,000 you save, AC-OCAP will match with up-to $4,000.
Using CSBG American Recovery and Re-investment Act 2009 (ARRA) funds, AC-OCAP expanded its existing training and employment opportunities with its funded agencies by piloting an intensive training and transitional employment program, creating employment opportunities for Oakland’s hard to serve low-income residents.
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