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Volunteer for Oakland
One of the challenges I made during my Inauguration Speech was to ask every Oakland resident to give one hour a week in community service—forming a Neighborhood Alert crime prevention or CORE Emergency Preparedness group on your block; adopting a drain, median or park, or volunteering at our Animal Shelter, the Oakland Zoo, the Oakland Museum of California, Children’s Fairyland or one of the many nonprofit organizations that serve Oakland.
Our city is stronger when we build partnerships between residents and the city. I am particularly interested in recruiting volunteers to mentor 2000 of the most at-risk kids.
Mentoring youth is a critical part of the City's One Plan for Oakland public safety plan. If we can help our at risk youth envision a more positive future by completing high school and finding that all important first job, we can create real change in Oakland.
Volunteerism in Oakland is up and more and more of us are becoming engage in the heart and soul of the City:
Making a Difference in our City
Close to 500 people came to City Hall on Saturday, March 10 to learn about hands-on volunteering at organizations already making a difference in our City. Participants appreciated the opportunities for networking, especially at the Social Justice Presentations during the afternoon.
Many thanks to the following participants
Services for Homeless/Affordable Housing
Oakland Parks Coalition * Keep Oakland Beautiful * Friends of Oakland Parks & Recreation * Friends of Sausal Creek * Friends of Joaquin Miller Park * Friends of Montclair Railroad Trail * Garber Park Stewards * Oakland Dogowners Group * Oakland Community Gardens * PUEBLO * Block by Block Organizing Network (BBON)
Bay Area Community Resources-East Bay After School Programs * BUILD * Building Futures Mentoring Program * CASA of Alameda County * Citizen Schools * East Bay Agency for Children * Friends of Oakland Public School Libraries * Game Theory Academy Alumni Program * Girls, Inc. of Alameda County * Oakland Literacy Coalition * Oakland Mentoring Forum/Be a Mentor * OreMi * Reading Partners * Superstars Literacy * Writer Coach Connection