Category Archives: Oakland

The Crucible

As a nonprofit, we depend heavily on the unique skill-sets of our diverse volunteer force. Our volunteer pool—around 150 individuals active at any given time—helps power nearly every aspect of what we do, from the office to the studio floor, …
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The Plant Exchange

The Plant Exchange, a registered 501(c)(3) organization, is a community and a celebration that encourages resource sharing, reuse, recycling, and organic living. Our mission is to encourage green practices and support Oakland’s designation as one of the greenest cities in …
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iMentor

iMentor partners with under-resourced public high schools and matches every single junior with a college-educated mentor who works with them through their first year of college. Mentor-mentee pairs are supported by a technology platform that runs them through a college …
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Global Glimpse

Global Glimpse is a movement of hundreds of passionate, determined problem-solvers collaborating across borders to bring life-changing education abroad to high school students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. We are committed to building a new generation of diverse young leaders who …
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Creative Growth Art Center

Creative Growth Art Center serves adult artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities, providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition and representation and a social atmosphere among peers.

Maker Education Initiative

Maker Ed is a non-profit organization that supports and empowers educators and communities — particularly, those in underserved areas — to facilitate meaningful making and learning experiences with youth.

North Oakland Village

North Oakland Village is a membership organization supporting aging in place in Oakland and Piedmont. Volunteers provide the majority of the services to members, including driving, home visiting, home handyperson help, assisting in the office, planning and organizing community-building events.

The Plant Exchange

The Plant Exchange is held every March and October in Oakland. It is fun, free and encourages reuse, recycling, organic living, resource sharing, and information exchange. Come meet other gardeners, landscapers, urban farmers, and outdoor fans who come from all …
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YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Our three goals guiding all our work are the elimination of racism, the economic empowerment of women and the development of leaders. We invite you to become a member, attend classes or volunteer in our many programs in: mentoring, leadership …
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Wardrobe for Opportunity

Wardrobe for Opportunity (WFO) is a successful and growing nonprofit organization that empowers low-income individuals from across the Bay Area with acquiring interview skills, professional clothing and the career support they need to become economically self-sufficient.” We are currently looking …
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