BECOME A DIFFERENCE MAKER!
The Oak Center Cultural Center is in need of your help as we open our doors to provide programs for children and families in West Oakland and the greater Oakland area. Our organization is actively trying to create solutions and solve problems within our community. Currently one of our focuses is to provide educational tools for families with children 0 to 5 years of age. We were honored to open our doors in 2017 to a FREE community playgroup called SPARK. Spark enabled families mornings of parent-child-teacher engagement from circle times, to music, reading, to the arts and crafts projects healthy snacks and more. In 2018 we were pleased to serve the community providing quality childcare opening the doors to our non-profit infant, toddler and preschool program; the Oak Center Little People Academy.
For three decades, the Oak Center Cultural Center has served hundreds of families, residents, businesses, organizations, artists, severely economically disadvantaged individuals, families, community activists, political events, schools, and veterans. Our board members and volunteers have worked many hours to help the community thrive via filling the voids that the stresses of poverty create. We pride ourselves on our diversity, cultural wealth, and enriching collaborations. Some our greatest memories in serving our community include feeding those in need, providing gifts for children during the holiday season, performance art classes, providing G.E.D. courses, servicing at risk youth, and mentoring.
Our desire to see our vision come to fruition will be difficult without the support of people in our community like you. Please consider making a monetary donation to our center enabling our programs to continue to serve so many in need.
Please help donate to our Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Banquet that will take place on Saturday November 16, 2019 from 12pm to 3pm at our 1324 Adeline St., Oakland, CA 94607. Your tax-deductible donation of $50 will help feed 10 disenfranchised people this Thanksgiving Holiday Season. You can do so by clicking on the DONATE button and giving your contribution.
Please take a look at some of our programs and collaborations:
Community Healing 4 Our Families & Our Nation
"Start the Healing & Stop the Killing," is the slogan and life mission of Executive Director of Healing 4 Our Families & Our Nation. The board of OCCCI has collaborated working with Mattie Scott assisting families in need dealing with youth at risk, community activities and supportive services during these crucial times.
Since the murder of her youngest son, 24-year-old George C. Scott, she has worked continuously to prevent other mothers from enduring such unspeakable pain. George was killed at the hands of senseless gun violence while trying to be a peacemaker in an argument between two acquaintances. Mattie keeps her son’s memory alive through her activism in violence prevention and education. In 2004 she organized and co-founded The Healing Circle for Soul Support Group, a support group for victims and survivors of violence, working with at risk youth, the incarcerated, former perpetrators of violence, families and communities. In her current position as Executive Director of Healing 4 Our Families & Our Nation, Mattie and this faith based educational organization work in violence prevention and intervention.