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.
Oak Center Little People Academy provides childcare for children from three months to entering kindergarten. The nonprofit infant, toddler, and preschool program are play-based providing quality care in an amazing safe setting. The preschool program staff, families and the board work together to share the core values of love, health, and community.
The preschool program philosophy is to embrace the world, offering opportunities and adventure from parent nights to field trips, summer camps to cultural and holiday festivities. A major event is the annual snow trip.
OCLPA preschool program families are invited to join up with Boulevard Little People Academy to attend a weekend trip to the snow in Lake Tahoe. This year the board president's goal was to make sure all families were able to attend by hosting a musical fundraiser assisting the single parents at the center financially to attend the trip.
The center is accepting donations for this event enabling our low-income families this adventure.
For four 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 of 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.