Alameda Point Collaborative - Children & Youth Services
APC is home to 200 children and youth, accounting for close to half of the community. Poverty and homelessness take an incredible toll on children. Children & Youth Services staff reports that on average APC kids are two grade levels behind academically and do not have age-appropriate social-emotional skills. Children & Youth Services has three main services areas to support the development of the youngest members of the APC community.
APC Farm2Market is a small, diversified working farm that produces thousands of pounds of sustainably grown produce each year. We are a social enterprise of Alameda Point Collaborative and use our passion for food and the environment to support APC residents as they move toward economic self-sufficiency and greater health and wellness. Proceeds from our CSA (community supported agriculture) program and other sales activities are pumped back into APC’s programs and activities for its resident community.
St. Anthony’s Foundation is an organization providing essential support to San Franciscans living in poverty.
We believe that supporting people in need makes the city a better place to live. Every day, with dignity and respect, we offer thousands of the most vulnerable among us the basics we all need to feel human: a hot meal, fresh clothing, an opportunity to connect with the world around us. We bring people together in this work because we know it takes a community to break down barriers and create a society where all people flourish.
Genesis is a community of member organizations working together for access to opportunity, health and quality education for people throughout the Bay Area. Unifying our member congregations and institutions, we have successfully advanced significant public policy initiatives to secure jobs in communities of color and low-income families in funding for public transportation.
Genesis is the local Bay Area affiliate of the Gamaliel Network. Gamaliel is the organizing network that hired and trained President Barack Obama in community organizing in the southside of Chicago, Illinois.
St. Mary’s Center, a nonprofit organization, provides essential services to improve the quality of life for at-risk seniors and preschoolers in Oakland.
Each year we stabilize the lives of more than 1,350 homeless seniors and frail seniors living alone, assist neighborhood families who need supplementary groceries, and provide a preschool for 48 children living in poverty. Nearly 3,000 people are impacted each year by the work of St. Mary’s Center.
Our organization started when we realized that it was in fact possible to ensure universal access to civil representation for everyone. For years, we had watched existing legal aid nonprofits turn away more people than they helped. We had seen the government grossly underfund legal aid and attach ever-more restrictions on who could be helped. We had witnessed the private sector invest atrociously little of its accumulated wealth into legal aid.
The result of this is predictable: legal aid has become the least resourced social need in the United States. Most low and moderate income Americans can’t get help, and as a result can’t properly enforce their rights.
We realized that by combining program innovations, new strategies for generating earned income, and a focus on fundraising from the general public we could create a system that solved this massive problem and guaranteed access to legal representation for everyone in a community, on every issue.
The Unity Council (officially known as the Spanish Speaking Unity Council) was founded in 1964. The Unity Council is a non-profit community development corporation committed to enriching the quality of life of families primarily in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. Its mission is to help families and individuals build wealth and assets through comprehensive programs of sustainable economic, social and neighborhood development.
Es una organización de la Sociedad Civil, sin fines de lucro legalmente constituida a principios de 2013. Dedicada al desarrollo de proyectos de intervención social, labor asistencial e integración social.
Via International provides paths to self-reliance for an interdependent world. We integrate community development initiatives with education and voluntourism to build leadership and self-reliance in under-served communities.