2018 Non-profit Partners
The Oakland Center Non-Profit Partners Program provides a platform to feature, support, and introduce members to twelve (12) non-profit organizations each year. Groups whose values and vision are in alignment with those of the Center’s are selected.
Each month, the Center highlights a different nonprofit by featuring it in the Center’s printed and electronic materials, providing a table in the courtyard for materials and conversation, and sharing information about the group during Center services.
For more information about the program, or to get involved, contact Constance at 510) 547-1979 ext. 100, or e-mail constance@OaklandCSLorg. Please note that the application period for 2018 is now closed.
January – Charlette Maxwell – https://www.charlottemaxwell.org
Advocates of complementary integrative medicine since 1991, the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic (CMC) provides integrative cancer care, safety-net social services and health education to low-income women with cancer in the East Bay, all of which is free of charge.
February – April Showers / Interfaith Homelessness Network – http://www.ihnaprilshowers.org
Funded entirely by donations from individuals and organizations, the Interfaith Homelessness Network of San Leandro April Showers program was formed to increase public awareness of, advocate for, and provide services to the homeless in the East Bay.
March – CSL Peninsula-Next Gen – http://nextgenretreat.org/
A Centers for Spiritual Living ministry, NextGen is an investment in the emerging leaders of the world, focusing on social justice, thriving financially, creating healthy relationships, developing leadership skills and equipping young adults to create a sustainable future of prosperity, service and love for our global community.
April – Urban Releaf – http://www.urbanreleaf.org/
Urban Releaf has planted over 15,000 trees in the East Bay and is one of the preeminent urban forestry groups in the nation. Urban Releaf isn’t just about trees, it’s about community. All of our programs depend on the community to become the roots that keep us firmly planted so we can keep growing and greening Oakland!
May 6 – Oakland Trails – www.oaklandtrails.org
Oakland Trails is dedicated to promoting, maintaining and enhancing the City of Oakland’s wildland parks and trails, keeping Oakland’s wildland parks safe and well-maintained, welcoming Oaklanders and visitors alike.
June – Aphasia Center – http://aphasiacenter.net/
The Aphasia Center provides high quality, cutting-edge services that enhance communication skills, quality of life and overall well-being for those affected by aphasia; a loss or reduction of language skills following brain damage, typically because of a stroke. High quality, cutting-edge treatment programs offer a “lifeline” for participating individuals, their families and caregivers.
July – Fix our Ferals – https://fixourferals.org/
Fix Our Ferals is a community-based non-profit organization that raises consciousness and unites caretakers, rescue workers and medical professionals in the common goal of humane feline population control, promoting “trap-neuter-return” to effectively manage the cat population in the East Bay.
August – Kids Care Everywhere – https://www.kidscareeverywhere.org/
KidsCareEverywhere is a public charity dedicated to transforming pediatric care by providing physicians in underserved areas of the world with modern multi-media medical technology to support the care of impoverished children.
September – Trust in Education – http://www.trustineducation.org/
Trust in Education provides educational, economic and health care assistance to villages in Afghanistan – financing new schools and community learning centers, and enhancing underfunded schools by funding after-school classes, libraries, playgrounds and soccer fields.
October – Arts for Oakland Kids – https://www.artsforoaklandkids.org/
Arts for Oakland Kids awards grants for hands-on arts education programs in under-served Oakland schools. Since 1996, AOK funded programs have reached 20,000 kids. Students who have access to arts education are better at core subjects and have a lower drop-out rate and fewer disciplinary problems.
November – Seeds of Learning – http://www.seedsoflearning.org/
Seeds of Learning is dedicated to improving educational opportunities in rural Latin-America by building and equipping schools in Nicaragua and El Salvador, educating children and adults, and promoting cross-cultural understanding.
December – Young Gifted and Black – http://proud2beblack.org/
Promoting high scholastic achievement among African-American students in the East Bay, YGB empowers young people of color and restores historic memory by reconnecting them to important hero’s, stories, culture, words and places.
Pairing senior tutors with K-3 students to improve east-bay literacy.
St. Mary’s Center
Serves at-risk East Bay seniors and preschoolers with shelters, housing, counseling, nutrition, advocacy, and social support
Science and Math Camp for Girls.
El Salvador Village Network
Supporting disadvantaged El Salvadoran children.
Writer’s Coach Connection
Raising writing proficiency and academic confidence in east-bay classrooms.
Cycles of Change
Supporting east-bay youth and adults with tools for sustainable living.
Fostering the well-being and self-respect of LGBTQ youth, adults and seniors.
Moving bay-area young people to peace through dance, theatre and martial arts.
Alameda County Food Bank (ACCFB)
Feeding the east-bay – 25 million meals in 2014.
Supporting the presence of New Thought spiritual community in eastern Europe.
Oakland Animal Shelter (OAS)
Hosts a wide range of adoptable animals – doing good work in the world.
Supporting young adults to live in spiritual awareness.
Dedicated to promoting, maintaining, and enhancing the City of Oakland’s wildland parks and trails.
Addressing the needs of communities that have little to no greenery or tree canopy with a focus on under-served neighborhoods that suffer from disproportionate environmental quality of life and economic depravity.
CSL Peninsula-Next Gen
Investing in the emerging leaders of the world – focusing on creating healthy relationships, developing leadership skills, and equipping young adults to create a sustainable future of prosperity, service, and love for our global community. (A Centers for Spiritual Living ministry)
Young, Gifted & Black
Promoting high scholastic achievement among African-American students in the East Bay.
Kids Care Everywhere
Providing physicians in under-served areas with modern multi-media medical technology to support the care of impoverished children.
Arts for Oakland Kids
Awarding grants for hands-on, arts education programs in under-served Oakland schools.
Charlotte Maxwell Clinic
Providing integrative medicine, food and housing to low income women battling cancer in the East Bay, free of charge.
Providing high quality, cutting-edge services that enhance communication skills, quality of life, and overall well-being for those affected by aphasia, which is a loss or reduction of language skills following brain damage, typically because of a stroke.
Fix our Ferals
Promoting trap-neuter-return to humanely reduce the cat population in the East Bay.
Seeds of Learning – Nicaragua
Improving educational opportunities in rural Latin America, working to build and equip schools in Nicaragua and El Salvador, educate children and adults, and promote cross cultural understanding.
Trust in Education
Providing educational, economic and health care assistance to villages in Afghanistan. Financing new schools, community learning centers and libraries.
Interfaith Homelessness Network April Showers Program
Increasing public awareness, advocating for, and providing services to the homeless in the East Bay.