About Us


Oakland Leaf cultivates community transformation through creative education
for youth and families.


Our goal is simple, give our
students and their parents the resources they need to become agents of positive
in their community.
Our vision: Oakland Leaf emboldens youth and families to be creative
leaders who actualize a more
loving, just, and vibrant Oakland.


Our credo: Love is an action! About Us



Oakland Leaf Programs Focus
on Five Core Initiatives:

Art & Culture
Health & Wellness
Leadership & Empowerment



2015 Oakland Peace Camp Expo and Forum

Oakland Leaf announces, for immediate release, the Youth Empowerment Forum, hosted in collaboration with Chiefs of Police from Oakland Unified School District (Chief Jeff Godown), Oakland (Chief Sean Whent), and San Francisco (Chief Gregory P. Suhr) and Anne Campbell­ Washington, Councilwoman District 4.


This Thursday, July 16th 5 PM – 7 PM at Bret Harte Middle School.


To learn more about this and other upcoming events please visit our Events page.  Events

ProgramsClick here to find out more about our Programs!


Did you know?

  • Oakland Unified School District's Youth Program evaluations demonstrate that our programs are "high performing in all areas". Our programs received a 4.6 out of 5, while the national average is 3.39.
  • Out of Oakland's total population, approx. 30% of those under the age of 18 are living below the poverty line.
  • From 2010 to 2012, 91% of seniors in our Roots program were accepted to college.
  • The national rate for childhood obesity is 17%, but Oakland's rate is 31%.