Our 3 major programs empower at-risk youth to think critically about how their actions impact others, to choose healthy decisions for themselves and the environment, and to become active, engaged citizens in their community.
OUR MISSION: 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 change 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!
Afterschool is a critical time of day for youth to further explore their interests and passions, develop their voice, and grow as students and individuals. Our daily after-school programming is project based and emphasizes:
- Arts and Culture
- Health & Wellness
- Empowerment & Leadership
We work in close collaboration with schools to offer activities and learning opportunities reflective of the school communities needs and interests. Our staff ensure safe and supportive communities for youth to thrive in and out of school.
3709 E 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94601
3700 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, CA 94602
1025 81st Ave, Oakland, CA 94621
2035 40th Ave, Oakland, CA 94601
2825 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601
GARDEN & ECOLOGY INTERNSHIP
Love Cultivating Schoolyards
Love Cultivating Schoolyards (LCS) offers young people growing up in East Oakland the opportunity to interact with the natural world through planting seeds, harvesting fruits and vegetables, picking flowers, studying insects, digging in the earth, and composting.
OAKLAND PEACE CAMP
There is no Oakland Peace Camp for this Summer 2019.
You can find a list of summer camps here: www.inplay.org.
Oakland Peace Camp is a 4-week summer camp for middle and high school youth in Oakland. Peace Camp is a rich blend of arts, activism, leadership, and an opportunity for youth to explore their identity, while participating in activities that are both fun and meaningful. From music production and dance, to sports, cooking and more; there’s something for everyone in our dynamic summer program. Camp culminates with a student showcase highlighting their community service projects, and artistic accomplishments over the summer. Camp is completely free of charge to all participants.