Through creative education for youth and families,
Oakland Leaf is building a more loving, just, and vibrant Oakland.
Oakland Leaf serves 800+ students annually through afterschool programming in high-need neighborhoods, paid internship programs for teens, and a summer camp. With an emphasis on social-emotional learning, critical thinking, creative expression, urban ecology, and social justice, we are supporting Oakland youth and families to be agents of positive change in their communities.
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Oakland Leaf’s core values guide every aspect of our work.
Oakland Leaf plants seeds to grow. We root in, rise up, and branch out.
We’re committed to stay.
CULTIVATION: We acknowledge, honor and nurture potential by providing space for growth. We look to the future.
COMMUNITY: We create safe space filled with Much Loves, support, healthy relationships, celebration and breaking bread.
VOICE: We hear, respect and develop voice and creative expression. We provide opportunities for input and accountability for ourselves and others.
CRITICAL THINKING: We embrace the process of challenging the dominant narrative. We believe in the power of reflecting, questioning and digging deeper with intention.
LOVE IN ACTION: We are rooted in love, transformational justice and restorative practices. We see the whole person. We practice peace, self care, and empathy.