At a flower farm in West Oakland, former foster youth are set to begin an internship program to learn about urban farming and running a small flower business.
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The Oakland Raiders teamed up with the West Oakland Youth Center and First Book, a nonprofit that gives books to children in low-income neighborhoods, to bring free books to children during their "Rush to Read"...
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Laney College students, who were homeless, have moved into a Pocket House—a type of tiny house—that could serve as part of a solution to the housing crisis in Oakland.
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Tagged affordable housing, carpentry, church, community college, football, homeless encampments, homeless shelters, homelessness, Housing Crisis, Laney College, Pocket Houses, Sports, student homelessness, students, The Village, tiny houses, Tuff Sheds
Only about half of foster youth graduate from high school, and of those students, only 20 percent make it to college. Franco’s goal for FConnect is to help them learn about resources that will help...
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Tagged bay area, beyond emancipation, California, Careers, chabot college, college, FConnect, foster care, foster youth, Joseph Franco, Laney College, national foster youth institute, NFTE, Oakland, PayPal
In Oakland, a shortage of school nurses has led to difficult working conditions—heavy caseload, treating severe health conditions, and high stress—that nurses say make it challenging to meet the health needs of Oakland students.
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Tagged health care, mental health, nursing shortage, Oakland Unified School District, OUSD, OUSD Health Services, OUSD staffing, School nurses, student health
Bay Area Swap-O-Rama-Rama teaches people how to repurpose their used clothing through sewing in order to make clothes last longer and keep them out of landfills.
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A teaching artist with Thingamajigs taught a weeklong workshop at charter school East Bay Innovation Academy on "sound engineering," where students learned about physics, design, and mathematics by making their own instruments and learning about...
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Tagged bullroarers, combs, David Samas, East Bay Innovation Academy, Edward Schocker, Engineering, experimental music, instruments, music, physics, skatchbox, sound, steam, STEM, tech, Thingamajigs, Thingamakids, Tom Nunn
Tales of Two Cities reporters explore all things repurposed -- from buildings and bridges to names, Lyft rides, school meals, and cannabis.
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Tagged Bay Bridge, Cannabis Policy, Castlemont High School, feature, Kaine Cherry, Lyft, Oakland Cannery, OUSD, repurposing, The Hood Incubator, UC Berkeley
In Alameda County, there are multiple barriers—cost, capacity, hours of service—that parents have to navigate in order to access quality child care.
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Hear from people finding their own place on spectrums of language, hookup culture, neurodiversity, and politics.
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Tagged asd, Autism, Autism spectrum disorder, dating, Democrat, Education, election, English Language Learner, Hike, International Academy, LGBT, LGBTQ, male intimacy, Politics, Relationships, republican, Richmond Hill High School, spectrum
Fresh Lifelines for Youth's Law Program offers Oakland high school students a unique opportunity to learn about the criminal justice system and how it might affect them in their own lives.
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Tagged criminal justice system, FLY, FLY Law Program, Fresh Lifelines for Youth, know your rights, Law education, role-playing, Rudsdale High School
For the second Halloween season in a row, the Oakland Zoo hosted a “Sundown Spookfari.” The zoo staff opened up their grounds for families to stay overnight and learn about some of the animals.
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Oversight officials outlined a plan to determine whether the Oakland Unified School District should qualify for deficit relief funding from California’s state budget under Assembly Bill 1840.
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Ahmadi said he had no choice but to fundraise from residents, rather than taking a more traditional path such as a loan from a bank. On paper, the project showed a high risk of failure...
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Most people who hear the word “cotillion” probably think of an extravagant coming-of-age ball to introduce upper-class girls into high society. Oakland-based Lend A Hand Foundation’s Teen Cotillion, however, is for a totally different demographic:...
Last year, the state of California experienced its most destructive and deadliest wildfire season on record. October is one of the highest-risk months of the year for wildfires in the state. Currently, fire departments and...
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