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Working 2gether as a Community:

How we can make Oakland a better place to live.
Gabriel Barosio, Ed Hale, Gregory Brinkley,
Guadalupe Barocio, & Juan Castille
East Oakland Youth Development Center Mural Class

Youth from across the East Bay were invited to share their artistic per-
spectives on the state of the African American community. A panel of
youth judges awarded the prizes. Selections of art and poetry from the
contest appear throughout this Resource Directory.

Making Connections Logo Design by Randolph Belle


Listings by Organization………………….. 4

Index by Issue Area……………………….. 101

Index by First Name ……………………… 107

―African American Organizations Making Connections‖ took place on May 1,

2010 at Merritt College in Oakland, California. Alameda County Supervisor
Keith Carson and youth partners organized the event with the support of Merritt
College staff and various community organizations. Organized to promote the
good work being done and to foster new relationships in the East Bay, the event
was attended by over 300 adults and youth. The participants included local
residents and members of community organizations, county agencies,
government offices, and businesses. Participants shared best practices and
challenges, initiated strategic partnerships and took advantage of the
opportunity to network and identify points of collaboration
to leverage scarce resources.

This Resource Directory was one of the outcomes of event. Enjoy!

Made possible in part with the generous support of:

East Bay Community Foundation

California Endowment
The Clorox Company
Mr. Dan Bogan
Oakland Black Caucus

Layout Design by Mateo Reyes & Hannah Greene

100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.
Mark Alexander, Chairman
1638 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
This organization provides programs in health and wellness, mentoring, education, economic
development, children's health, fitness and school development.

AAR Developmental Consultants

Ali Ar Rasheed, J.D., Founder/CEO
AARDC provides organizational development services to businesses, corporations (for-profit and
nonprofit) and entrepreneurs. In 2010 the company is celebrating 20 years of producing bankable

ABC Security Service, Inc.

Ray Thrower, General Manager
1840 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
ABC Security is a registered small local business and minority female-owned firm doing business
in the City of Oakland for more than 40 years with 300 employees, mostly local people of color.
ABC provides private security services throughout the State of California.

4, Inc.
D.G. Malloy, CEO
780 Montague Expressway, San Jose, CA 95131 provides information technology services, document imaging and content man-

African American Business Exchange

James Moore, Executive Director
P. O. Box 4231, Oakland, CA 94614
The African American Business Exchange is a networking and advocacy organization whose
goals are to assist its members with gaining opportunities to do business with each other, govern-
ment agencies and corporations. The Exchange also produces the annual Holiday Kwanzaa and
Christmas Gift Show at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center.

African American Genealogical Society of Northern California

Lenora Gobert, Acting President
P. O. Box 27485, Oakland, CA 94603-0985
The African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC) was founded in
1996 to preserve and promote the study of records of a genealogical and historical nature relating
to African American ancestry. The society's objectives are: 1. Promote interest in genealogy,
biography and related history 2. Supplement the education of Americans of African ancestry
through the collection, preservation and maintenance of African-ancestored genealogical materi-
als 3. Promote the accumulation and preservation of these materials and make them available to
all 4. Promote and maintain ethical standards in genealogical research and publications.

African Aviation Professionals of America
Solomon Adio Adio, National President
Oakland International Airport, P.O. Box 43133, Oakland, CA 94624
This organization is a network of experts promoting aviation safety in Africa. The Network helps
African-Americans in America to make connections and do business with Africans in Africa to
develop and improve the aviation industry.

AfroSolo Theatre Company

Thomas Simpson, Artistic Director
762 Fulton Street, Suite 303, San Francisco, CA 94102
AfroSolo’s mission is to nurture, promote, and present African American and African Diasporan
art and culture through solo performances and the visual arts. Through art, AfroSolo brings peo-
ple of all ethnicities together to explore and share the human spirit. Each year the organization
presents the AfroSolo Arts Festival. This year's seventeenth annual event is dedicated to develop-
ing, promoting and celebrating peace in the community.

Aim to Please Janitorial Services

Leo Stewart
P.O. Box 24550, San Francisco, CA 94124
Aim to Please Janitorial Services provides office buildings, residential buildings, medical build-
ings, churches, retail spaces and parking structures with the following services: general cleaning,
window washing, recycling, emergency cleaning, construction clean-up, residential cleaning,
parking lot cleaning, estate cleaning, dumping services, moving services, floor maintenance, day
porter, restroom sanitizing, maintenance consulting, building high pressure washing and general
pressure washing. The company offers low rates and direct contact with top managers.

Akili Consulting
Nedra Ginwright, Consultant
Akili Consulting provides services to non-profit youth development organizations seeking inno-
vative strategies to work effectively with African American urban youth.

Alameda County Associated Community Action Program (ACAP)

Nanette Dillard, Executive Director
24100 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544
ACAP is the anti-poverty agency for Alameda County, excluding Oakland and Berkeley. ACAP
provides a wide variety of services for youth and adults to mitigate poverty and its causes.

Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC)

Patricia VanHook, Legislative/External Affairs Executive
1411 E. 31st Street, Oakland, CA 94602
ACMC is a public safety net institution serving residents of the East Bay with three hospital cam-
puses and three freestanding health centers. ACMC's mission is to maintain and improve the
health of all county residents, regardless of their ability to pay. ACMC is the regional trauma
center and operates one of the nation’s busiest emergency departments with over 90,000 visits
annually. ACMC also provides a full continuum of care, including health promotion and preven-
tion, primary care, chronic disease management, specialty outpatient services in over 30 medical
and surgical specialties, labor and delivery, acute medical and surgical inpatient care, acute reha-
bilitation and skilled nursing.

Alameda County MPCAH Black Infant Health
Jason Stanford, Black Infant Health Role Of Men Coordinator
1000 San Leandro Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94601
Black Infant Health is a component of the Alameda County Public Health Department. The pro-
gram provides prenatal and postpartum in-home case management services to African American
pregnant and parenting families. They provide health education, prenatal/postpartum support
groups, parenting classes, fatherhood support groups, Daddy and Me activities, life skills training,
community outreach and Community Train the Trainer activities.

Alameda County Public Health Dept EMS Injury Prevention

Francell Haskins, Supervisor
HCSA - Agency Administration & Finance
1000 San Leandro Boulevard., Suite 300, San Leandro, CA 94577
The Public Health Department’s Injury Prevention Program strives to prevent unintentional inju-
ries through programs that target older adults and children. Senior Injury Prevention Program
staff facilitate discussion groups on falls prevention, driving safety and emergency preparedness.
These discussions are held at senior centers, churches and housing complexes. Staff also perform
bone density screening for older adults to assess the risk of osteoporosis. The Childhood Injury
Prevention Program includes: presentations at elementary schools on bike and helmet safety and
child passenger safety education/events, e.g. car seat check-up events and training certified tech-

Alameda County Public Health Department, Maternal, Paternal,

Child & Adolescent Health (MPCAH)
Devra Hutchinson, Program Manager/SIDS Coordinator
1000 San Leandro Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94577
The mission of Alameda County Public Health is to partner with the community to ensure optimal
health and well being for all people. The MPCAH Faith Initiative works to improve outreach and
case finding activities; increase access to health care for low income Medi-Cal eligible popula-
tions; and promote healthy lifestyles to reduce the disparities in maternal, paternal, child and ado-
lescent health among African American, Latino, and Asian populations. The Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome (SIDS) Coordinator ensures mandated follow-up and reconciliation of Alameda
County SIDS cases; and conducts SIDS Risk Reduction Awareness activities for county commu-

“Black in History”
Abayomi Kalaote
Age 16

Lighthouse Community Charter School

East Oakland Youth Development Center

Way back in history there were people, our people, they were slaves.
Taken from their homelands,
Forced to work,
Stripped of their identity,
and given false names.
Tormented harshly until their spirits were broken,
And psalms to God were the only words spoken.

Way back in history these people, our people, were ready to fight.
They stood to unite,
And demand equal rights!
Carried a load on their backs, and only to be beat?
No they weren’t going down, they wouldn’t take a defeat.

Way, way back, in a time called history.

These people, our people, did everything they could to prove they were
Went from building, to living in, to owning a stable.
They lived for a purpose and veered away from all drama;
Paved the way for a man like Obama.

You see, our people are the backbone of America.

Their the reason why we have freedom in this Era.
So the next time you take a look back in history,
It wont be long before you realize….you’ve taken a look
Black in history.

Allen Temple Baptist Church
Daniel Wheeler, Jr., Facilitator
5845 Racine Street, Oakland, CA 94609
Mr. Wheeler teaches individuals about the dynamics of anger and its relationship to domestic
violence and relationships in ethnic communities. This also includes possible solutions and ways
to control anger and deal with increased equality in the new ethnic household.

Allen Temple Baptist Church - AIDS Ministry

Gloria Crowell, Program Director
8501 International Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94621
The AIDS Ministry provides education and prevention services for youth/young adults in the East
Oakland area. The Ministry provides educational forums/workshop series; with collaborative
partners they provide rapid HIV testing to proactively respond to the high incidences of HIV/
STDs in this geographic area.

Alliance for West Oakland

Bruce Cox, Executive Director
1357 5th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Alliance for West Oakland does construction training for at-risk youth between the ages of 18 and

Alternative Family Services
Kaselah Crockett, Director of ITFC/MTFC Programs
111 Myrtle Street Suite 102, Oakland, CA 94607
Alternative Family Services provides foster and adoption placement and care services.

Altruistic Leadership
Annalisa Adams-Qualtiere, President
2635 North First, Suite 243, San Jose, CA 95134
Altruistic Leadership provides leadership development and career management for leaders in
diverse workplaces. Their motto is "We help organizations understand color!"

America Works
Frank Davis
1212 Broadway, 11th floor, Oakland, CA 94612
America Works is a network of private for-profit entrepreneurial employment companies operat-
ing performance-based programs moving individuals from dependence to the gainful world of
work. America Works serves individuals across a broad demographic spectrum.

American Diabetes Association
Ka'Ryn Holder-Jackson, MBA, Associate Director, San Francisco Bay Area
(510) 654-4499 Ext. 7542
492 Ninth Street, Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94607
Diabetes is one of the most serious health problems that the African American community faces
today. Compared to the general population, African Americans are disproportionately affected by
diabetes. 3.7 million, or 14.7 percent of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diabe-
tes. Diabetes is associated with an increased risk for a number of serious, sometimes life-
threatening complications. Diabetes complications include: blindness, kidney disease, amputa-
tions, heart disease and stroke, and nerve damage. Contact the American Diabetes Association to
learn about community-based programs for African Americans.

Ardyss International
Jayna Blackwell, Independent Distributor
9227 Hillside Street, Oakland, CA 94603
Ardyss, co-founded by Alejandro Díaz de León, is a network marketing firm that markets a body-
reshaping garment called Body Magic.

ASA Community Science Center

Sharon Parker, Executive Director
4252 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
ASA Community Science Center is a small, urban, hands-on, minds-on science center and 21st
Century Community Learning Center located in Oakland, California. The Center is a community
of students, parents, teachers, community and business leaders who share a vested interest in
preparing children grades K-12 for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
careers. The Center runs a variety of after-school academic and enrichment science and technol-
ogy programs for grades K-12, along with spring and summer science camps and institutes.

ASA Educational Services
Tovi Scruggs, Educational Consultant
2601-C Blanding Avenue #338, Alameda, CA 94501
ASA Educational Services is an educational advocacy organization with a track record for creat-
ing and providing strategic educational programs proven to enhance learning and success. The
organization supports parents and youth in grades 6 – 12. ASA provides curriculum development,
teacher coaching, consulting, parent education seminars, and academic workshops for students.
ASA also coordinates educational conferences for schools, churches, and organizations. ―Man
Up!‖ and ―Urban Flowers‖© – ASA’s unique gender-specific boys and girls empowerment con-
ferences - are part of their series of success offerings. ASA is focused on creating the Parent

Ascend Institute
Francine Shakir, Executive Director
P. O. Box 3402, Oakland, CA 94609
ASCEND Institute for Educational Change is a unique community-based research organization
for the professional development of educators and the leadership development of administrators,
students and parents. It is designed to provide services to public schools, independent schools,
and community-based programs, by conducting workshops, seminars, two-day trainings, coach-
ing experiences and classroom demonstrations.

Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. (AHC)

Kokomon Clottey, Executive Director
3278 West Street, Oakland, CA 94608
Founded in 1989, AHC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in West Oakland. AHC’s
mission is to eliminate violence by offering creative educational and alternative mental health
programs that uplift the human spirit in order to help build peaceful and loving communities for
all humanity. The organization envisions a world where everyone is whole, safe, educated, and
valued. AHC offers visual and performing art classes for children and youth through ArtEsteem,
support groups, attitudinal healing training, arts professional development, family art nights, di-
versity training, racial healing circle dialogues, mindful drumming meditation, and retreats for

Autism Answers
Linda Pedraza, President
P.O. Box 2632, Oakland, CA 94619
Autism Answers is a public benefit corporation dedicated to providing solutions, information and
resources to families of children on the autism spectrum. These goals are achieved through rais-
ing awareness about autism, strengthening parental rights, finding global educational and medical
solutions, and increasing "diversity and inclusion" in medical, educational, and legal services for
those who are socially and economically disadvantaged.

Baker Community Org

Gilda Baker, Oakland Community Organizer
Peralta Community, Oakland, CA 94607
Gilda Baker is an independent community organizer sharing and networking with other members
of the Peralta Community to effect positive change and collaboration of ideas that work for all
members of the community, especially youth.

Bates and Mays Solutions

Carla Mays, Strategist
760-815-6084 (Cell)
1810 1st Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Bates and Mays provides team building, collaboration/partnership creation, cross sector resource
development, social media, government relations, public/private partnership, branding and cause
marketing, innovative capacity building, constituency building, coaching/training, program devel-
opment, management analysis, research and development; strategic planning, and efficiency and
effectiveness advising in social innovation.

Over 300 attendees pack the Newton-Seale Conference Room at Merritt College to hear
community leaders speak about the state of the African American Community.

Merritt College President Dr. Robert Adams and members of MAAP (Maximum Achievement
Project) welcome attendees to the campus.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (left) and Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (right)

address the crowd.

Supervisor Carson (left) hosted the event
and acted as MC for the day.

Dr. Wade Nobles (right) gave an inspiring

presentation on “Culture: The Glue that

Christina Green (left) and Narea Wilson

(right) express themselves during the Youth

Breante Young answers an audience mem-

ber’s question during the Youth Panel.
Bay Area Action Council
Lawrence VanHook, Lead Organizer
449 15th Street, Suite 201, Oakland, CA 94612
The Bay Area Action Council (BAAC) is an umbrella organization. Regional Congregations and
Neighborhood Organizations Training Center (RCNO) conceived of BAAC as a nine-county
community organizing and capacity building project to respond to pressing issues facing Northern
California families.

Bay Area Black Expo, LLC

Laura Wright, Co-Executive Producer
1179 W A Street #233, Hayward, CA 94541
The Bay Area Black Expo is the largest African American trade show in Northern California.
The first Oakland show took place in the 1990s; the event has been organized by Dr. Diane How-
ell from 1996 until her untimely death in 2008. The Expo serves as a platform for African
American businesses, academic institutions and various community resources that have made a
positive impact in the lives of community members. The historic event has provided the opportu-
nity for sponsors, exhibitors, health and social services agencies to sell and promote their prod-
ucts and to inform the public of the various services that they provide to citizens and consumers.

Bay Area Black Nurses Association

Helen Robinson, Retired Public Health Nurse
5709 Market Street, Oakland, CA 94608
The mission of this organization is to increase the number of black nurses and support the growth
of black nurses in the profession. The organization is trying to increase the number of nurses
serving the underserved populations to create a better quality of health care for all people.

Bay Area Professional Services
Janice Talley, Owner
2444 Frances Street, Unit #9, Oakland, CA 94601
Bay Area Professional Services provides secretarial services ranging from word processing to
legal document preparation. They also do transcription services of tape cassettes and depositions.

Bay Area Regional African American AIDS State of Emergency

Coalition and Alameda County African American State of Emer-
gency Taskforce
Jesse Brooks
1320 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612
The African American Coalition meets monthly and focuses on advocacy and policies with the
intent of slowing down transmissions, and eventually eradicating HIV/AIDS from the commu-
nity. The Coalition is interested in partnering with others that share this vision, but have resources
to address factors that put the African American community at risk more than others, such as
access to care, unemployment, incarceration, substance abuse, housing, and challenges of pov-

Beebe Memorial Cathedral

Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr., Senior Servant-Pastor
3900 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
Beebe Memorial Cathedral Mission statement: "We are devoted to Jesus the Christ as we build a
community of faith through praise and worship, stewardship, education and evangelism. We are
called as believers of the community of faith to serve by meeting the needs of the masses through
ministry. 5,000 members actively engaged in Christian discipleship transforming the Bay Area by
meeting the total needs of the family!"

Berkeley Juneteenth Association, Inc.
Kenneth Tramiel, Sr., Vice President
2923 Jo Ann Drive, Richmond, CA 94806
Berkeley Junteenth is a community-based organization that puts together a yearly festival.

Beyond Your Horizons

Jill Arrington, CEO
9841 Holly Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Beyond Your Horizons (BYH) offers "6-Figure Mindset Mastery" business coaching, success
seminars and workshops, and a networking community to the ―Success Ready‖ woman of color.
In order to move to the next level in your business you must first change your mindset, release
limiting beliefs that hold you and your business back, and increase your knowledge by accessing
the business tools systems of others who are living the 6-figure earning dream. BYH thrives on
taking you beyond your horizons to manifest your desires and live your dream of financial inde-

Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

Matthew Hawkins, Youth Pastor
Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
1520 8th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606
Pastor Hawkins is a Community Organizer and Youth Pastor for Bible Fellowship Missionary
Baptist Church. He runs a summer program that offers life skills training in carpentry, automotive
technology and culinary arts. He also leads a youth-oriented Bible study every Wednesday night.
Following the Bible study, youth can stay to receive tutoring with a special focus on math and
science. Pastor Hawkins also runs Friday night events to bring youth together in a safe environ-

Bingham McCutchen
Chester McGensy, Associate
3 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
Chester McGensy advises corporate clients on a broad range of issues, including banking financ-
ing transactions, corporate governance and bank regulation, regulatory compliance, operations
securities, and related areas of commercial law. He is on the Executive Committee of the
NAACP in San Francisco.

Bingo Casino Shuttle Service, The

Dollene Jones, CEO
15501-G San Pablo Ave., Richmond, CA 94806
This service transports groups to bingo halls, Indian Casinos, Racetracks and Local Airports and
to wine country tours, concerts and sporting events. They also run a Kidzs Party Bus and other
specialty trips.

Black Agriculture
Michael Harris, Vice President, Corporate Relations
P. O. Box 5071, Sacramento, CA 95817
Black Agriculture is the Foundation of Black Culture.


This was a group project designed and completed by students to raise

awareness about the hazards of smoking Partnership with Alameda
County Tobacco Control Project

East Oakland Youth Development Center

Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)

Phil Hutchings, Senior Organizer
1212 Broadway # 812, Oakland, CA 94612
BAJI is an all-black organization composed of African Americans, Africans, and Afro-Latinos
based in the East Bay that deals with the effects of immigration and its relationship to peoples of
the black diaspora here in the U.S. BAJI is primarily an educational and advocacy organization
that leads discussions and dialogues around issues of race, migration and the local impact of glob-

Black Women Organized for Political Action and The Training In-
stitute for Leadership Enrichment (BWOPA/TILE)
LaNiece Jones, Executive Director
920 Peralta Street, Suite 2a , Oakland, CA 94607 and
BWOPA, a 501(c)(4) advocacy membership organization, has seven chapters throughout the state
of California that gather to organize and mobilize women for political action. TILE serves to
support women, particularly African American women, in leadership development and skills
training for positions of leadership within their communities, such as boards and commissions,
and elected and appointed offices.

Black Women's Media Project

Colette Winlock, Project Director
2288 Fulton Street, Suite 103, Berkeley, CA 94704
The Black Women's Media Project promotes healthy and positive cultural messages to reduce
alcohol and substance abuse, provides stress reduction retreats to counter the many stress factors
in our communities, and produces the Crossing the Invisible Line magazine. A speaker's bureau
is available on topics related to stress, nutrition, cultural healing and family related alcohol prob-

Blissful Kitchen
Dorothy Whittenburg, Executive Chef
Blissful Kitchen is a personal chef and catering service that specializes in Mediterranean, Asian
and North African flavors. Please visit the website for more information.

BMB Construction Properties
Marie Roberts De La Parra, CEO
945 Marina Village Parkway, Alameda, CA 94501
BMBCP, a socially responsible entity, was established to help educate as many people as possi-
ble, through construction, why it is important to green up home and work environments. BMBCP
is in the business of elevating people, communities and cities.

Booker T. Washington Empowerment Network

Sarah Rush, Executive Director
P. O. Box 3311, San Leandro, CA 94578
Booker T. Washington Empowerment Network, BTWEN, is a 501(c)(3)organization, founded
and directed by the great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington. BTWEN's main program is
the "Up from Freedom Project." The Project has two components, "Project 16," a series of weekly
mentoring/coaching sessions that lead to the "Freedom Journey," an 8-day historical trip follow-
ing in the footsteps of Booker T. Washington from slavery to freedom.

Boresha International
Rich Hunter, Executive Director
Bay Area
Boresha International produces the world's first and only thermogenic fat-burning coffee and tea
imported from Africa.

Boussole Financial Solutions
Chandra Brown, Owner
PO Box 29786, Oakland, CA 94604
Boussole Financial Solutions offers bookkeeping and consulting services as well as tax prepara-
tion. The firm also serves as conservators.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland

Cal Stanley, President
3300 High Street 2nd Floor—P.O. Box 23203, Oakland, CA 94623
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland is to develop youth into positive contributors
to society. Three BGCO facilities offer safe places to learn and grow and structured year-round
programs, services, and activities that are fun and purposeful in the areas of Character and Lead-
ership Development; Education and Career Development; Health and Life Skills Development;
The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. Our results are great students who are physically fit,
fundamentally sound, and exhibiting positive leisure time habits. Locations: Ossian E. Carr
Branch, 8530 International Blvd.; Anna Marie Whalen Branch, 3300 High St.; Leonard J. Melt-
zer Branch 920 24th St.

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)

boona cheema, Executive Director
2065 Kittredge Street, Suite E , Berkeley, CA 94704
BOSS is an organization committed to helping homeless, poor and disabled people in Alameda
County achieve health and self sufficiency. Access to housing, employment, and good health are
basic human rights. BOSS believes that people also have the right—and the responsibility—to
stand up and demand changes to policies which restrict or deny those rights. They advocate for
change and support people fighting for their rights and social justice. They can break the devastat-
ing cycle of poverty and homelessness. BOSS is a not-for-profit organization and needs support
from the entire community—individuals, businesses, organizations, faith-based institutions, foun-
dations, schools, universities, and people like you.

Caliber Counseling
Carole Brown, Consultant/MSW
2701 Grant Street, #2, Berkeley, CA 94703
Caliber Counseling is a nonprofit community-based 501(c)(3) founded in 1984 to economically
stabilize single parent families and their children through the provision of a comprehensive set of
employment preparation and direct job placement services. The program is based upon the prem-
ise that if parents are stabilized in reaching their goals, then a blueprint is formed upon which
youth can emulate a pattern of success. The program works with the formerly-incarcerated;
youth; men and women.

California Reinvestment Coalition

Kimberly Jones, Policy Advocate
474 Valencia Street, Suite 230, San Francisco, CA 94103
The Coalition advocates for economic justice for communities of color and low income commu-

California Resources and Training (CARAT)

Selma Taylor, Executive Director
1333 Broadway, Suite 604, Oakland, CA 94612
CARAT provides training and capacity building for staff of business development organizations,
non profit organizational assessments and small business technology applications in ecommerce,
website design, collaboration, emarketing, customer relationship management, communication
and financial management software tools for small businesses.

Californians for Justice
Ebony Miller
Oakland, CA
Californians for Justice is a grassroots organization that fights for racial injustice, equality for low
income communities, and educational justice.

Carla Dillard Smith, Deputy and Research Director
P.O. Box 71629, Oakland, CA 94612
CAL PEP provides HIV prevention care and treatment, as well as substance abuse prevention,
case management, street outreach, and community-based research studies.

Care Consults
Dr. Lisa Gifford, CEO
748 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541
Care Consults provides consultations about family decisions regarding care at the end of life.

Frizzell Devers, CEO
Bay Area
catdaddyevents provides local events in and for the community. This includes wine tours, cham-
pagne brunches, mixers, fundraisers, pool/spa parties as well as consulting and coaching for
young event planners.

Center For Family Counseling

Pamela Mchombo-Taylor, Clinical Case Manager
9925 International Boulevard, Suite 6, Oakland, CA 94603
The Center For Family Counseling provides family therapy and case management services to
East Oakland youth.

Center of Hope Community Church

Pastor Maria Reems
8411 Macarthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94605
Center of Hope Community Church has a Food Feeding Program that provides hot meals, grocer-
ies, clothing and meaningful guidance to disadvantaged men and women weekly. The Church
also runs a charter school, The Ernestine C. Reems Academy of Art & Technology, for over 350
students in grades K-8. Students benefit from dedicated teachers and an after-school tutoring
program. The church also owns a 150-unit affordable housing complex where low-income fami-
lies reside in comfortable apartments at below market rates. A 56 unit building for senior housing
provides programs and services to address the needs of seniors. The facility provides an environ-
ment in which seniors feel safe.

Charles Houston Bar Association
Nedra Shawler, President
P. O. Box 1474, Oakland, CA 94604
An affiliate of the National Bar Association, CHBA represents the interests of African American
lawyers, judges and law students throughout Northern California. Founded in 1955, CHBA is
committed to working within the African American community to facilitate access to the justice
system and to promote equal protection under the law.

Church by the Side of the Road

2108 Russell Street, Berkeley, CA 94705
Church by the Side of the Road holds Sunday services at 10 am and Thursday morning Bible
Study at 10 am. Every Thursday the church also holds a noon prayer. Every fifth Sunday the
youth are in charge of the service.

Cinnamongirl, Inc.
Renée Richard, Founder/CEO/Executive Director
P. O. Box 27297, Oakland, CA 94602
Cinnamongirl, Inc. serves to empower and inspire girls of color to realize their highest personal
and professional aspirations. By offering leadership, self-esteem-building activities, and cultural
enrichment opportunities, Cinnamongirls grow into proud, confident, courageous women. The
primary success of CGI relies on the mentoring component, which connects girls with profes-
sional women across career paths and backgrounds. The women are committed in their roles as
mentors and extend themselves to ensure their girls’ needs are being met.

Citizens Concerned for Parolees
Vernell Crittendon, Jr., Executive Director
Merritt College 22500 Campus Drive, Oakland, CA 94619
This organization provides an Adult Program called Citizens for Education and a College Re-
cruitment and Support program. Other programs are the Youth Program R.E.A.L. Choices; Inter-
vention of Criminal Addictive Thinking; and Gang Intervention.

City of Berkeley Public Health Division

Lincoln Casimere, Community Health Worker Specialist
1947 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
The Berkeley Public Health Division is a part of the Department of Health Services. The program
is made up of public health nurses, community outreach workers, health educators, health care
providers, and other public health professionals. The division is committed to eliminating health
inequities in Berkeley and provides direct services for individuals and families to work together
to address the social, educational, economic, and environmental inequities that affect health. The
Public Health Division works to ensure the health and well being of all Berkeley residents.

City of Oakland, Office of Parks & Recreation

Donte Watson, Manzanita Recreation Center Director
2701 22nd Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606
The program offerings include an afterschool program, karate classes (youth & adult), health/
fitness classes (youth & adult), seasonal day camps (winter, spring and summer), adult basketball,
Saturday playgroups (serving youth ages 3-6), teen programs/activities (especially Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday nights), community service, cooking, firefighter preparation classes
(provided by Oakland Black Firefighters Association), basketball, etc.

Joseph Billingsley, Support Services Manager
510-992-7800 (Phone), 510-992-7950 (Fax)
101 Myrtle Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Civicorps promotes youth development through environmental stewardship and community ser-
vice and seeks to further education reform and social change. Through service learning, the prac-
tice of linking academic learning with service that meets real community needs, Civicorps en-
gages young people from all walks of life in their education and development while addressing
environmental and social issues. Through a combination of on-the-job training in environmental
improvement projects and formal classroom instruction, corps members develop their potential in
five interconnected areas: academics, citizenship, communication, employability and life skills.

Coalition of Black Professional Organizations

Verna Brooks, Founding Member, Executive Team
2525 Woolner Avenue, Fairfield, CA 94533
The Coalition of Black Professional Organizations is a collaboration of Black Professional Asso-
ciations working together to leverage its membership and resources to increase visibility.

Communications Consultant
Tracy Baxter
Oakland, CA 94610
Tracy offers writing, editing, and communications services to nonprofits and other cause-related
organizations that want to get the word out about their work and gain new support. From print to
the web, from conception to completion, she expertly handles all communications projects.

Community Housing Development Corporation
Eleanor Piez, Resource Development Director
510-412-9290 ext. 23
1535-A Third St., Richmond, CA 94801
CHDC was founded in 1990 by residents of North Richmond who were seeking to improve hous-
ing opportunities, eliminate blight, and create better economic conditions. Today CHDC has built
or rehabilitated over 200 homes for low-moderate income first time buyers. CHDC sponsors
almost 700 affordable rental units and provides homeownership counseling and financial fitness
education to 1,000 households per year. The organization also assists 2500 low-income taxpayers
to obtain their full, correct tax refunds each year and is recognized statewide for its asset building
and foreclosure mitigation work.
Angela Spell, Principal Consultant
1530 Myrtle Street, Oakland, CA 94607 is a management consulting firm serving government, business and
community executive leadership in three lines of business: 1) Strategic Consulting 2) Strategic
Project Management 3) Peace & Nonviolence Communication Training, Design and Support. A
bridge builder between constituents, Founder and Principal Consultant Angela Spell measures
success in terms of a positive impact on a Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet and Profit. Her
portfolio includes projects with the US Surgeon General, Congresswoman Diane Watson, Charles
Schwab & Co., Macromedia, SFSU, Kaiser Permanente, MHN HealthNet and Oakland Coalition
of Congregations.

Core Community Services

Rayna Lett-Bell, Founder
P.O. Box 20998, Oakland, CA 94620
Core Community Services provide support to local nonprofits in the areas of youth and commu-
nity programming, workforce development, capacity building and fund development.

“African Love”
Sharon Jenkins

This piece was created at a workshop at EOYDC conducted by a

Zimbabwean guest sculptor
You must bring out ―the spirit of the stone‖

East Oakland Youth Development Center

CorrieCo Marketing and Communications
Corrie J. Sampson, CEO
Antioch, CA
CorrieCo provides text message advertising to increase a company's profits and decrease its ex-
penses. This is brand new media and a paradigm shift from traditional blind marketing to more
effective and efficient permissive opt-in advertising, as well as the ability to consistently stay in
touch with your current customers.

Cypress Mandela Training Center, Inc.

Art Shanks, Executive Director
2229 Poplar Street, Oakland, CA 94607
The Cypress Mandela Training Center is a community resource committed to enhancing the vi-
ability of the construction trades industry through first-rate life skills and technical training in
directed pre-apprentice programs. Participants experience positive life changes as they gain multi-
trade expertise and learn environmental assessment and administrative operations. By creating
bridges and career connections for youth, the Center empowers a diverse socio-economic com-
munity at large.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Berkeley Bay Area Alumnae Chapter

Gwendolyn Mosley, President
P. O. Box 3868, Berkeley, CA 94703
For over 75 years, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has provided consistent community ser-
vice to marginalized communities. The chapter continues to provide programs and services for
adults and children in the areas of education, health promotion, adult and child literacy, mentor-
ship for at-risk youth, and advocacy on major social, economic and political issues. Activities
include the Delta GEMS, a mentorship and college preparatory/advocacy program for inner-city
girls; the Children’s Book Club, a literacy promotion program that provides education, resources,
and modeling on how to increase reading competency for at-risk children in grades 3-5 in the
West Oakland area.

Disposition Management Solutions (DMS)
James Gordon
4101 Dublin Boulevard, Suite F-231, Dublin, CA 94568
DMS is a full-service property management company dedicated to helping their customers man-
age foreclosed rentals in compliance with the ―Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act‖ and dis-
pose of REO assets quickly, efficiently and for the best price. They offer a robust property man-
agement solution to financial institutions, investors and servicers. This turn-key solution lever-
ages their network of top-tiered property managers, reporting software and internal asset manag-
ers to deploy a scalable, national program. Their staff offers more than 70 years combined experi-
ence in REO, Property Management, Property Valuation, Sales, Mortgage Consulting and Con-
struction Project Management.

Diversity Is Victory Among Sisters with Soldiers of Life (DIVAS

with SOL)
Tara Jones, Founder/CEO
10901 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 204, Oakland, CA 94605
DIVAS with SOL is a non-profit for 5th-7th graders. The mission is to empower females and
males separately and bring them together to create positive energy within each other and the com-

Divine Connection Services, Inc.

Annette Haugabook, CEO
4805 Fairfax Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601
Divine Connection Services works with other businesses and non-profits to provide social ser-
vices and support services.

Downs Memorial United Methodist Church
Lorraine Macneal, Pastor
6026 Idaho Street, Oakland, CA 94608
The Church has a Sunday school for adults and youth starting at 9am. Worship services take
place every Sunday at 10am. The church also has a feeding ministry—hot meals every Wednes-
day and grocery bag give-aways once a month. Other programs include youth activities, Girl
Scouts (Sr. and Jr.), Adult Bible Study, Adult Activity Brain Academy Class, drama ministry,
choir and prayer meetings.

Early Childhood Educator

Stella Collins
9623 Elmview Drive, Oakland, CA

East Bay Municipal Utility District

Beverly Johnson
Contract Equity Administrator
P. O. Box 24055, Oakland, CA 94623-1055
EBMUD is the public water and wastewater utility for the East Bay.

East Bay National Society Black Engineers Jr.
Frances Wilson, Executive Director
Pittsburg High School, PO Box 8841, Pittsburg, CA 94565
The East Bay NSBE Jr. K-12 Programs are a series of fall and spring sessions lasting 10 weeks
each semester, 5½ hour Saturday programs. Each student assumes a role as a mechanical, soft-
ware, electrical, industrial engineer, or computer scientist. Upon completion of the design project
and PowerPoint documentation, teams exhibit and/or compete with their designs at a Northern
California First Lego League Regional Competition, NSBE Fall Regional Conference (FRC),
and/or NSBE National Convention. Parent participation is mandatory. East Bay NSBE Jr. has
achieved 100% high school graduation and college going rates amongst students who success-
fully complete the program.

East County Association of Realtist

Tique Lee Caul, President
4041 Lone Tree Way, Suite. 101, Antioch, CA 94531
As a minority real estate trade association, the East County Association of Realtist’s mission is to
enhance the economic access, influence and empowerment of its members. The Association pro-
vides an environment where the meaningful exchange of ideas and creativity flourishes to elevate
underserved communities. The Association welcomes, embraces, includes and empowers all real
estate professionals in the community and seeks unity and camaraderie among all. If you are in
alignment with this vision, we encourage you to join us!

East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC)

Regina Jackson, Executive Director
510-569-8088 or
8200 International Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94621
Founded in 1973, EOYDC is a community-based 501(c)(3) agency dedicated to developing chil-
dren and youth into healthy, self-supporting and aware citizens. The Center's free comprehensive
programs are coordinated to meet the clients' emotional, physical, intellectual, and economic
needs. The Center is open Monday through Friday, and is located in the Elmhurst District of East
Oakland. Programs include: adult/youth computer training classes, GED preparation, job training
and placement, Pathway to College program, homework center (K-12th grades), after-school arts
(music, dance, drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, cooking), physical development and
volunteer programs.

Education Development Opportunities, Inc.
Osagie Enabulele, President/CEO
P. O. Box 72294, Oakland, CA 94612
This organization creates opportunities through education, mentorship and community develop-

Education is the Best Medicine

George Pearson, Physician Assistant
510-207-4614 or 510-750-9889
Education is the Best Medicine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit promoting health, education and media

Edwin Lombard Management, LLC

Edwin Lombard, President/CEO
455 Capitol Mall, Suite 317, Sacramento, CA 95814
Edwin Lombard Management, LLC is a consulting firm that advocates for minority small busi-
nesses, CBOs, and faith-based organizations throughout the state of California in order to give
people of color a seat at the political table. The company's purpose is to help people of color en-
gage in the political process.

eegotistiq kynd
Ebony Mister, Event Specialist/Owner
125 2nd Street #710, Oakland, CA 94607
eegotistiq kynd provides event planning, production services, and a program called PlayDate Bay

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Shemika Skipworth, Director of Finance and Administration
344 40th Street, Oakland, CA 94609
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is a strategy and action center working for justice, op-
portunity and peace in urban America. Based in Oakland, the Center promotes positive alterna-
tives to violence and incarceration through four cutting-edge campaigns: Green Collar Jobs,
Books Not Bars, Heal the Streets and Soul of the City.

Elmhurst Neighborhood Council

Laura McCoy
9715 Olive Street, Oakland, CA 94603
Residents of the neighborhood from 82nd to 98th and Bancroft to International in the Elmhurst
district form the Elmhurst Neighborhood Council. The Council seeks to transform the neighbor-
hood into a safe, clean place to live, play and work. Programs include a community garden.
Activities include blight "busting" and graffiti abatement.

EME, Inc. ('Expresscious' Moments Enterprises)
Valerie Cooper, President
P. O. Box 30072, Oakland, CA 94604
EME's mission is to present, inspire, unveil and create profound "abundantly self-expressive"
moments for individuals to find their destiny. Self expression is presented in the arts.

Envirocom Communications Strategies, LLC

Surlene Grant, Managing Member
Envirocom provides community relations, public relations and public affairs for construction,
development, community development, housing and transportation projects.

Equip "U"
Melba R. Davis-Russaw, Ed.D., Owner
3933 Altamont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94605
Equip "U" is a tutoring and consulting agency.

Anti-Smoking Billboard

Designed and painted by East Oakland Youth Development Center and

Alameda County Smoking Cessation Project

Renee Jackson
Fremont, CA
This company is a third party administrator providing workers' compensation insurance for busi-

Files At A Glance
Zandile Christian, Owner
3405 Dimond Avenue, Suite 5 (by appointment only), Oakland, CA 94602
Files At A Glance is a files organizer service that turns filing dreams into a reality by organizing
file systems to make identifying and finding information quick and easy. Files At A Glance pro-
vides records management, document control, data entry, administrative assistance services; qual-
ity service, satisfaction results, free consultation.

First 5 Alameda County

Carla Keener, Program Services Administrator
1100 San Leandro Boulevard, Suite 120, San Leandro, CA 94577
First 5 Alameda County is funded by revenue from Proposition 10 Tobacco Tax, which was
passed by California voters in 1998. First 5 focuses on children and families from prenatal to age
five years. First 5 works to ensure that every child reaches his or her developmental potential.
The programs improve early childhood development through family support, parent education,
child care and health services and promotes systematic change.

From Heart to Hand

Naa Dodua, Founder/Director
4100 Redwood Road #234, Oakland, CA 94619
From Heart to Hand is a non-profit organization that specializes in education, international rela-
tions, life skills training and Rites of Passage programs.

Future Achievement International
Reggie Mastin, Senior Business Advisor
1570 76th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621
Future Achievement International provides character and behavior-based human capital solutions,
including assessment technology, train-the-trainer and executive/leadership coaching.

GAO Associates, Inc.

Festus Ogbeide, President
3035 Chapman Street #1, Oakland, CA 94601
GAO Associates is a green building consultant that provides real estate appraisals and rental
property management.

Barbara Fuller, Board and Communications Chair
1707 Gouldin Rd., Oakland, CA 94611
GENESIS is a regional, interfaith organization based in Oakland and an affiliate of the Gamaliel
Foundation. The organization's current issue is transit equity and to that extent, they have en-
gaged successfully in the public arena with BART, specifically related to the proposed expendi-
ture of funds for an Airport Connector. They recently received an award from San Francisco's
Public Advocates for their transit equity work.

Gente Bella Salon Spa
Chus Ebako, Owner/Founder
387 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
Gente Bella is a full service European-style spa salon that provides high quality individual ser-
vices to men and women of all ethnicities. The staff believes that guests deserve to feel healthy,
beautiful, elegant, unique, comfortable and relaxed. The hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-7 pm
and Saturday, 9 am -5 pm.

Get Screened Oakland

Adriann McCall, Program Manager
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
Get Screened Oakland is an HIV/AIDS education and awareness program that is facilitated by
Mayor Ronald V. Dellums.

Girls Far Above Rubies (GFAR)

Brenda Gardner-White, Founder
8411 Macarthur Boulevard; Mailing: PO Box 5371, Oakland, 94605, Oakland, CA 94605
GFAR is a grass-roots village of concerned mothers/caregivers who combine their talents, gifts
and resources to empower girls in the community. Their mission is to empower girls age 7 to 12
years old in healthy life-options, education excellence and self-awareness by sharing time, knowl-
edge, resources and exposure to the arts.

GirlTalk (Inspiring You Ministries, Inc.)
Lakita Long, Director/Founder
P. O. Box 3902, Antioch, CA 94531
Girltalk is a program of Inspiring You Ministries, Inc., which is a non-profit public charity. Girl-
talk provides conferences, workshops, and educational events for girls ages 8 to 21 years old, and
the women who support them. The program has positioned itself to strategically help girls posi-
tively speak their truth and change their life. Since the inception of the Girltalk Conferences
(September 2008), the program has positively impacted more than 1500 girls and their parents; all
without any funding. Future proposed Girltalk programs will assist girls with: 1) Life Skills 2)
Leadership Development 3) Speaking Well From the Inside Out 4) Educational Prep and 5) Girl-
Talk Money Talk.

Grant Writers Guild, The

Kathleen Greely, President/CEO
Oakland, CA 94606
The GWG seeks to serve through community outreach to non profit organizations, institutions
and business organizations that do not have their own development staff or need additional help
to supplement their existing development staff. Our goals are to provide a framework for commu-
nity and capacity building services through the use of grant writing teams and fellowships
grounded in cultural competency. The Guild’s current focus is Cultural Arts, Health and Afford-
able Housing.

Growth Strategies Unlimited

Janet Miller Evans, Principal/President
71 Chancellor Court, Suite C, Alamo, CA 94507
Growth Strategies Unlimited provides business planning, sales, client relationships management,
and grant/proposal training.

GZ PhotoZ
Curtis Jermany, Photographer
P. O. Box 5211, Oakland, CA 94605
GZ PhotoZ provides photography services including events, editorials, portraiture, fashion, fine
art and street photography. Three photos were recently sold to the city of Oakland.

Hand to Hand Marketing Black Expo

Dr. Annette Shelton, Special Projects Manager
103A Broad Street, San Francisco, CA 94112
Hand to Hand Marketing Black Expo provides marketing and advertising services.

Hayward Police Department

Jacqueline Bautista, Family Counselor
300 W. Winton Ave., Hayward , CA 94544
Ms. Bautista is an on site school counselor for a Hayward middle and high school. When she is
not in the schools, she works as a crisis counselor and assists officers with families who have
been victimized by crimes. In the summer, she works with youth in the Junior Giants program,
which offers underserved youth an opportunity to play baseball.

Tyrese Johnson
Age 17

Senior at Oakland Technical High School

Attitudinal Healing Connection (ArtEsteem Program)

Healthy Oakland
Pastor Raymond Lankford, Executive Director
2572 - 2580 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612
Healthy Oakland's mission is to decrease violence and health disparities in people of color. The
organization accomplishes this by collaborating with other community conscious organizations,
churches, businesses, and individuals.

Hockenhull Law Firm
Tamiza Hockenhull, Owner, Managing Attorney
1271 Washington Avenue, #597, San Leandro, CA 94577
The Hockenhull Law Group provides a full range of services to its clients. Their attorneys have
separate specialties, which combined enable the firm's General Practices to be varied and substan-
tial. Their legal services include Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Foundation Formations, Cor-
porate Formations, LLCs, Non-Profit Designations, Charitable Remainders, Living Trusts, Wills,
Contracts, Business Law, Family Law and Real Estate Law. The firm offers a free consultation.

Howard University Alumni Club of the San Francisco Bay Area

Camille Harvey, President
P. O. Box 27455, Oakland, CA 94602
The Howard University Alumni Club of the San Francisco Bay Area is a non-profit organization
designed for Howard Alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area to keep in contact with one another,
giving alumni an opportunity to keep abreast on events dealing with the University. The organi-
zation also provides the Bay Area with a resource about Howard University and how to get stu-
dents from the Bay Area to Howard.

Imani Community Church

George C.L. Cummings, Ph.D., Pastor
3300 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602
Imani Community Church holds Sunday morning services at 10:30 am and Bible Study on Sun-
days at 9 am and Wednesdays at 7 am. The Temple Builders Gym is open Monday, Wednesday
and Friday from 5:15-7:30 pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 9-11 am with a donation of $15/
month for water and towels. The gym includes 24 Hour Nautilus equipment, Curves, and 2 in-
structors. The Church also runs a youth ministry.

Improving Pregnancy Outcomes Program (IPOP)
Kay Adams, Director
1000 San Leandro Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94577
IPOP provides support services for low income pregnant and parenting African American
women, their children and partners. IPOP promotes healthy women, pregnancies, babies and

Infinity Investments
Steve Peterson, Broker/Owner
220 4th Street, Suite #102, Oakland, CA 94607
Infinity Investments provides commercial and investment real estate services.

Inspire Learning Center

Mary Ann Norman, Director
4400 Keller Avenue, Suite 240, Oakland, CA 94605
Inspire Learning Center is a tutoring service offered for students in grades K-6 in Oakland and
surrounding areas. The Center focuses on reading, writing, mathematics, and homework help.
Staff assess the students and then create a learning program designed to meet the needs of each
student. According to parents and teachers, students are achieving higher grades in the classroom
and are more eager to learn. The environment is pleasant, comfortable, and conducive to learning.
Getting a snack, juice, and a free prize before they leave is also a plus!

Interagency Children's Policy Council
Zandra Washington, Program Specialist
1000 San Leandro Boulevard, 3rd Floor, San Leandro, CA 94577
The Interagency Children's Policy Council (ICPC) is a County sponsored collaborative of agen-
cies serving Alameda County's low income and vulnerable children and families. Since 1994,
ICPC has used cross-agency collaboration as a strategy for improving outcomes for children and
families while promoting institutional change at the county level. ICPC is responsible for linking
the planning and development of the AB 1741 Youth Pilot Project, Family Preservation and Sup-
port, and county-wide school-linked services.

Inter-City Services, Inc.

Montell Currin, Jr., Business Services Manager & Veteran Representative
3269 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Since 1984, the non-profit Inter-City Services (ICS) agency has helped clients overcome multiple
barriers to employment and acquire the skills necessary to find jobs in high-growth, opportunity-
rich economic sectors. The program opens pathways to high-salary employment that replaces
dependency with self-sufficiency. Their specific objectives include providing clients with: educa-
tional opportunities and certifications; marketable skills through computer software and hardware
training; job-search and placement assistance; job counseling and retention services; information
and referral services; and justified self-confidence.

Inward Journeys Consulting

Dr. NNeka Harrison & Dr. Chris Harrison, , Founders
1300 Clay Street, Suite 600, Oakland, CA 94612
Inward Journeys Consulting provides educational consultation, products and services to teachers,
parents, school leaders, and other community stakeholders. Since 2001, Inward Journeys Consult-
ing has partnered with public and private entities and individual families concerned about im-
proving the quality of K-12 education.

Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council
Otheree Christian, President
598 6th Street, Richmond, CA 94801
Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council is an organization that brings residents together to improve
the community and to fight issues that are facing the community.

J & C Consulting Services Inc.

Jaime F. Jones, CEO/President
510-632-1847 (Office:)
510-851-3538 (Cell)
2245 82nd Avenue, Oakland, CA 94605
1151 Mission St. SF, CA 94103
J&C provides Alameda County and its SLEB (Small Local Emerging Business) program a Gen-
eral Scope of Professional Services in consulting, architecture/planning in creative and concep-
tual, designing and planning for the County and its SLEB’s projects. This includes optional or
preferred schemes, with an emphasis and specialization in hand drawings/sketches and 3D ren-
derings and animatic tours. Visual and concept consulting support in architecture, interiors, urban
design, and planning.

Jaguar Productions
Graig Brooks, Entrepreneur
2937 Cloudview Lane, Hayward, CA 94541
Jaguar Productions is an independent media company that focuses on faith-based and non-profit
organizations. It is comprised of fashion and event photography, Unity online community news-
paper, basic web design, freelance journalism and promotions. Their motto is "Improving and
Uplifting the Community."

Marc Philpart, Director of Business Development
1458 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Jippidy is a video business directory that provides video production and social media manage-
ment for small and medium sized businesses and organizations.

Jireh Housing & Training Center

Veronica Lowery, Executive Director/Owner
10330 Royal Ann , Oakland, CA 94605
Jireh Housing & Training Center provides housing and community care.

JL Financial Solutions, LLC

Joseph Larkin, Past President ARPB (Associated Real Property Brokers, Inc.)
1714 Franklin Street, #100-228, Oakland, CA 94612
JL Financial Solutions, LLC is a multi-faceted company operating in the areas of full service real
estate consulting; educational and financial literacy service products. They have over 20 years
experience working with the faith-based community; professional trade associations; banks; title
companies; government; elected officials; community-based organizations; and television and
internet talk shows.

John Muir Elementary School Girl's Club
Jacquelyn McWhorter, Peace Officer/Instructional Aide
45 Anair Way, Oakland, CA 94605
The Club offers girls transitional and self empowerment skills.

Joyce Gordon Fine Art Gallery

Joyce Gordon, Owner/Director
406 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
The Gallery exhibits Bay Area and international artworks, paintings, sculptures, and photography.
All artworks are for sale and some are available for rental. The gallery space is also available for
private events. Hours are 9 am - 6 pm Wednesday to Friday and 1 pm - 4 pm on Saturday and

Keep it Moving Innovations (KIMI Consulting)

Kimberlli Walker, Consultant
3 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
KIMI Consulting supports community-based organizations and businesses in the launch of pro-
gram initiatives.

KLN Publishing, LLC
Kevin L. Nichols, President & CEO
KLN Publishing, LLC is a small independent publishing company located in Northern California
that specializes in writing and publishing various forms of media since its conception in 2004.
KLN Publishing specializes in providing expertise in the following areas: public relations, media
relations, social networking, marketing, communications, and event planning. KLN Publishing
publishes material on food, wine, travel, entertainment, politics, community activism, business,
career guidance, and self-help topics in various mediums such as magazines, newspapers, radio,
and television.

Lake Chabot Junior Golf Academy

David Killingsworth, President
11450 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605
The Golf Academy teaches youth to be better citizens through golf. They have 4 session per year,
each 11 weeks long. The sessions are free for youth aged 8 to 18. They provide course access,
range balls, teaching and life skills.

Laney Black Student Union

Jabari Shaw, President
900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94607
The Student Union advocates for students at Laney College. The union runs a book share and
peer counseling program.

“Citizens of Oakland”
Abayomi Kalaote
Age 16
East Oakland Youth Development Center

Straight up and down man I never had a father.

Growing up is hard gotta be the oldest daughter.
Missing out on a father figure led me to use my womanly figure,
That’s how I got my boo.
He was lookin good and he thought I was too;
So we went to his house and we did what we do!

But then I think, and now I stop.

How could my life just KABOOM and KURPLOP.
My momma’s gonna hate me,
Cause im 16 with a baby,
And now ―ol’dude‖ is acting shady!!
Its so unreal.
All the single mothers, y’all know the deal.

But if you think about it…Just think about it.

Can’t really blame the father when his life is ―out of order‖
Drug dealing on the corner made a dollar;
from a quarter.
It was all good til he heard BANG BANG!
And its sad to say he never made it out the game.

Well were im from it happens way too often.

A mother crying tears, her son laying in a coffin.
Cant deal with the pain of loosing her first child.
Every few minutes gotta hit a Black & Mild.
Da homies rock his tee, and reminisce when they smokin….

These are the tales of the citizens of Oakland.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Bette Muhammad, H&S Specialist
959 43rd Street, Oakland, CA 94608
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory is a Research and Development community run by the Depart-
ment of Energy. The Lab runs programs for interested high school students to take advantage of
math, science and computers.

Leadership Excellence
Saleem Shakir, Executive Director
1714 Franklin Street, Suite 325, Oakland, CA 94612
The mission of Leadership Excellence is to educate African American youth on how to bring
about social change. They outreach to probation, foster care, street corners and other areas where
youth are likely to be disengaged from school and society. They provide a safe, supportive com-
munity where young people can address the pain of racism, sexism, violence, poverty, and op-
pression. Through personal healing work, skill development, and political education, the youth
become confident participants in a systemic change that begins with ―self.‖ Building on the de-
feat of self-hatred, coupled with access to new support systems, they progress in their personal
development and healing .

Legacies of Excellence
Robert Coleman, Founder
201 East 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94606
Legacies of Excellence is a grade 6 to 8 charter school. The school's mission is to help high-need
students experience scholastic, social, and personal success, and provide them with the academic
foundation needed to excel in high school and college. The school’s graduates will enter 9th
grade with the knowledge, skills, work habits, and attitudes needed to thrive in a challenging
college-prep program.

LEGACY Project, The
Andrea Morrison, Principal
925 623-6062
East Bay, CA
The LEGACY Project provides Life Insurance to underserved communities to begin to build
generational wealth to protect the community from unfortunate and or unforeseen circumstances.
The project leads workshops and seminars on the importance of creating a will, estate, power of
attorney and life insurance.

Character Mural
Artists: Genesis Preciado 18, Josue Preciado 16, Alma Arce 18,
Jose Mendoza 18

East Oakland Youth Development Center

Levy Promotional Products, Inc.
Shorron Levy, CEO
510 3rd Street, Oakland, CA 94607
This promotional products company provides custom imprinted items for any occasion. The com-
pany is a certified Alameda County Small Local Emerging Business (SLEB) vendor & State Cer-
tified Small Business.

LifeLong Medical Care

2344 6th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
LifeLong Medical Care provides Medi-Cal and psychosocial services for all ages.

Bill "Cinnabar" Jones, President
P.O. Box 21198, Oakland, CA 94620
LifeSaverPC provides managed I.T. services, design-implement-support, servers, workstations
and routers for small to medium sized businesses.

Lovitt & Associates
DaBora Lovitt, CEO
24505 Diamond Ridge Drive, Hayward, CA 94544
Lovitt & Associates provides economic development and business planning for small, large and
non profit businesses. The company creates longevity and creative innovative opportunities for
the wealth of the community and the business.

Marketing, Management & Health Care Consulting, LLC

Chiquita Tuttle, President & CEO
Chiquita Tuttle is a management consultant specializing in transition management and organiza-
tional leadership. She has effective sales and marketing experience, including strategic account
planning, training, capacity building and board development. Fund Development consultation
services are provided in partnership with Saad and Shaw Fund Development Services.

MBH Enterprises
Michael Hudson, CEO
1801 104th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94603
MBH Enterprises provides small business computer services, including managed IT Services,
computer and server support, data backup, disaster recovery, network security, custom software
solutions, remote network monitoring, technology assessment and planning.

McClymonds Alumni Association
Letitia Henderson, Chair, Community Relations
2607 Myrtle Street, Oakland, CA 94607
The Alumni Association provides supportive connections for alumni of McClymonds High
School and the West Oakland Community. The group also coordinates scholarships and commu-
nity service projects for students at McClymonds High School.

McCullum Youth Court

Sean Duren, Deputy Director
285 17th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
McCullum Youth Court, founded in 1994, offers first-time youth offenders a second chance
through the principles of restorative justice, peer accountability and empowering opportunities.
In addition to operating a free, legally binding peer court, Youth Court provides gender specific
case-management services and in-house workshops for youth offenders. Training and employ-
ment opportunities are also available for youth offenders who complete the program and volun-
teer youth who would like to hold a position in the peer court. Today, Youth Court reaches ap-
proximately 3,000 youth and families. throughout Alameda County.

Mentoring Center, The

Celsa Snead, Executive Director
The Mentoring Center
1221 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612
The Mentoring Center provides mentoring services training and technical assistance for mentor-
ing organizations. The Center also runs mentoring programs and transformative mentoring groups
for youth.

Photo class
East Oakland Youth Development Center

Students went into the community to take pictures of what

interested them

Merriwether and Williams Insurance Services

Bernida Reagan, Director of Community and Client Relations
449 15th Street, Suite 405, Oakland, CA 94612
Merriwether and Williams provides technical assistance, boding and finance for small and minor-
ity businesses; small business and non-profit policy and program development and consulting.

Michael Blanks, CPA
5801 Christie Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94602
Michael Blanks is a Certified Public Accountant

MILO Models
Jade Hall, CEO
4121 Laguna Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
MILO Models is an etiquette and finishing school for men and women ages 9 and up. The com-
pany is also a talent management group.

MindWorks Net
Dedoceo Habi
P. O. Box 10535, Oakland, CA 94610
Dedoceo Habi is a community health advocate and filmmaker. MindWorks Net uses film to raise
awareness, stimulate dialogue, and have a positive impact on the challenges facing the commu-
nity. As a community organizer, Mr. Habi has worked on a number of projects that bring the
community together with diverse agencies and leaders.

Muhammad Mosque #26B
Keith Muhammad, Minister
5277 Foothill Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94601
The Muhammad Mosque #26B is the Oakland Representative mosque for the Honorable Minister
Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. The Mosque’s work is the resurrection and cultivation
of the people of God; to free people from the bondage of sin, disunity, self-hatred and ignorance.
It is to teach love of self, God, family and community; and put faith to work by building institu-
tions which reflect the best self-interests of the community.

My Sisters Keeper
Shamisha Lowery-Johnson, CEO
5008 Union Mine Drive, Antioch, CA 94531
My Sisters Keeper is a mentoring program that gives women a day to relax, take a break and tell
other sisters what they are going through. The women come to laugh, cry and get advice on what
to do in certain situations.

Althea Bragg, Independent Contractor
Mytvbids is an online reverse auction where customers can keep more of their money while pur-
chasing online the items they need. Customers bid the price down, not up and it is free to sign up.
Customers need to use mytvclassifieds #102031 to register. Users earn show bids credits when
they share this great blessing of savings with family and friends.

NAACP, San Francisco Branch
Reverend Dr. Amos Brown
1290 Filmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115
The San Francisco NAACP is committed to equality and justice for all. The oldest and most
effective civil rights organization in the country will continue to fight for freedom until all people
have realized the equal hand of justice.

National Marrow Donor Program

Perry Bowens, Recruitment Manager
510-834-8500 ext. 7013
1330 Broadway, Suite #501, Oakland, CA 94612
The National Marrow Donor Program, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN operates the "Be The
Match" Donor Registry (the largest marrow registry in the world). The Program's job is to match
up volunteer marrow donors with patients in need of a marrow transplant. They have Donor and
Transplants centers in all 50 states and 9 foreign countries. Perry Bowens is the recruitment man-
ager of the Northern California and Northwest District and manages recruitment offices in both
Oakland, California and Portland, Oregon. His area covers Northern California, Oregon, Wash-
ington State and Utah.

Ned Saturu
Community Development Consultant
9425 Peach Strett #3 , Oakland, CA 94602
Ned Saturu independently works with businesses, non-profits and community organizations
through strategic partnerships to create self determination through economic independence and
social justice.

Networking InterCommunity Achievement
Marissa Saunders, Educational Consultant
2531 Chelsea Drive, Oakland, CA 94611
Networking InterCommunity Achievement provides advocacy, diversity/cultural competency
workshops-trainings, political campaign management, grassroots organizing, youth development
and program development.

New World Collaborative

Founders: Ansar Muhammad, Organizational Development Consultant and Khaleedah Muhammad, Organ-
izational Development Consultant
366 HoneyDew Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591
New World Collaborative is a consulting organization specializing in networking; community
development; program design and facilitation; sales and marketing.

NorCal Sister Cities International

Brenda Brumfield, Board Member
355 Barcelona Street, Vallejo, CA 94591
NorCal Sister Cities International provides a forum for communication and interaction to increase
global peace and cooperation among individuals and the international sister cities of cities in
Northern California, especially those affiliated with Africa. The Sister City Committee of Vallejo
is affiliated with Bagamoyo, Tanzania.

Northern California Chapter of the Teamsters National
Black Caucus
Jerome Otis, President
510-467-9075 (Alicia Joseph, Personal Assistant) or
1714 Franklin Street, Room 100 Box 351 , Oakland, CA 94612
The Northern California Chapter of the Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) is an organiza-
tion of black Teamster men and women who are united by their special concerns for the rights
and conditions of workers. Working within the framework of the International Brotherhood of
Teamsters Constitution, the TNBC seeks to address pressing issues confronting black workers,
ranging from increased participation to outreach to the African-American community and other
communities of color. The TNBC is not a separate union.

Northwestern Mutual
Jasper Smith, Financial Representative
100 Pringle Avenue, Suite 505, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Jasper Smith is a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual. He helps clients to achieve
financial goals to identify their current financial picture with their future financial goals. He is
looking to build a relationship that will serve clients' needs over time.

O.D. Consults, Inc.

Eric Reed, Consultant
1520 Alice Street, Suite 306, Oakland, CA 94612-4162
O.D. Consults, Inc. is a secondary education consulting firm that focuses on curriculum assess-
ment, education alternatives, technical editing, grants and proposals.

Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce
Wil Hardee, President & CEO
449 15th Street, Suite 410, Oakland, CA 94612
The Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce advocates for small businesses.

Oakland C.A.N.
Wilson Riles, President
3746 39th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94619
Oakland C.A.N. is a for-profit community service organization. The service they offer is a
strengthening of grassroots "links" service. They network from the neighborhood block level to
the city-wide level and beyond to listen, inform, refer, coordinate, and enhance those efforts and
activities intended to improve the justice and quality of life in the community of Oakland.

Oakland City ID Card Coalition

C/O Centro Legal de la Raza, 3022 International Blvd, Suite 410, Oakland, CA 94601
The Oakland City ID Card Coalition is a coalition of organizations and individuals who led the
movement to create a municipal identification card program for all Oakland residents. In June
2009, the City Council passed a city ordinance to create such a program. This program is in the
pre-implementation phase as of May 2010.

Selloane Kalaote
Age 15

Lighthouse Community Charter School

East Oakland Youth Development Center

Maria Gonzalez,
Age 17 and Gladys

Community of Small
Youth UpRising

Oakland Exploratory Children's Museum, The

Gina Davenport, Executive Director
This organization is a hands-on museum-on-the-go program for children and families. The Mu-
seum provides enrichment activities in the areas of science, art, culture, environmental awareness,
health (fitness and nutrition), technology and engineering.

Oakland Local
Susan Mernit, Co-founder
c/o TechLiminal, 268 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Oakland Local ( is a diverse and non-profit news & community site with a
social justice focus, located here in Oakland. They offer free trainings to community groups in
using the internet and social media to get stories and information out, and operate a busy website
with many diverse voices. Much of the team is volunteer; they have 35 community partners and
support small businesses with affordable training in blogging, social media and online marketing.

Oakland Print and Copy Center, Inc.
Robert Jeffrey, President
2628 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612
Oakland Print and Copy Center, Inc. is the largest African American owned printing and copying
business in Northern California. They excel in producing books, magazines, event programs,
memorial programs, church and organization program booklets, funeral programs, political mail-
ers, business cards, letterhead, envelopes, brochures, newsletters, posters, campaign literature,
flyers, tickets, wedding packages, fundraising/informational mailers, souvenir books, CD ROM
tray cards/inserts, booklets, calendars, banners, door hangers, car, truck magnets, car/truck wraps,
designer t-shirts, custom t-shirts, resumes and menus. They offer off-set printing, short run print-
ing, full graphics design services, and much more.

Oakland Tenants Union

James E. Vann, Co-Founder
P.O. Box 10573, Oakland, CA 94610
The Oakland Tenants Union represents, safeguards and protects the interests of Oakland tenants.
The Union monitors the actions of the Oakland Rent Board and the application of the Oakland
Rent Ordinance. The Union also advises and/or refers tenants for counseling and/or procedural
assistance. They represent tenants at Hearing Officer hearings, mediations, and at appeals to the
Rent Board. They propose and participate in revisions and promulgation of landlord / tenant leg-

Oakland Unified School District

Sharon W. Casanares, Ed.D, Network Executive Officer
2459 Cordova Street, Oakland, CA 94602
Sharon Casanares, Ed.D is an employee of the Oakland Unified School District. Her primary
responsibility is to monitor, support and supervise a network of 15 principals. Her major goal is to
ensure that the conditions exist that give all students the opportunity to excel socially and aca-
demically. Her concern is the discrepancy between the rate of academic achievement of African
American students when compared with Latino, Asian and White students.

Oakland Unified School District Board of Education
Jumoke Hodge, Director
1025 2nd Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606
The Board of Education is the elected policy-making body of the public education system within
the City of Oakland, California. The Governing Board's primary responsibilities are to ensure that
every student served by the District is well educated and demonstrates high academic achieve-
ment. The Governing Board seeks to provide the public with information about the public school
system goals, objectives, and activities, including its weekly legislative agenda, strategic long-
term goals, and other activities affecting education within the City. The Governing Board hopes
that citizens will visit the website often, utilize the information provided, and share their feedback
on issues related to K-12 education within Oakland.

Oakland Youth Advisory Commission

Chantal Reynolds, Youth Leadership and Development Coordinator
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 4211, Oakland, CA 94612
Established in 1996, the Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) serves as a voice for youth by ad-
vising the City Council on key policy issues affecting youth and meeting with civic leaders to
advocate for youth needs. The YAC tackles issues of importance to youth and is committed to
increasing opportunities for youth participation in civic engagement and youth leadership and
empowerment. A maximum of 25 youth between the ages of 13 and 21 are recommended by the
City Council and Mayor and are appointed by the Mayor for two year terms.

Oakland-African Sister City Ghana

Paula Kirkendoll, Treasurer, and Gail-Berkley-Armstrong, President
P.O. Box 456, Oakland, CA 94604
Paula Kirkendoll and Gail-Berkley-Armstrong are cultural ambassadors who promote Citizen
Diplomacy for the City of Oakland, Sister City Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana and Jamaica. They
identify areas of need, develop cooperative solutions and technical support for water, sanitation,
and HIV/AID preventive health issues.

Oaktown News Review & Journal
Charles Aikens, Journalist
2910 Ford Street, Oakland, CA 94606
Oaktown News Review & Journal provides media services and promotions, as well as publicity
and photography services and public relations consultation.

Oba Dogon SSS

Chaz Walker, Director
Oakland, CA
Oba Dogon SSS is an Oakland based consulting firm that focuses on education and youth public
policy. Their specialty is the development and implementation of comprehensive school site
based programs that serve students, teachers, parents and administrators. They support parents
who need assistance working with the principals, teachers and counselors to make sure their child
gets a quality education. One of their current projects is the Bay Area Anger Management Cam-
paign. The goal of the project is to teach all 2nd-5th graders in Alameda County both anger man-
agement and conflict management skills.

Octave Group, The

Octave Baker, Ph.D, President
1970 Broadway, Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94612
The Octave Group offers consulting services to nonprofit organizations in the areas of strategic
planning, organizational change, cultural diversity, and group facilitation.

One Fam
Bikes 4 Life
Tony Coleman, Executive Director
1600 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607;
One Fam is a intergenerational leadership, employment, and artist development organization. One
Fam aims to empower its members by providing them with opportunities to see their lives and
future beyond the borders of their community and dream of the possibilities of having a healthy
and knowledge enriched life through personal and social change. Bikes4Life is a nonprofit bike
shop in West Oakland that does events in the community and trains youth who have come out of
juvenile hall. They train the youth on how to fix and repair bikes and how to work in a retail

OneLife Institute
Jeannine Etter, Community Outreach Coordinator
6114 LaSalle Avenue #759, Oakland, CA 94611
OneLife Institute is a nonprofit interfaith organization providing resources for the integration of
spirituality and social transformation. Through classes, workshops, retreats, publications, events,
counseling, consulting and facilitation services, the Institute supports and empowers individuals
and groups in personal healing and the creation of a just, compassionate, and sustainable world.
The Institute is especially committed to the well-being of activists, organizers, caregivers, and
others working to lift up the community. Core programs include: "Spirit, Sound & Silence" heal-
ing retreats; "Sustaining the Soul" support groups; "Transformative Visions" art, jazz, and spoken
word events.

Organizing for America

Peggy Moore, Political Director
1714 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612
Organizing for America (OFA), the successor organization to Obama for America, is
building on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering communities
across the country to bring about the President’s agenda of change. Volunteers are
reaching out to voters online, on the phone, on doorsteps and in town halls in communi-
ties across the country. OFA engages in political organizing around the core issues fac-
ing the nation: the economy, health care, Wall Street reform, education, energy policy
and immigration policy.

Selloane Kalaote
Age 15
Lighthouse Community Charter School
East Oakland Youth Development Center

Our House Services, Inc.

Carla Lawrence, Executive Director
2224 Linden Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Our House Services, Inc. is a community based re-entry transition program that provides suppor-
tive housing, life skills training, reunification and referrals to employment and education pro-
grams. Our House receives referrals from correctional facilities, substance abuse treatment cen-
ters, mental health agencies, as well as veterans programs. The transitional housing component of
the organization provides a healthy home-like environment while individuals are restructuring
their lives socially, emotionally, financially, physically and spiritually. Our House is a clean and
sober living environment. The program is currently focusing on providing services for women
and women with children.

Our Youth Matter (OYM)
Itonya Conner, CEO/Founder
P.O. BOX 6123 , Oakland, CA 94603
Our Youth Matter's mission is to utilize an extraordinary approach to reach youth. OYM
achieves this by: 1. Showing love to youth in the urban communities 2. Creating outlets where
youth voices can be heard 3. Offering services that will support and equip youth development 4.
Hold yearly activities for youth, community and faith-based organizations. The organization
achieves this through empowerment events, encouraging seminars and relevant programs. They
believe one cannot reach the youth with the same old tactics and new out of the box approaches
have to be made to produce leaders of today not tomorrow.

Denise Cooke, Strategic Advisor
10700 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94605
OURTV is a local TV network that provides education, entertainment, health and local business
information. The network is currently expanding and looking for original ethnic programming,
interns and companies or organizations looking to advertise their services or products. "OURTV
is Your TV."

Pacific Psychological Services

Dr. Margaret Jones, Psychologist
33 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland, CA 94606
Pacific Psychological Services is an organization providing clinical therapy, assessments and
organizational training.

Peacemakers Inc.
Chris Kincey, Youth Media Director
4252 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611,
Peacemakers is a mentoring non-profit that uniquely works with children right in the classroom
during the school day. As advocates for students, parents and teachers, Peacemakers brings strong
role models and guidance, which has turned around the worst disciplined urban schools and
turned them into the best academic performers. Peacemakers services school districts in the Bay
Area from Palo Alto to Tracy.

Pillow Fight Nite

Carla Lovett, Owner
817 Second Lane, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Pillow Fight Nite is a slumber party in a box, a self-esteem building tool for youth to use as a fun
way to socialize.

Pool of Consumer Champions with Alameda County Network of

Mental Health Clients
Madlynn Johnson, Co-Director
3238 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
The Pool of Consumer Champions is a consumer employment mental health transformation con-
ference participant.

Positive Knowledge and Poetry Out Loud
Ijeoma Thomas, Artist/Teacher/Consultant
475 Weldon Avenue #107, Oakland, CA 94610
Positive Knowledge and Poetry Out Loud provides performance artists and literacy projects for
children and youth.

Positive Women's Network

Loren Jones, Policy Associate, National Co-chair
510-986-0340 ext 301
414 13th Street, Suite 2, Oakland, CA 94612
The Network's mission is to advocate to decrease the incidence rate of HIV among women, in-
crease access to care, and alleviate disparities in care and quality of life among women. The Net-
work also educates and trains HIV+ women to be involved and take leadership positions in this
field at the local, national and international level.

Priority Africa Network (PAN)

Nunu Kidane, Director
1212 Broadway, Suite 812, Oakland, CA 94612
Priority Africa Network mobilizes immigrants from different African countries - the "new" Afri-
can Americans. The Network holds regular meetings, providing capacity building and network-
ing opportunities. The Network also holds "African Diaspora Dialogue" community gatherings
between African immigrants and African Americans. PAN’s mission is to inform, educate and
mobilize people in support of the peoples of Africa for sustained peace; economic, political, so-
cial justice and democratic development. The members have come together because they under-
stand that the same factors of race, class, gender, and militarism contribute to people’s limited
access to health and education.

Private Practice/Consulting
Dr. Cheryl Johnson, Psychologist
2025 Lincoln Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
Dr. Cheryl Johnson is a clinical psychologist who offers psychotherapy and consultations to her

Project Re-Connect
Brooklyn Williams, Program Director
3201 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602
Project Re-Connect is an Oakland based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the over-
all health, safety and well-being of youth and families involved in the Alameda County Juvenile
Justice System. The Project is a counseling program to assist ―at risk‖ to ―high risk‖ youth ages
12 to 18 years old who are referred by the Juvenile Justice System. The primary goal of Project
Re-Connect is to facilitate the functioning of the youth in their home, society and school. This
program addresses the needs of parents and children in developing strategies that prepare them
for making positive life changes; and to divert these ―high risk‖ youth from further involvement
with the Juvenile Justice System.

Quality Development Company

Dorian Gray, Chairman
5753 Oakmont Drive, Richmond, CA 94806
Quality Development Company provides quality development and construction.


“Part of the Solution”

Celebrating the contributions of people of color

A Partnership between California Arts Commission and East Oakland

Youth Development Center youth artists

Reach Fellowship International
Apostle Edwina Perez-Santiago, CEO and Senior Pastor
6014 Market Street, Oakland, CA 94608
Reach Fellowship International is an agency that works on a model of transforming lives and
putting the community back to work, with an emphasis on health awareness related to HIV and
AIDS. The Fellowship opened a wound care clinic on July 15. Please call for more information.

ReGynesis Health Services

Frank Brown, MD, Executive/Medical Director
9925 International Boulevard, Suite #2, Oakland, CA 94603
ReGynesis Health Services provides medical and life-management skills for all East Oakland
community women. It focuses on meeting the special health care needs of jail and prison re-entry
women of color. The program provides free pregnancy tests, confidential STD testing and treat-
ment, comprehensive prenatal care, family planning and birth control. Pregnant patients have the
choice of delivering their baby at Highland Hospital in Oakland or Alta Bates Medical Center in

Rising Oak Financial and Insurance Services

Harold Lowe, Financial Planner
446 17th Street, Suite 202, Oakland, CA 94612

Samaritan Neighborhood Center, YOU Choose Youth Group
Silena Layne, YOU Choose Founder/Program Director
534 22nd Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Samaritan Neighborhood Center has been providing free after-school and summer programming
to the youth and families of West Oakland for more than two decades. YOU Choose is one of the
many services offered at the SNC- it is a violence transformation and prevention program for
teens. Through life skills, enrichment activities and project-based learning, youth are able to dis-
cuss and eliminate media stereotypes about black youth living in poverty in Oakland. The Center
also serves youth with little or no access to educational resources, offers case management, adult
advocacy and transportation after school Monday-Friday.

San Francisco Chapter of National Organization of Minority

Rod Henmi, President
P.O. Box 190638, San Francisco, CA 94119
NOMA runs programs in support of minority architects and allied professionals, including: advo-
cacy, business development programs, community service and professional education.

San Francisco Mayor's Office - Workforce Development

Kriztina Palone, Business Services Specialist
50 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102 and
The Workforce Development Division provides employment services through the San Francisco
One Stop System. The Division develops policies that are instrumental in setting the direction for
the workforce system in San Francisco. The Workforce Development Division concentrates on
addressing employment needs for jobseekers, as well as businesses. They work in partnership
with many of the workforce development focused community based organizations to enhance the
services offered to jobseekers, and are establishing innovative ways to engage the business com-

San Jose City College
Pamela Turner, General/Umoja Counselor
408-298-2181 ext. 3293
2100 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128-2799
San Jose City College Umoja Academic Success Program is dedicated to enhancing the cultural
and educational experiences of African American students as a community. Umoja's focus cen-
ters on improving and increasing students' retention and persistence through basic skills, obtain-
ing an Associates degree and successful transfer to a four-year university. The program also fo-
cuses on interpersonal goals, improved self-confidence, greater self-esteem and self-actualization.
Umoja also has Cohort Learning Communities in the areas of African-American History, English,
Math, and College Success Guidance courses.

San Leandro African American Business Council

Phyllis Harrison, Board Member
P. O. Box 2635, Oakland, CA 94614
The African American Business Council (AABC) provides advocacy, political empowerment,
workshops, resources and other information to African American-owned and managed businesses
located in or near to San Leandro. AABC meets on the first Thursday of every month (except for
July, December and January) at San Leandro City Hall.

Santa Clara County Alliance of Black School Educators

Deborah Raymond
San Leandro, CA
The Santa Clara Alliance of Black Educators is an organization of African American educators
who oversee San Jose schools and the involvement of African American student from Kindergar-
ten to 12th grade. Annually, the organization has a special program in February to bring all the
African American students together to celebrate Black History Month. In the month of May, the
organization sponsors a county-wide African American student recognition of all the districts in
Silicon Valley.

Darwin Richards, Electrical Engineer
22078 Arbor Avenue, Suite 234, Hayward, CA 94541
SDRI provides their clients with a unique combination of professional building certification ser-
vices, engineering design, installation management, project management, auditing, commission-
ing, diagnostic testing and documentation services to track system quality, reliability and failure
analysis, embracing all the necessary skills, methodologies and expertise to suit and manifest the
Total Project Life Cycle for the benefits of energy cost avoidance and return on investment.

SEIU Local 1021

Gladys Gray, Social and Economic Justice Chair
100 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94610
SEIU 1021 is a non-profit organization that helps the community, youth, and service employees
to organize for a better future. The Social and Economic Justice Committee is comprised of eight
sub-committees that reach out to specific communities. The eight committees are: The African
American (AFRAM) Solidarity Committee, The Asian Pacific Islander Committee (APIC), The
Women's Committee, The Latino Committee, The Workers with Disabilities Committee, The
Lavender Committee, The Native American Committee and The Peace & Solidarity Committee.

Select Business Products, Inc.

Veterans Construction Development, LLP
Bruce Giron, President/General Manager
1650 Alcatraz Avenue #5, Berkeley, CA 94703-2612 or
Select Business Products is a reseller of office supplies, furniture and janitorial products. Bruce
Giron is also a partner in a design and building construction company.

Send Out Cards
Cynthia Allison, Chief Marketing Officer
3005 Courtland Avenue, Oakland, CA 94619
Send Out Cards provides an online client retention greeting card system for small businesses.
Clients keep in touch with their own clients by sending a physical greeting card from their com-
puter through the U.S. Mail. The product increases referral business and customer satisfaction.

Senior Moments
Delane Sims, Chairperson
15555 East 14th Street, Suite 100, San Leandro, CA 94578
Senior Moments provides resource information and assistance to seniors who are homebound and

Sensory Acumen, Inc.

Charlene Coleman, Founder & CEO
Orinda, CA 94563
Sensory Acumen, Inc. is engaged in the development and deployment of technologies that will
enhance the consumer experience in emerging areas like mobility and interactive media.

Serenity House
Jay Davis, Director
Serenity House
680 25th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Serenity House is a recovery program for women located in West Oakland that offers classes,
retreats and a beautiful environment.

Sew Tasteful
Tere'sa V. Hatchett-Parker
355 Estabrook Street, Suite 205, San Leandro, CA 94577
Sew Tasteful provides tailoring, alterations, and custom garments for the individual, as well as
some custom design for theater.

shades Magazine
Z'ma Wyatt
3726 Lily Street, Oakland, CA 94619
shades Magazine is a news publication that covers and highlights the concerns, issues and stories
of all women of color, including those who are African American, Hispanic, Asian American/
Pacific Islander, Native American, and the underserved groups within the various ethnic commu-
nities around the globe. The publication’s goal is to serve as a news and information site, educa-
tion and resource tool and outlet for diverse voices for these women and anyone who supports the
magazine’s mission.

Sojourner Truth Manor Senior Housing
Cheryl Moore, Administrator
6015 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609
Sojourner Truth Manor provides clean, safe affordable housing for seniors and disabled persons.

Harold Pearson, Executive Director
517 22nd Street, Oakland, CA 94612
SPAAT’s mission is to empower socially and economically disadvantaged high school student-
athletes by providing them with academic, community and athletic support services in an effort to
increase the number of student-athletes that become ready for college, work and life after sports.

Sugar Lips Sweets

Ell Parker
Oakland, CA 94601
Sugar Lips Sweets is a retailer of gourmet desserts, specializing in handmade designer cookies
and funnel cakes.

Albert Barnes, CEO
4162 Rifle Lane , Oakland, CA 94605
SunEnergy is a renewable energy company that provides design, financial analysis, feasibility
analysis and solar systems sales. The company provides Energy Auditors/HERS Raters and is an
authorized distributor of the In’flector see-through radiant barrier window insulator for Northern

Superior Technology Solutions, Inc.

Dewayne Cornelious, President
1271 Washington Avenue #526, San Leandro, CA 94577
Superior Technology Solutions is an IT Service provider for small to medium size businesses and
home computer users.

Sweetwine Consulting Services

Patricia Sweetwine, Owner
710 East 22nd Street, Suite 101, Oakland, CA 94606
Whether for business or for pleasure, Sweetwine Consulting Services offers the very best in ser-
vices for all travel needs. Whether it is a professional conference for hundreds or a trip to mom's
for the holidays, Sweetwine travel services will research the lowest fares and match your travel
needs with service that is efficient, courteous, timely and dependable.

Ben Wanzo, Founder
15555 East 14th Street, #213, San Leandro, CA 94578
TeachBar provides education enrichment programs (tutoring, test preparation and adult educa-
tion) to grades 3-12 and college-aged students. TeachBar also serves the community as a tea bar

Selloane Kalaote
Age 15
Lighthouse Community Charter School
East Oakland Youth Development Center

TechScribe Communications
Pam May, Principal
4096 Piedmont Avenue #302, Oakland, CA 94611
TechScribe Communications provides strategic copywriting services, including newsletters, an-
nual reports, brochures, media releases, white papers and more.

Selloane Kalaote
Age 15

Lighthouse Community Charter School

East Oakland Youth Development Center

Thoroughbred Concrete Services
Rocque Akram La Crosby, Owner
1714 Franklin Street, #158, Oakland, CA 94612
Thoroughbred Concrete Services is part of OPCMIA Local #300, Cement Mason. The company
does custom interior and exterior concrete work.

True Vine Ministries

Church Office
896 Isabella Street, Oakland, CA 94607
True Vine Ministries meets for Sunday Morning Worship Services from 9 am–10:30 am at The
Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Worshipers meet on Tuesday and Wednes-
day Night for Bible study and special events at The True Vine Sanctuary, 1125 West Street, Oak-
land. True Vine Bible Institute meets at 896 Isabella Street, Oakland, which is the Administration
Office location where regular office hours take place Monday through Thursday, 9 am-5 pm and
Fridays 9 am-3 pm. True Vine also runs the following community programs: a food pantry, a
clothing room, an annual block party, Walking on Water Ministry and the Men of Iron mentoring

Tucker Technology
Frank Tucker, President
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 251, Oakland, CA 94612
Tucker Technology is a telecommunications contracting firm.

Turner Group Construction
Fred Mackay, General Manager
1625 Filbert Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Turner Group Construction is a general building contractor.

UC Berkeley Black Recruitment & Retention Center (BRRC)

Quincy Jones, Executive Director
Lajuanda M. Asemota
311 Eshelman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
The Black Recruitment and Retention Center is a student led organization dedicated to uplifting
and strengthening the black community in every aspect. Through consistent efforts BBRC strives
to change academic, social, and communal discrepancies present at all levels on the UC Berkeley
campus and beyond. And as a partner of bridges, the multicultural coalition at UC Berkeley,
BRRC hopes to further efforts with other Recruitment and Retention Centers.

Ujima Learning Center

Brenda G. Sands, Director
310 Kauai Circle, Union City, CA 94587
Ujima Learning Center is an after-school tutoring program in the basic subjects of English, Read-
ing, Writing and Math, as well as the content area subjects of History and the Sciences. The Cen-
ter is affordable, and is currently working on its nonprofit 501(c)(3) status so it can provide tutor-
ing support, in the near future, to Title One students, possibly at no cost through state funding.
The Center is a mobile tutoring program and can come to you!

United Advocates for Children and Families
Regina Simpkins, Family Partner
7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 125-D, Oakland, CA 94605
United Advocates for Children and Families provides children's services to Alameda County and

Urban Connections
Deana White, Partner
1090 "B" Street, PMB123, Hayward, CA 94541
Urban Connections is a social services outreach and event firm specializing in community out-
reach planning and events and community connections program planning and funding. The firm
also does grant research and proposal writing.

Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC)

Walter Brown, President
712 Bancroft Road #137 c/o WBLS, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
UFSC is a non-profit organization of minority professionals employed in the financial services
industry and related fields. UFSC, formerly known as the National Association of Urban Bankers,
was established in New York in 1974 and incorporated in 1977. Prior to its founding, minority
banking professionals had organized local banking groups to meet needs bypassed by existing
national banking organizations. The Coalition's Mission Statement: To be a resource organization
in the financial services industry that provides professional development programs, supports edu-
cational advancement and promotes economic empowerment for its members and minority com-
munities at large.

Urban Services YMCA
Adrian Henderson, Director of Community Programs
3265 Market Street, Oakland, CA 94608
The Urban Services YMCA serves children, youth, families and the community. The YMCA
offers sports, after-school and gang intervention/prevention programs, as well as family engage-
ment workshops. The YMCA also outreaches to the community and offers community events and

Urojas Community Services

Jasper Lowery, Pastor/Executive Director
805 Apgar, Oakland, CA 94608
Urojas Community Services provides resources, case management, emergency housing and street
outreach to the following populations: homeless, re-entry, and single parents.

Vantage Business Support and Insurance Services

Paul White, Owner/Principal
2363 Mariner Square Drive, Suite 240, Alameda, CA 94501
Vantage Business Support and Insurance Services is a full line insurance broker and insurance
adviser. The company has provided insurance and business support to non-profits for over 35
years. In the past 7 years, the company has developed Medical/Dental/Vision plans guarantee
issue for family day care providers and adult educators in California.

Gaylon Logan, Executive Director
1005 MacArthur Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94577
Village-Connect builds holistically strong individuals and families by way of effective commu-
nity connections. The organization offers inter-generational and gender specific support groups
and holistic family mentoring. Village-Connect hosts and facilitates community forums, eco-
nomic round-tables and community resource linkage services.

Volunteers of America Bay Area (VOABA)

Sharyn Grayson, Program Manager
3022 International Boulevard, Suite #210, Oakland, CA 94601
The Prevention & Health Services Division of VOABA provides HIV testing, counseling, support
groups and referral services.

W Group, The
Maretta Ward
The W Group offers consulting, legal, business and real estate services.

West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
Allen Edson, President
1747 14th Street , Oakland, CA 94607
West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project works on environmental justice and economic
justice issues in West Oakland.

West Oakland Health Council

Loren Taylor, Secretary, Board of Directors
700 Adeline Street, Oakland, CA 94609
The West Oakland Health Council (WOHC) provides primary care, mental health, and substance
abuse recovery services to residents of North, East and West Oakland, Emeryville and Southwest
Berkeley. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of residents and to reduce morbid-
ity, preventable disability and premature death in the community. As one of only two African-
American operated community health centers in California, the WOHC continues to build on its
40-year history of providing jobs and healthcare services to Alameda County residents.

West Oakland Senior Center

Dorothy Poston, Director
1724 Adeline Street, Oakland, CA 94607
The Center offers a full range of recreational, social, nutritional, educational and travel activities
for seniors over 55. In addition, hot nutritional lunches are served Monday-Friday at noon, and
breakfast on Fridays. The breakfast and lunches are for a small fee. The Center has meeting
rooms and a large multipurpose room available for rental services. If you would like to become a
member or volunteer in a caring, family-oriented center, West Oakland Senior Center is the ideal

“Peace and Justice”
Alicia Candies

East Oakland Youth Development Center

Willard Youth Support Program (YSP)

Amirah Almaweri, Program Director
2425 Stuart Street, Berkeley, CA 94705
YSP’s goal is to directly address the complex and diverse needs of youth in today’s rapidly
changing society. YSP strongly believes in promoting the resiliency of youth by matching them
with mentors, engaging them in meaningful activities, and exposing them to new opportunities
and experiences. YSP mentors help mentees develop the skills necessary to succeed in and out of
the classroom. They develop and implement behavior plans, Individual Educational Plans (IEP),
and Student Success Team (SST) Plans. They maintain ongoing communication with teachers,
counselors, parents/guardians, and other parties who have a vested interest in the well-being of
their mentees.

Winfield Workers
Barry Winfield, Entrepreneur
Oakland, CA
Winfield Workers is an eco-friendly cleaning service that specializes in cleaning and sanitizing
residential, business, post construction and model staging for real estate properties. Winfield
Workers: "When being Clean & Green is important."

Women in Harmony
Patricia Rambo, Founder
145 Monte Cresta Avenue #204, Oakland, CA 94611
The Mission of Women in Harmony is to create a space where African American Women can be
together in a way that supports their economic, spiritual and emotional empowerment. By em-
powering themselves, women can change their relationships, their circumstances, their commu-
nity and the world. The group holds a breakfast meeting every other month on the 4th Saturday,
from 10 am to 1 pm at Soul's Restaurant on the corner of 64th and Foothill, in Oakland, CA. They
have motivational and inspirational speakers and a network sharing table for business and com-
munity information.

Women's Health Information & Educational Services, Inc.

Dr. Bonnie Wheatley, President/Founder
42 La Salle Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611-3549
The purpose of this organization is to assist women in empowering themselves to live healthier
lives by providing health education and training.


Larond Kelly

Contra Costa Juvenile Facility

Mommy keep your head up never let up raise your baby

Sometimes you get fed up and you feel like going crazy.
Your son may go to space and your daughter may cure AIDS
Show your children the sky is the limit at an early age
Please mommy keep your head up never let up stay strong.
Forgive but don’t forget the people that have ever done you wrong.
Keep your pupils on God because he’s with you all along.
You may be the inspiration your child needs to make an award winning
Mommy keep your head up please don’t about your child.
Love him unconditionally guaranteed he’ll make you proud.
Nine months of pain would end with everlasting smiles.
I see the twinkle in your eyes when people say she has your mouth.
You’re a beautiful queen with or without a wedding ring.
Be confident it’s your obligation to raise a king.
The seed was planted be the nutrients make your child grow strong.
Shower it with love and affection guidance and protection.
Forgive but don’t forget the people that has ever did you wrong.
Mommy the future is in your hands prepare a better tomorrow.
Please make sure your child life isn’t filled with sorrow.
Sometimes you get fed up and you feel like going crazy.
Mommy keep your head up never let up raise your baby.

Women's Initiative For Self Employment
Yolanda Butler, Small Business Trainer/Consultant
1465 Enea Circle, Suite 900, Building E, Concord, CA 94520
The focus of the Women's Initiative's work is to help low-income women achieve financial self-
sufficiency through self employment. Their services include personal self assessment of business
ideas, a business management class that helps women to prepare a written business plan and small
micro loans and investment savings through IDA accounts; business and personal coaching, semi-
nars and workshops.

Word Assembly Baptist Church

Church Admin
9507 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94605
Word Assembly Baptist Church runs a feeding program for the community.

Youth At Large (Y.A.L.)/ Fellowship Fridayz

Natarshia Mosley, Youth Events/ Community Service
3945 San Juan Street, Oakland, CA 94601
YAL creates and promotes non-violent, positive, fun, safe community events and fundraisers for
today's youth to effectively support the ongoing effort to increase the peace in the City of Oak-

Youth Justice Institute
Kaina Walker, Mentoring Program Manager
Youth Justice Institute
510-238-0140 ext. 401
436 14th Street, Suite 1115, Oakland, CA 94612
YJI Through the Walls serves youth who currently have an incarcerated parent. Through the
Walls is a comprehensive year-long mentoring program developed to meet the unique needs of
youth in this population. Parental incarceration has a devastating effect on families, especially
children. YJI mentors provide support during these difficult periods to help them build healthy
relationships that support them to reach their goals. The program serves youth on probation, de-
tention or placement. Youth must commit to 1 year, be between 11 and 18 years old, and reside
in Alameda or San Francisco County.

Youth Radio
Erik Sakamoto, Director of Youth Programs
1701 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Based in downtown Oakland, Youth Radio offers free media production classes and support ser-
vices for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth Radio is nationally and internationally known as a
cutting-edge youth development and media organization, weaving the fast end of the "digital
curve" with best practices and innovation in community based education. Youth Radio has re-
ceived numerous awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. DuPont/
Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

Youth UpRising
Olis Simmons, Executive Director
8711 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94605
Since opening in 2005, Youth UpRising (YU) has gone from a barebones operation to a bustling,
25,000 square foot high-tech youth leadership development Center. YU serves over 4,000 Ala-
meda County residents between the ages of 13 and 24, primarily youth of color from low-income
neighborhoods in East Oakland. Its mission is to build healthy, economically robust communities
by harnessing the leadership of young people as agents of social change. The resource-rich space
and services that YU offers counteracts a long legacy of disinvestment in East Oakland’s working
-class neighborhoods, where poverty is entrenched and needs have gone unmet for generations.

Zingari & Associates
Rosevelt Wardell, President and Business Development
650-392-8251; cell 323-542-6914
35111 Newark Boulevard, Unit F154, Newark, CA 94560
Zingari & Associates provides accounting and finance services and careers and educational pro-
grams for gifted students.

L. Renee Johnson, Business Consultant
Zurvita offers business to business solutions, energy deregulation savings and LocalAdLink. The
company is helping California businesses to go green.

Mirna Xiloj,
Age 17
Jennifer Terrazas,
Age 17

Community of Small
Youth UpRising

100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.
Black Women Organized for Political Action and The Training Institute for Leadership
Enrichment (BWOPA/TILE)
Californians for Justice
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
NAACP, San Francisco Branch
Networking InterCommunity Achievement
Northern California Chapter of the Teamsters National Black Caucus
Oakland C.A.N.
Oakland City ID Card Coalition
Organizing for America
San Leandro African American Business Council
SF Chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects
SEIU Local 1021
West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

The Arts
AfroSolo Theatre Company
Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc
EME, Inc. ('Expresscious' Moments Enterprises)
Girls Far Above Rubies (GFAR)
Joyce Gordon Fine Art Gallery
Positive Knowledge and Poetry Out Loud
One Fam
The Oakland Exploratory Children's Museum

AAR Developmental Consultants
ABC Security Service, Inc.
Aim to Please Janitorial Services
Bay Area Black Expo, LLC
Bay Area Professional Services
Beyond Your Horizons
Bikes 4 Life
Bingham McCutchen
BMB Construction Properties
Boussole Financial Solutions
California Resources and Training (CARAT)
Charles Houston Bar Association
Coalition of Black Professional Organizations; Because Strategic Resources Empower People
Disposition Management Solutions (DMS)
East Bay National Society Black Engineers Jr.
East County Association of Realtist

Edwin Lombard Management, LLC
Envirocom Communications Strategies, LLC
Files At A Glance
Future Achievement International
GAO Associates, Inc.
Growth Strategies Unlimited
Hand to Hand Marketing Black Expo
Hockenhull Law Firm
Infinity Investments
J & C Consulting Services Inc.
JL Financial Solutions, LLC
Keep in Moving Innovations (KIMI Consulting)
Levy Promotional Products, Inc.
Marketing, Management & Health Care Consulting, LLC
Merriwether and Williams Insurance Services
Michael Blanks, CPA
New World Collaborative
Northwestern Mutual
Oakland Print and Copy Center, Inc
Quality Development Company
Rising Oak Financial and Insurance Services
San Leandro African American Business Council
Saturu Ned
Select Business Products, Inc and Veterans Construction Development, LLP
Send Out Cards
Sew Tasteful
The Grant Writers Guild
The Octave Group
The W Group
Thoroughbred Concrete Services
Turner Group Construction
Urban Financial Services Coalition
Vantage Business Support and Insurance Services
Winfield Workers
Zingari & Associates

Berkeley Juneteenth Association, Inc.
Blissful Kitchen
Booker T. Washington Empowerment Network
Boresha International

Elmhurst Neighborhood Council
Gente Bella Salon Spa
MILO Models
NorCal Sister Cities International
Oakland-African Sister City Ghana
Sew Tasteful
Sugar Lips Sweets
The Bingo Casino Shuttle Service
The Oakland Exploratory Children's Museum
Urban Connections
Women in Harmony

Economic Development/Job Training

100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.
AAR Developmental Consultants
African American Business Exchange
African Aviation Professionals of America
Alliance for West Oakland
Altruistic Leadership
America Works
Bates and Mays Solutions
Black Agriculture
California Reinvestment Coalition
Californians for Justice
Core Community Services
Cypress Mandela Training Center, Inc
Inter-City Services, Inc.
Lovitt & Associates
Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce
San Francisco Mayor's Office - Workforce Development Division
Women's Initiative For Self Employment

African American Studies at Merritt College
ASA Community Science Center
ASA Educational Services
Ascend Institute
Citizens Concerned for Parolees
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Berkeley Bay Area Alumnae Chapter
Early Childhood Educator
Education Development Opportunities Inc.
Education is the Best Medicine
Equip "U"
First 5 Alameda County
From Heart to Hand
Future Achievement International
Howard University Alumni Club of the San Francisco Bay Area

Inspire Learning Center
Interagency Children's Policy Council
Inter-City Services, Inc.
Inward Journeys Consulting
John Muir Elementary School Girl's Club
Laney Black Student Union
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Youth Programs
Legacies of Excellence
McClymonds Alumni Association
Oakland Unified School District
Oba Dogon SSS
O.D. Consults, Inc.
Peacemakers Inc.
Samaritan Neighborhood Center, YOU Choose Youth Group
San Jose City College
Santa Clara County of Black School Educators
Ujima Learning Center

Allen Temple Baptist Church
Bay Area Action Council
Beebe Memorial Cathedral
Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
Church by the Side of the Road
Community Christian Church for Christ
Downs Memorial United Methodist Church
Edwin Lombard Management, LLC
Imani Community Church
Muhammad Mosque #26B
OneLife Institute
Reach Fellowship International
True Vine Ministries
Word Assembly Baptist Church
African American Genealogical Society of Northern California
Alameda County Medical Center
Alameda County MPCAH Black Infant Health
Alameda County Public Health Department EMS Injury Prevention
Alameda County Public Health Department, Maternal, Paternal, Child & Adolescent
Health (MPCAH)
Allen Temple Baptist Church - AIDS Ministry
American Diabetes Association
Ardyss International
Autism Answers
Bay Area Black Nurses Association

Bay Area Regional African American AIDS State of Emergency Coalition and Alameda
County African American State of Emergency Taskforce
Care Consults
Center For Family Counseling
City of Berkeley Public Health Division
Education is the Best Medicine
Get Screened Oakland
Healthy Oakland
Improving Pregnancy Outcomes Program (IPOP)
LifeLong Medical Care
MindWorks Net
National Marrow Donor Program
Pacific Psychological Services
Pool of Consumer Champions with Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients
Positive Women's Network
Private Practice/Consulting—Psychology
ReGynesis Health Services
Serenity House
West Oakland Health Council
Women's Health Information & Educational Services, Inc.

Community Housing Development Corporation
GAO Associates, Inc.
Jireh Housing & Training Center
Oakland Tenants Union
Sojourner Truth Manor Senior Housing

Bates and Mays Solutions
Black Women's Media Project
Communications Consultant
CorrieCo Marketing and Communications
Education is the Best Medicine
GZ PhotoZ
Envirocom Communications Strategies, LLC
Jaguar Productions
KLN Publishing, LLC
MindWorks Net
McCullum Youth Court
Oakland Local
Oaktown News Review & Journal
Sensory Acumen, Inc.
shades Magazine

TechScribe Communications
Youth Radio

Public Safety
African Aviation Professionals of America
Bikes 4 Life
Caliber Counseling
Citizens Concerned for Parolees
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Elmhurst Neighborhood Council
Hayward Police Department
Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council
Leadership Excellence
Our House Services, Inc.
Project Re-Connect
Youth Justice Institute

Social Services
Alameda County Associated Community Action Program (ACAP)
Alternative Family Services
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)
Caliber Counseling
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Berkeley Bay Area Alumnae Chapter
Divine Connection Services, Inc.
Leadership Excellence
My Sisters Keeper
Our House Services, Inc.
Priority Africa Network (PAN)
Senior Moments
Serenity House
United Advocates for Children and Families
Urban Connections
Urojas Community Services
Volunteers of America Bay Area (VOABA)
West Oakland Senior Center
Women's Initiative For Self Employment

Technology, inc.
MBH Enterprises
Sensory Acumen, Inc.
Superior Technology Solutions, Inc.
Tucker Technology

Akili Consulting
Alliance for West Oakland
Baker Community Org
Bikes 4 Life
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland
Cinnamongirl, Inc.
City of Oakland, Office of Parks & Recreation
Core Community Services
East Oakland Youth Development Center
Girls Far Above Rubies (GFAR)
GirlTalk (Inspiring You Ministries, Inc.)
Interagency Children's Policy Council
John Muir Elementary School Girl's Club
Lake Chabot Junior Golf Academy
Leadership Excellence
McCullum Youth Court
MILO Models
Oba Dogon SSS
Our Youth Matter (OYM)
Pillow Fight Nite
Project Re-Connect
Samaritan Neighborhood Center, YOU Choose Youth Group
The Mentoring Center
The Oakland Exploratory Children's Museum
United Advocates for Children and Families
Urban Services YMCA
Willard Youth Support Program
Youth At Large (Y.A.L.)/ Fellowship Fridayz
Youth Justice Institute
Youth Radio
Youth UpRising


Adrian Henderson, Urban Services YMCA

Adriann McCall, Get Screened Oakland
Albert Barnes, SunEnergy
Ali Ar Rasheed, J.D., AAR Developmental Consultants
Allen Edson, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
Althea Bragg, mytvbids
Amirah Almaweri, Willard Youth Support Program
Andrea Morrison, The LEGACY Project

Angela Spell,
Annalisa Adams-Qualtiere, Altruistic Leadership
Annette Haugabook, Divine Connection Services, Inc.
Dr. Annette Shelton, Hand to Hand Marketing Black Expo
Ansar Muhammad, New World Collaborative
Apostle Edwina Perez-Santiago, Reach Fellowship International
Art Shanks, Cypress Mandela Training Center, Inc.
Barbara Fuller, GENESIS
Barry Winfield, Winfield Workers
Ben Wanzo, TeachBar
Bernida Reagan, Merriwether and Williams Insurance Services
Bette Muhammad, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Beverly Johnson, East Bay Municipal Utility District
Bill "Cinnabar" Jones, LifeSaverPC
Dr. Bonnie Wheatley, Women's Health Information & Educational Services, Inc.
boona cheema, Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)
Brenda Gardner-White, Girls Far Above Rubies (GFAR)
Brenda Brumfield, NorCal Sister Cities International
Brenda G. Sands, Ujima Learning Center
Brooklyn Williams, Project Re-Connect
Bruce Cox, Alliance for West Oakland
Bruce Giron, Select Business Products, Inc. and Veterans Construction Development,
Cal Stanley, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland
Camille Harvey, Howard University Alumni Club of the San Francisco Bay Area
Carla Mays, Bates and Mays Solutions
Carla Keener, First 5 Alameda County
Carla Lawrence, Our House Services, Inc.
Carla Lovett, Pillow Fight Nite
Carla Dillard Smith, CAL-PEP
Carole Brown, Caliber Counseling
Celsa Snead, The Mentoring Center
Chandra Brown, Boussole Financial Solutions
Chantal Reynolds, Oakland Youth Advisory Commission
Charlene, Coleman, Sensory Acumen, Inc.
Charles Aikens, Oaktown News Review & Journal
Chaz Walker, Oba Dogon SSS
Cheryl Johnson, Private Practice/Consulting
Cheryl Moore, Sojourner Truth Manor Senior Housing
Chester McGensy, Bingham McCutchen
Chiquita Tuttle, Marketing, Management & Health Care Consulting, LLC
Dr. Chris Harrison, Inward Journeys Consulting
Chris Kincey, Peacemakers Inc.
Chus Ebako, Gente Bella Salon Spa
Colette Winlock, Black Women's Media Project
Corrie J. Sampson, CorrieCo Marketing and Communications
Curtis Jermany, GZ PhotoZ

Kwame Fungula, Age 19

Castlemont Community of Small Schools

Youth UpRising

Cynthia Allison, Send Out Cards
D.G. Malloy,, Inc.
DaBora Lovitt, Lovitt & Associates
Daniel Wheeler, Jr., Allen Temple Baptist Church
Darwin Richards, SDRI
David Killingsworth, Lake Chabot Junior Golf Academy
Deana White, Urban Connections
Deborah Raymond, Santa Clara County Alliance of Black School Educators
Dedoceo Habi, MindWorks Net
Delane Sims, Senior Moments
Denise Cooke, OURTV
Devra Hutchinson, Alameda County Public Health Department, Maternal, Paternal,
Child & Adolescent Health (MPCAH)
Dewayne Cornelious, Superior Technology Solutions, Inc.
Dollene Jones, The Bingo Casino Shuttle Service
Donte Watson, City of Oakland, Office of Parks & Recreation
Dorian Gray, Quality Development Company
Dorothy Whittenburg, Blissful Kitchen
Dorothy Poston, West Oakland Senior Center
Ebony Miller, Californians for Justice
Ebony Mister, eegotistiq kynd
Edwin Lombard, Edwin Lombard Management, LLC
Eleanor Piez, Community Housing Development Corporation
Ell Parker, Sugar Lips Sweets
Eric Reed, O.D. Consults, Inc.
Erik Sakamoto, Youth Radio
Festus Ogbeide, GAO Associates, Inc.
Francell Haskins, Alameda County Public Health Department EMS Injury Prevention
Frances Wilson, East Bay National Society Black Engineers Jr.
Francine Shakir, Ascend Institute
Frank Davis, America Works
Frank Brown, MD, ReGynesis Health Services
Frank Tucker, Tucker Technology
Fred Mackay, Turner Group Construction
Frizzell Devers, catdaddyevents
Gaylon Logan, Village-Connect
George Pearson, Education is the Best Medicine
George C.L. Cummings, Ph.D., Imani Community Church
Gilda Baker, Baker Community Org
Gina Davenport, The Oakland Exploratory Children's Museum
Gladys Gray, SEIU Local 1021
Gloria Crowell, Allen Temple Baptist Church - AIDS Ministry
Graig Brooks, Jaguar Productions
Gwendolyn Mosley, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Berkeley Bay Area Alumnae Chapter
Harold Lowe, Rising Oak Financial and Insurance Services
Harold Pearson, SPAAT
Helen Robinson, Bay Area Black Nurses Association

Ijeoma Thomas, Positive Knowledge and Poetry Out Loud
Itonya Conner, Our Youth Matter (OYM)
Jabari Shaw, Laney Black Student Union
Jacqueline Bautista, Hayward Police Department
Jacquelyn McWhorter, John Muir Elementary School Girl's Club
Jade Hall, MILO Models
Jaime F. Jones, J & C Consulting Services Inc.
James Moore, African American Business Exchange
James Gordon, Disposition Management Solutions (DMS)
James E. Vann, Oakland Tenants Union
Janet Miller Evans, Growth Strategies Unlimited
Janice Talley, Bay Area Professional Services
Jason Stanford, Alameda County MPCAH Black Infant Health
Jasper Smith, Northwestern Mutual
Jasper Lowery, Urojas Community Services
Jay Davis, Serenity House
Jayna Blackwell, Ardyss International
Jeannine Etter, OneLife Institute
Jerome Otis, Northern California Chapter of the Teamsters National Black Caucus
Jesse Brooks, Bay Area Regional African American AIDS State of Emergency
Coalition and Alameda County African American State of Emergency
Jill Arrington, Beyond Your Horizons
Joseph Billingsley, Civicorps
Joseph Larkin, JL Financial Solutions, LLC
Joyce Gordon, Joyce Gordon Fine Art Gallery
Jumoke Hodge, Oakland Unified School District Board of Education
Kaina Walker, Youth Justice Institute
Ka'Ryn Holder-Jackson, MBA, American Diabetes Association
Kaselah Crockett, Alternative Family Services
Kathleen Greely, The Grant Writers Guild
Kay Adams, Improving Pregnancy Outcomes Program (IPOP)
Keith Muhammad, Muhammad Mosque #26B
Kenneth Tramiel, Sr., Berkeley Juneteenth Association, Inc.
Kevin L. Nichols, KLN Publishing, LLC
Kimberlli Walker, Keep it Moving Innovations (KIMI Consulting)
Kimberly Jones, California Reinvestment Coalition
Kokomon Clottey, Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc.
Kriztina Palone, San Francisco Mayor's Office - Workforce Development Division
L. Renee Johnson, Zurvita
Lajuanda M. Asemota, UC Berkeley Black Recruitment & Retention Center
Lakita Long, GirlTalk (Inspiring You Ministries, Inc.)
LaNiece Jones, Black Women Organized for Political Action and The Training Institute
for Leadership Enrichment (BWOPA/TILE)
Laura Wright, Bay Area Black Expo, LLC
Laura McCoy, Elmhurst Neighborhood Council

Lawrence VanHook, Bay Area Action Council
Lenora Gobert, African American Genealogical Society of Northern California
Leo Stewart, Aim to Please Janitorial Services
Letitia Henderson, McClymonds Alumni Association
Lincoln Casimere, City of Berkeley Public Health Division
Linda Pedraza, Autism Answers
Dr. Lisa Gifford, Care Consults
Loren Jones, Positive Women's Network
Loren Taylor, West Oakland Health Council
Lorraine Macneal, Downs Memorial United Methodist Church
Madlynn Johnson, Pool of Consumer Champions with Alameda County Network of
Mental Health Clients
Marc Philpart, Jippidy
Maretta Ward, The W Group
Dr. Margaret Jones, Pacific Psychological Services
Marie Roberts De La Parra, BMB Construction Properties
Marissa Saunders, Networking InterCommunity Achievement
Mark Alexander, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.
Mary Ann Norman, Inspire Learning Center
Matthew Hawkins, Bible Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
Melba R. Davis-Russaw, Ed.D., Equip "U"
Michael Harris, Black Agriculture
Michael Hudson, MBH Enterprises
Michael Blanks, Michael Blanks, CPA
Montell Currin, Jr., Inter-City Services, Inc.
Naa Dodua, From Heart to Hand
Nanette Dillard, Alameda County Associated Community Action Program (ACAP)
Natarshia Mosley, Youth At Large (Y.A.L.)/ Fellowship Fridayz
Nedra Ginwright, Akili Consulting
Nedra Shawler, Charles Houston Bar Association
Nunu Kidane, Priority Africa Network (PAN)
Octave Baker, Ph.D, The Octave Group
Olis Simmons, Youth UpRising
Osagie Enabulele, Education Development Opportunities, Inc.
Otheree Christian, Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council
Pam May, TechScribe Communications
Pamela Mchombo-Taylor, Center For Family Counseling
Pamela Turner, San Jose City College
Pastor Raymond Lankford, Healthy Oakland
Patricia VanHook, Alameda County Medical Center
Patricia Sweetwine, Sweetwine Consulting Services
Patricia Rambo, Women in Harmony
Paul White, Vantage Business Support and Insurance Services
Paula Kirkendoll, Oakland-African Sister City Ghana
Peggy Moore, Organizing for America
Perry Bowens, National Marrow Donor Program
Phil Hutchings, Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Phyllis Harrison, San Leandro African American Business Council
Quincy Jones, UC Berkeley Black Recruitment & Retention Center (BRRC)
Ray Thrower, ABC Security Service, Inc.
Rayna Lett-Bell, Core Community Services
Reggie Mastin, Future Achievement International
Regina Jackson, East Oakland Youth Development Center
Regina Simpkins, United Advocates for Children and Families
Renee Jackson, ESIS Inc.
Renée Richard, Cinnamongirl, Inc.
Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr., Beebe Memorial Cathedral
Rich Hunter, Boresha International
Robert Coleman, Legacies of Excellence
Robert Jeffrey, Oakland Print and Copy Center, Inc.
Rocque Akram La Crosby, Thoroughbred Concrete Services
Rod Henmi, San Francisco Chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects
Rosevelt Wardell, Zingari & Associates
Saleem Shakir, Leadership Excellence
Sarah Rush, Booker T. Washington Empowerment Network
Saturu Ned
Sean Duren, McCullum Youth Court
Selma Taylor, California Resources and Training (CARAT)
Seth Steward, NAACP, San Francisco Branch
Shamisha Lowery-Johnson, My Sisters Keeper
Sharon Parker, ASA Community Science Center
Sharon W. Casanares, Ed.D, Oakland Unified School District
Sharyn Grayson, Volunteers of America Bay Area (VOABA)
Shemika Skipworth, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Shorron Levy, Levy Promotional Products, Inc.
Silena Layne, Samaritan Neighborhood Center, YOU Choose Youth Group
Solomon Adio Adio, African Aviation Professionals of America
Stella Collins, Early Childhood Educator
Steve Peterson, Infinity Investments
Surlene Grant, Envirocom Communications Strategies, LLC
Susan Mernit, Oakland Local
Tamiza Hockenhull, Hockenhull Law Firm
Tara Jones, Diversity Is Victory Among Sisters with Soldiers of Life (DIVAS with
Tere'sa V. Hatchett-Parker, Sew Tasteful
Thomas Simpson, AfroSolo Theatre Company
Tique Lee Caul, East County Association of Realtist
Tony Coleman, One Fam, Bikes 4 Life
Tovi Scruggs, ASA Educational Services
Tracy Baxter, Communications Consultant
Valerie Cooper, EME, Inc. ('Expresscious' Moments Enterprises)
Verna Brooks, Coalition of Black Professional Organizations
Vernell Crittendon, Jr., Citizens Concerned for Parolees
Veronica Lowery, Jireh Housing & Training Center

Walter Brown, Urban Financial Services Coalition
Wil Hardee, Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce
Wilson Riles, Oakland C.A.N.
Yolanda Butler, Women's Initiative For Self Employment
Zandile Christian, Files At A Glance
Zandra Washington, Interagency Children's Policy Council
Z'ma Wyatt, shades Magazine

Staff and volunteers celebrate after the event.

Special Thanks to

Merritt College
Dr. Robert Adams, College President
Dr. Siri Brown, Chair African American Studies
Debra Jacks, College Event Coordinator
Kirea Jebali
Felix Smith
MAAP Program
Merritt College Child Development Center

Supervisor Keith Carson’s Staff

Rodney Brooks
Aisha Brown
Hannah Greene
Mateo Reyes
Mina Sanchez
Amy De Reyes

Event Consultant Team

LA Jones & Associates
Ali Ar Rasheed
Dabora Lovitt
Randolph Belle
James Moore

African American Organizations Making Connections

Mark Alexander, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area

Ali Ar Rasheed, J.D., AAR Developmental Consultants
James Moore, African American Business Exchange
Professor Siri Brown, African American Studies: Merritt College
Zandra Washington, Alameda County Interagency Children's Policy Council
Tony Crear, Alameda County Probation Department
Evette Brandon, Alameda County Public Health Department
Devra Hutchinson, Alameda County Public Health Department
Pamela Moore, Alameda County Social Services
Pastor Michael McBride, Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA)
Kevin Williams, Berkeley Youth Alternatives
Nadiyah Lewis, Berkeley Youth Alternatives
Nedra Shawler, Charles Houston Bar Association
Miguel Dwin, Emery Unified School District
Sean Kennedy, Good News in Oakland
Stephanie Geter, Good News in Oakland
Pastor Raymond Lankford, Healthy Oakland
LaNiece Jones, LA Jones & Associates/Black Women Organizing for Political Action
DaBora Lovitt, Lovitt & Associates
Debra Jacks, Merritt College
Gloria Jenkins, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
Cathy P. Adams, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
Will Hardee, Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce
Robert L. Harris, Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce
Chantal Reynolds, Oakland Youth Advisory Commission
Barbara Taylor, Rhythms
Reginald James, The Black Hour
Celsa Snead, The Mentoring Center
Tuere Anderson, Youth Radio