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Out on the streets with Street Level

Don Francisco, a Street Level outreach worker who delivers breakfast to day laborers, is a little worried. Forty containers aren’t sufficient for the number of workers that he will see in the next couple of hours. “At least we have enough cold drinks and apples,” he says as he begins the drive along E. 12th […]

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Zachary Norris

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

San Francisco native, Zachary Norris, moved to East Oakland when he was about a week old. He grew up in Oakland but lived a relatively sheltered life until he began his undergraduate studies at Harvard. There he witnessed a fellow student fall from a dorm window due to alcohol and drug over consumption. After the […]

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Hope Collaborative

Hope Collaborative is a collective of Bay Area organizations and community residents that works to help families and youth work towards healthy living in East and West Oakland.  Officially, it has been around for 7 years, but the community had begun the planning process for the organization before then. The Collaborative focuses on three major programs: […]


East Bay Housing Organizations works for Affordable Housing

Charlotte Rosen is the Membership and Communications Associate for East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO). Some of her many duties are fundraising, event organizing and coming up with strategic communications to improve EBHO’s campaigns and programs. EBHO focuses on advocating for and spreading the word about affordable housing for low-income people, including seniors, people with disabilities, […]