One Mic is a spoken word and creative writing workshop. This workshop will focus on how to write and perform your work, as well as, touch on some Public Speaking skills and Lyric Writing. Come explore the art of Poetry, Spoken Word and Story Telling. Get ready to snap it up and express yourself! Use your voice and be heard! Join us on Thursdays from 4pm-5:30pm. "All I need is ONE MIC".
Every Fourth Wednesday of the month from 12 P.M.- 3 P.M. we will provide the opportunity for YU youth, families, and surrounding community to come and receive a bag of food for their families. FREE of charge! No ID needed. You will get a free grocery bag of food on the spot! Don't miss out.
If you're interested in becoming a model or just looking to enhance the model in you, JAL Modeling Institute is the place for you! Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:30p-6:00pm. Classes are held in the Dance Studio.
Come celebrate with us at the Oakland Chabot Space and Science Center on Saturday, June 18, 2016!
This is an Afrocentric, all ages, family fundraising event with proceeds going to Youth UpRising. The event will include food and beverages, a silent auction, performances, VIP tables, entrance to the museum, a telescope viewing and fun activities for children.
Free Parking and Public Transportation from the Fruitvale Bart Station will be available during the event.
For more information please visit the event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/626674857480766/
You can purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intergalactic-black-family-night-tickets-25218963599
Leading up to the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), the Road to GES series has come through cities across six continents and inside the United States to illustrate firsthand entrepreneurship’s spirit of building community by way of innovation in security, inclusive prosperity, and culture.
Youth UpRising will be host to conversations around global youth entrepreneurship, the value of civic technology as well as have an investment boot camp for Bay Area entrepreneurs. Come enjoy the conversation and ideas happening this Saturday at Youth UpRising. Entrance is free and tickets are available on Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/1UMmbpa
Come out to support and celebrate our LGBTQ youth
Help spread the word!
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy will be speaking at the event! Miss Major is a formerly incarcerated, transgender elder who has led the Bay Area in activism and advocacy for the past 40 years. As a pioneering civil rights activist, it is an incredible honor to host her at the event!
We will have resources from local partner organizations that are LGBTQ focused as well as youth performances, food, music, and other activities.
The East Bay fine dining scene joins local community organizations for restaurateur Charlie Hallowell's second season of the successful Sunday Suppers series. Launched in May 2014, this event now occurs every other month and brings together spectacular food and good company to raise money for a different East Bay organization working on behalf of the community.
The fundraising dinner for Youth UpRising is happening on May 15th at Pizzaiolo. Tickets are on sale now! Tickets cost $60 - $100+ at a sliding scale per person. They include wine and a fixed, multiple course meal. The bar will be open throughout the evening for individuals who did not purchase dinner tickets, but are interested in making a donation while ordering drinks. All proceeds after costs will be donated to Youth UpRising.
5:00pm Cocktail hour
5:30pm-7:30pm 1st Seating
8:00pm-10:00pm 2nd seating
10:00pm-11:00ish Cocktails continue
This End of the Year Showcase is a red carpet event featuring many talented students within the Castlemont Community. The performance includes high-quality acts in singing, dancing, modeling, spoken word and more. There will also be youth visual art on display as well as refreshments and prizes.
Its a family affair! We hope you’ll bring lots of friends and family out to support our youth. Dress to impress and get your picture taken on the red carpet. Remember, the event is free!
See you there!
When: May 10th, 5:30-7PM
Where: Youth UpRising – 8711 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland (in the Castlemont neighborhood)
Who: Best Babies Zone (BBZ) is a place-based initiative housed at the Alameda County Public Health department working in the Castlemont neighborhood of East Oakland (82nd-94th, MacArthur-Olive/Birch). We work with partners and residents to support community transformation in the neighborhood, creating an environment in which ultimately all babies are born healthy and able to thrive. We focus our work in community engagement, community economic development, and early childhood & family support.
In 2016, BBZ is implementing a series of Community Conversations based on resident-identified thematic interests. For our May 10th conversation, we are focusing on the thematic interests of knowing your rights. Residents have expressed an interest in understanding immigration rights, rights related to interacting with the police, and general access to legal resources for anything from housing issues to general legal aid.
The structure of the May 10th Community Conversation will include both group speaking time and time for residents to engage with different resources in a “resource fair” style. Early on in the evening, we will create a space for each organization/resource present to share a bit about their organization, the types of work they do/resources they have available, and how those resources/information connect with understanding, advocating for, and practicing your rights. If your organization might be available to participate, please connect with Rachel Berkowitz (BBZ Manager) – Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org – for more details. Thank you for your support!
Join Youth UpRising on Thursday, March 24 from 4:00PM to 6:30PM for a documentary film screening of Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. What was the Black Panther Party (BPP)? Who were its founding members? What cultural and political impact did the movement have on racial equality, social justice, and civil rights? What lessons can we learn from the BPP's structures and systems? And what relevance does the BPP have in the era of the Black Lives Matter movement of today?
This will be an opportunity for youth as well as community members to learn about The Black Panther Party and its impact as well as discuss lessons applicable to transforming our own community and the significance the movement continues to have in the age of information technology.
On Friday, February 26th from 4:00PM to 7:00PM, in partnership with RonDavoux Records, DLabrie & Hip Hop Congress, YU will screen short-film, "Stay Black and Die" #SBAD, which honors the Bay Area legend "THE JACKA" and also features M1 of DEAD PREZ, and the HIP HOP CHESS FEDERATION !! This event will provide a space for hanging out, playing chess, and enjoying DJs and performers in addition to the screening and discussion. This event is simultaneously a celebration of Black History Month, Oakland youth culture and overcoming struggles. We are excited for our surprise special guests!
YU is tabling at and bringing young people to the all-day Careers Expo on Friday, February 26th. Currently, there are over sixty members from different companies signed up to attend the Expo and speak to students about their industry. Students will have the opportunity to engage with individuals in fields of interest
Students will also have the opportunity to have their resumes reviewed and participate in mock interviews. We are hoping to provide our students with a valuable experience to meet adults in different industries, hear about potential career opportunities and receive valuable advice from industry professionals.
For more information, please contact our Director of Career Services, Shaniece Alexander at email@example.com
YU is participating in a national online giving day called East Bay Gives. Hosted by the East Bay Community Foundation, East Bay Gives provides over 360 non-profit organizations a national platform to connect with potential donors and highlight the great work they do in their communities. East Bay Gives, 2016 is an opportunity to mobilize everyone in the East Bay on the same day. Last year they raised over $649,000. Please check out their website www.eastbaygives.org for more information, and don't forget to select YU when you give on May 3rd!
Join us this Friday 4:00PM-6:15PM as we screen John Carpenter's cult classic "They Live" and explore themes such as the powerful influence of images and media on our society. We hope to tie these themes and situations to Black History Month and attitudes toward the African-American community at large.
Join us at Youth UpRising's Community Resources Fair on Friday, January 29th from 2-5pm. In addition to food, games, and giveaways, we will have information on educational services, job opportunities, housing resources, health care enrollment, and legal services.
For more information, please contact: Tatiana Horns at (510)777-9909 x128 or firstname.lastname@example.org -or- Tiffany White at (510)777-9909 x164 or email@example.com