How we do it

YU’s personal transformation work is focused on helping members change their life course. Through our comprehensive services and core programming, we give East Oakland youth the opportunity to build positive relationships, develop new skills, and establish goals and future plans that will put them on a trajectory to success and self-sufficiency in adulthood.


Career & Education

  • Education Support
  • Job Readiness & Placement
  • Job Creation & Social Enterprise

Health & Wellness

  • Counseling for Healing & Health
  • Holistic Wellness
  • Physical Health
  • Sports & Recreation

Arts & Expression

  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Video & Film Production
  • Visual Arts

Civic Engagement

  • Rise-Up Team
  • Leaders in Action
  • LeaderSHIFT

Social Enterprise

  • Corners Cafe & Catering
  • YU Clean
  • YU Green