Posted by: acbuildingblocks | March 26, 2014

East Oakland Innovators & Mini-grant Advisory Group Applications!

The Best Babies Zone is excited to announce two exciting leadership opportunities that are accepting applications from East Oakland Residents committed to the Castlemont Neighborhood! East Oakland Innovators East Oakland Innovators_Spanish MAG Application

The East Oakland Innovators are a team of 12 community members, representing a diversity of ages, genders, races, and ethnicities from East Oakland who will spend 9 months working together (4-6 hrs a week from April-December, 2014) on important issues in the Castlemont Neighborhood – MacArthur to Olive/Birch, and 82nd to 94th. You will work in a team to CREATE and IMPLEMENT projects relating to education, safety & violence, community building, and/or local economy. Open to English-speakers and Spanish-speakers.

Apply using the attached applications (mail in or submit at Youth UpRising registration desk) OR complete the application online in English ( or in Spanish (  Current deadline: April 4th

The Mini-Grant Advisory Group (MAG) is a team of eight community members from East Oakland.  This is an exciting opportunity to choose important community-identified projects to be implemented in your neighborhood (Castlemont-MacArthur to Olive/Birch, and 82nd to 94th)! You will get to choose among projects submitted by community members and local organizations, working together 2hrs/week from May-July 2014. Seeking English-speaking and Bilingual English-Spanish-speaking applicants

Apply using the attached application (mail in or submit at Youth UpRising registration desk) or complete the application online (in English) (  Current deadline: April 31st or until program capacity is filled

Please contact Rachel Berkowitz ( with any questions or concerns.



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