WHO WE ARE?
Since 2007 we have been reaching at-risk youth in Oakland by implementing creative and effective faith-based programs. We are instilling christian values in youth and children which become their foundation to impact them to take courage and power to be a point of light in their communities, providing hope and relief to other youth within Oakland.
WHY ARE WE DOING IT?
Almost 95% of Oakland churches do not have a children/youth worker or programs that would effectively reduce the violent trends being committed among youth. Inner city churches are overwhelmed by their communities’ needs and hurts, and in most cases do not have the resources to offer youth and children an effective life changing program.
points of light
Christmas outreach 2021
Our 2021 Christmas in Oakland was a time were over 2,000 people came to celebrate the birth of Jesus and feel His love through.
During COVID, We did not stop serving youth and children of Oakland. We did and will continue to one of these three programs.
Our entire staff volunteered at Garfield elementary for more than 160 hours from March till the end of July to help distribute more than 150,000 meals.
We partnered with the OK program police officers of Oakland as they escorted us to celebrate 20 of our seniors graduating high school
We have launched a learning pod. We bring children and youth who need extra education help to make sure they do not get behind school work. They enjoy a safe environment with snacks and a light dinner. The learning pod also serves time for the youth and kids to interact with their peers.
Grad Bash on Wheels 2022
In partnership with the Oakland Police Department Ok program, we put together a list of graduating students and embarked on a car parade being escorted by Oakland Police to the front of the students’ homes. It was a joyous occasion filled with sirens, cars honking, and people from the neighborhood joining the celebration of one of the greatest achievements yet for each student.