Project WHAT

Project WHAT Project WHAT!, a program of Community Works, raises awareness about the effects of parental incarceration on children, with the long-term goal of improving services and policies that affect these children.
Project WHAT! stands for We’re Here And Talking, which is exactly what the team is doing. Over 7 million children have a parent under supervision of the criminal justice system—on parole, probation, or incarcerated.

The program employs young people who have experienced parental incarceration as the primary curriculum content developers and facilitators for trainings.

Mission: Project WHAT! (PW) raises awareness about the effects of parental incarceration on children, with the long-term goal of improving services and policies that affect these children.

Come toast to our seniors! Tomorrow is our scholarship fundraiser at Somar Bar. Please join us between 6-8 and support o...
05/28/2019

Come toast to our seniors! Tomorrow is our scholarship fundraiser at Somar Bar. Please join us between 6-8 and support our seniors by buying drinks and participating in our prize giveaway! See ya tomorrow!

05/17/2019

Come join us May 29 from 6-8 pm at Somar Bar! Help us raise money for our seniors who are on their way to college! #hereandtalking

WE’RE BACK!!!! Come out and support our seniors on May 29 at Somar Bar!! Join us between 6-8 pm by getting drinks, sho...
05/08/2019

WE’RE BACK!!!! Come out and support our seniors on May 29 at Somar Bar!! Join us between 6-8 pm by getting drinks, showing support in our prize drawing and just chatting with Project WHAT!

Prizes include a free hotel night stay, free wine tour for 4 and much more! 💙🖤

communityworkswest.org/applypw
04/23/2019

communityworkswest.org/applypw

Let us know if you know anyone interested!
04/11/2019

Let us know if you know anyone interested!

#MBKOakland 💙🖤✊🏾 @ Laney College
04/06/2019

#MBKOakland 💙🖤✊🏾 @ Laney College

Can we say W.H.A.T. a day we had at our W.H.A.T WAY? DAT WAY! summit this past Saturday?! Thank you everyone who showed ...
04/03/2019

Can we say W.H.A.T. a day we had at our W.H.A.T WAY? DAT WAY! summit this past Saturday?! Thank you everyone who showed up to make this event a success! And a major thank you to the Akonadi Foundation, OFCY, DCYF, Zellerbach and SFUSD for funding it! (Photo Cred: Ruth Morgan)

03/30/2019

Today is here!! And we're ready for WHAT WAY? DAT WAY! See you all there at 10:30 for registration!!

We here at Project WHAT! want to thank all of our early birds for registering for "W.H.A.T. WAY? DAT WAY!" We’re only ...
03/21/2019
Register for W.H.A.T. WAY? DAT WAY!

We here at Project WHAT! want to thank all of our early birds for registering for "W.H.A.T. WAY? DAT WAY!" We’re only 9 days away and are excited to have you join us.

If you know of any youth who should register, have them register by tomorrow and receive 5 extra raffle tickets to enter into our prize drawing. Prizes will include gift cards, headphones and more!! Just make sure they register ASAP. We are now accepting youth between the ages of 12-20. So invite your friends!!

Be on the look out for more updates! Follow us on IG

IG: project_what

Fill out the information below to register for the Project WHAT! Youth Summit--- Join youth from around the Bay Area for a day of community building, learning, creative expression, and political action! Saturday, March 30th 11am - 4pm Impact Hub Oakland Immediately after the Summit we are hosting a....

Time is running out ⏳You do not want to hear about PW’s #WHATWAYDATWAY Summit nor the Film Screening, You want to ex...
03/19/2019

Time is running out ⏳
You do not want to hear about PW’s #WHATWAYDATWAY Summit nor the Film Screening, You want to experience it !!!

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Time is running out. Give your young people the opportunity to be apart of a great event. Register now ! Register now ! ...
03/16/2019

Time is running out. Give your young people the opportunity to be apart of a great event.
Register now ! Register now ! REGISTER NOW !

goo.gl/GMGUqW

Peer Mentors Carizma & Jaycia facilitated 2 workshops apart of Kern county’s Hope Through Mentoring Conference. Their ...
03/16/2019

Peer Mentors Carizma & Jaycia facilitated 2 workshops apart of Kern county’s Hope Through Mentoring Conference. Their second year in a row! 💙🖤
#WereHereAndTalking

Community Works West
03/14/2019
Community Works West

Community Works West

“The intentional killing of another person is wrong. And as governor, I will not oversee the execution of any individual.”

Registered a youth yet? What are you waiting on??
03/13/2019
Register for W.H.A.T. WAY? DAT WAY!

Registered a youth yet? What are you waiting on??

Fill out the information below to register for the Project WHAT! Youth Summit--- Join youth from around the Bay Area for a day of community building, learning, creative expression, and political action! Saturday, March 30th 11am - 4pm Impact Hub Oakland Immediately after the Summit we are hosting a....

03/08/2019

Youth Advocate Moenay explaining why it’s important for us to hold spaces for youth and youth voice. Come out and join us March 30th at our summit! Http://communityworkswest.org/what-way-dat-way/.

(Limited spots available! And they're going fast!)

#hereandtalking #whatwaydatway

ATTENTION ATTENTION ALL YOUTH 💙  PROJECTWHAT! HAS BEEN PUTTING IN WORK FOR THIS AMAZING EVENT “W.H.A.T. WAY? DAT WA...
03/06/2019

ATTENTION ATTENTION ALL YOUTH 💙 PROJECTWHAT! HAS BEEN PUTTING IN WORK FOR THIS AMAZING EVENT “W.H.A.T. WAY? DAT WAY” ON MARCH 30th AT 11AM-4PM! THIS EVENT IS TO RAISE AWARENESS ON THE IMPACTS OF INCARCERATION! COME EAT, PLAY GAMES, & HAVE A GOOD TIME 🖤 CLICK THE LINK IN OUR BIO TO REGISTER YOURSELF OR A YOUTH😉☺️

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March 30th is closing in on us !Have you registered yet? The time is NOW! Register now in order to secure your custom PW...
03/03/2019

March 30th is closing in on us !
Have you registered yet? The time is NOW! Register now in order to secure your custom PW MERCH 🤩🤩
Lets show that We’re Here And Talking 🗣

REGISTER NOW ❕ REGISTER NOW ❕
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March 30th come celebrate the ProjectWHAT WAY. We’re gonna have a blast at the Oakland Impact Hub which all youth are ...
03/02/2019

March 30th come celebrate the ProjectWHAT WAY. We’re gonna have a blast at the Oakland Impact Hub which all youth are invited to! The purpose of this summit is to provide resources and inform our youth in our communities about the impacts of incarceration. The right way which is the W.H.A.T way!

We didn't leave you out Adult Allies!!! Right after our youth summit "W.H.A.T WAY? DAT WAY!", on Saturday, March 30th, w...
03/02/2019
Documentary Film Screening: Tre Maison Dasan

We didn't leave you out Adult Allies!!! Right after our youth summit "W.H.A.T WAY? DAT WAY!", on Saturday, March 30th, we will be hosting a film screening of the PBS documentary "Tre, Maison, Dasan".

And if that wasn't enough, we will have an engaging Q&A session with Maison (pictured below) and the film's producers. Make sure to purchase your tickets ASAP, SPACE IS LIMITED!!

Adult Tix: $20
Youth Tix: Free
When: Saturday, March 30
Time: 4:15 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.
Where: The New Parkway Theatre, 474 24th St, Oakland, CA 94612

*Food will be provided*
*All proceeds go to PW youth*

Project WHAT! Presents: Tre Maison Dasan An exclusive screening followed by a panel Q&A with the filmmakers and cast members

So ummm, have you heard about our youth summit, "W.H.A.T. Way? DAT WAY!" on Saturday, March 30th at Impact Hub Oakland??...
02/26/2019
WHAT WAY? DAT WAY! — Community Works

So ummm, have you heard about our youth summit, "W.H.A.T. Way? DAT WAY!" on Saturday, March 30th at Impact Hub Oakland??We are PUMPED!! Free FOOD, workshops, FUN, prizes, swag and a free private screening to the film, "Tre, Maison, Dasan" and MAYBE a few other surprises...just maybe.

Make sure to have youth register ASAP. We have a limited # of slots available. (ages 12-17)

We are only allowing a limited # of adult allies, so if you're interested in attending, please let us know. This is completely youth-led and want our adult allies to stand in solidarity.

Project WHAT! (We’re Here and Talking!) invites children of incarcerated parents and all youth impacted by incarceration in the Bay Area to participate in a one-day summit, titled WHAT WAY? DAT WAY! on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at Impact Hub Oakland (2323 Broadway).

“ HEY NOWWWW... ProjectWHAT! has an amazing event “W.H.A.T WAY? DAT WAY!” coming up! Youth-led FOR YOUTH to show h...
02/26/2019

“ HEY NOWWWW... ProjectWHAT! has an amazing event “W.H.A.T WAY? DAT WAY!” coming up! Youth-led FOR YOUTH to show how powerful youth voices are & to continue spreading awareness about the impacts of incarceration! There will be food, games, and fun workshops. 🖤Simply click that wonderful link below bio to register yourself or a youth for the summit💙 THIS EVENT IS FOR YOUTH ONLY 🗣

goo.gl/GMGUqW

See y’all on March 30th @ 11 AM ! It’s about to be LITTY! “

#WHATWAYDATWAY

PUT SOME ACTION BEHIND YOUR POSTING ❗️❗️✊🏾💙🖤DAY 1 of the Strike is approaching ❗️
02/20/2019

PUT SOME ACTION BEHIND YOUR POSTING ❗️❗️✊🏾💙🖤
DAY 1 of the Strike is approaching ❗️

Hey yall!Come join Project WHAT! at the Dream Beyond Bars Summit. @urbanpeace510 and Communities United for Restorative ...
02/20/2019

Hey yall!
Come join Project WHAT! at the Dream Beyond Bars Summit. @urbanpeace510 and Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice are hosting this event that puts youth voice at the forefront. Come and enjoy food and performances. Stop by our table and say wassup!
💙🖤💙🖤 @ California Ballroom

Today was PW’s first E.A.T club (Everywhere And Talking) meeting at Academy High School!We’re beginning to break thr...
02/20/2019

Today was PW’s first E.A.T club (Everywhere And Talking) meeting at Academy High School!
We’re beginning to break through the disconnect between schools and ProjectWHAT! 💙🖤💙🖤

Root & Rebound will be hosting this event on March 6thEVENT INFORMATION Come to R&R's next FREE legal clinic for people ...
02/15/2019

Root & Rebound will be hosting this event on March 6th

EVENT INFORMATION

Come to R&R's next FREE legal clinic for people with arrest and conviction records.

Examples of legal issues we can support on include:

Parole and Probation conditions;
Child Visitation and Custody, and Child Support rights;
Record-cleaning;
Fines & Fees and other Court-ordered debt;
Employment rights and "Ban the Box";
Occupational license issues;
Housing rights;
Getting a Driver's License or other form of ID;
Immigration rights with a record;
Voting rights.
And any other issue related to having a record.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 6th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Root & Rebound Office 1730 Franklin St, Suite 300 Oakland, CA 94612 View map.

NO COST TO ATTEND

WHAT TO BRING: If possible please bring a government-issued photo ID and any paperwork related to the issue that you would like to address. For information on how to obtain your RAP sheet please visit http://bit.ly/RAPSHEETOAK

RSVP today!! Walk-ins are also welcome.

Please help us spread the word! If you have any questions, please call Root & Rebound's main office at 510-279-4662.

Have you watched ProjectWHAT!’s B.O.R Video???NO?! Where have you been? 🤦‍♀️You can find it via our PW YouTub...
02/14/2019

Have you watched ProjectWHAT!’s B.O.R Video???

NO?! Where have you been? 🤦‍♀️
You can find it via our PW YouTube Channel 🎥🎞
🖤 🅕🅞🅛🅛🅞🅦 🅣🅗🅔 🅛🅘🅝🅚 🅑🅔🅛🅞🅦 💙
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgZNZB4wEySqIgu6HT6lg6Q

PW youth talking with Tanea, from @sfcipp , on CIP needs and getting youth voice incorporated in their daily work! #here...
02/13/2019

PW youth talking with Tanea, from @sfcipp , on CIP needs and getting youth voice incorporated in their daily work! #hereandtalking

02/12/2019

This past Saturday Youth Advocates Dazani, Moenay, and Pea tabled during #GoldenStatePrep ‘s Family School night 💙🖤 @ Aspire Golden State College Preparatory Academy

Project WHAT! is standing in solidarity with all City Council OUSD student leaders. We're here at the Board of Education...
02/12/2019

Project WHAT! is standing in solidarity with all City Council OUSD student leaders. We're here at the Board of Education Special Meeting at LaEscuilita elementary showing support to the Student Budget Priorities, especially in Restorative Justice. If you're around, stop by and make your voice heard! Restorative Justice in schools is proposed to be almost completely eliminated!!

Severe cuts that are being proposed include:

20 positions (including 4 program managers, and 16 RJ school site facilitators)

Office of Equity - 3 positions (including the Deputy Chief, and 1 Program manager from one of the targeted strategies - Asian Pacific Islander Achievement, African American Male Achievement, Latino Student Achievement).

Teacher Quality (1 position on Retention & Recruitment)
Mental Health, Nutrition and Wellness (4 Social Emotional Learning positions, 14 Behavioral health)

College & Career (6 counselor positions, 3 college access positions, 1 summer internships position)

Opportunity to impact the educational community. Looking for a few youth from the Bay Area to participate in a thesis st...
02/09/2019

Opportunity to impact the educational community. Looking for a few youth from the Bay Area to participate in a thesis study. The focus of the study is to inform educators about the experience a youth who has experienced trauma has had in the classroom. Educators need to learn from the stories in order to change the way they interact with the students in their classes.
💙🖤 CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION 🖤💙

02/08/2019
02/08/2019

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02/07/2019

❗️!! WE INTERRUPT YOUR SCROLLING TO BRING YOU THIS EXCLUSIVE !!❗️
ProjectWHAT! has been keeping you all in the dark about something BIG 🤫🧐
Stay tuned into our social media accounts for insight on our next power move... #WHATWAYDATWAY #HEREANDTALKING

One of our partnered organizations Root & Rebound recently created a Tribal Reentry Advocacy Guide. Here's an excerpt fr...
02/06/2019
Tribal Justice — Root & Rebound

One of our partnered organizations Root & Rebound recently created a Tribal Reentry Advocacy Guide. Here's an excerpt from their website about the guide.

"Native Americans are disproportionately affected by the criminal justice system, but often live in rural communities farthest from “access to justice” resources and reentry legal services."

Please pass along to any Natives you know who may need support in navigating the system.

http://www.rootandrebound.org/tribal-justice

TRIBAL JUStiCE

02/05/2019
Project WHAT! Presents: Bill of Rights

Project WHAT!'s new Bill of Rights Video (thanks to 3xestudios for the filming and editing).

We're kids with incarcerated parents. We're here, we're talking, and these are our rights. Project WHAT! (We're Here and Talking!) is a leadership developmen...

02/01/2019

Hey Alum! We are looking to conduct a series of workshops at San Quentin State Prison beginning in late May. We can only bring adults 18 and over to present. If interested, please let us know ASAP so that we can get you cleared. Thanks!

Stay tuned . . . . . . . 👀Everywhere And Talking 🗣🤝🖤💙
01/31/2019

Stay tuned . . . . . . . 👀
Everywhere And Talking 🗣🤝🖤💙

LET US KNOW!
01/31/2019

LET US KNOW!

Social Justice Symposium & RiseUp!?! On a Saturday???Sheesh PW! Youth advocates are DEDICATED! 🗣 So many new hires fa...
01/30/2019

Social Justice Symposium & RiseUp!?! On a Saturday???
Sheesh PW! Youth advocates are DEDICATED! 🗣 So many new hires facilitated their first presentation this weekend and showed out.

Hey 2019, these youth are ready! 💙🖤💙🖤💙🖤💙🖤

Project WHAT's cover photo
01/29/2019

Project WHAT's cover photo

Last night PW! Join forces with other SF youth organizations at San Francisco Youth Commission ‘s 2nd Youth Leadership...
01/25/2019

Last night PW! Join forces with other SF youth organizations at San Francisco Youth Commission ‘s 2nd Youth Leadership Allies Convening at SF City Hall. Such an insightful experience. We’re pumped for the next one! 💙🖤💙🖤
#HereAndTalking #YouthLeadership #youthempowerment @ City Hall

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110 Broadway
Oakland, CA
94607

General information

The PW team has reached over 3,800 people through 55+ trainings and presentations. Audiences include caregivers at the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and their Families Children’s Summit; foster care professionals at the Casey Family Programs Annual “It’s My Life” Conferences; physicians, hospital personnel, and community health workers at Oakland Children’s Hospital; staff and interns at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children; social workers, parole officers, and community service providers at a conference sponsored by the Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Coalition; educators at the Teachers 4 Social Justice Annual Conferences; and family service providers at Alameda County First 5.

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(510) 486-2340

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