The Digital Arts & Culinary Academy (DACA)

The Digital Arts & Culinary Academy (DACA) The Digital Arts and Culinary Academy (DACA) is a state of the art Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development facility designed to give youth, teens, and adults an opportunity to learn and grow while in a fun and safe environment.
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The Digital Arts and Culinary Academy (DACA) is a state of the art Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development facility designed to give youth, teens, and young adults an opportunity to learn and grow while in a fun and safe environment.

Mission: The Digital Arts and Culinary Academy's mission is to help participants grow and build self confidence through the learning of at least one of four components in our program: Digital Audio Production, Digital Video Production, Culinary Arts, or Urban Agriculture. Our goal is to help our youth and young adults excel and create a better life and community for themselves and others.

Operating as usual

Another great day at our brother center, the Rainbow Recreation Center with their Halloween Bash.
11/04/2020

Another great day at our brother center, the Rainbow Recreation Center with their Halloween Bash.

On October 30, 2020 Rainbow held its Halloween Bash. Sponsored by the Goodfellows Motorcycle Club, the Oakland Police Department, and Lena Vencgraf (Director of the Oakland Marathon), this event was an amazing success.

Please VOTE and vote early. For your convenience the City pull a Ballot Box between the Rainbow Recreation Center and DA...
10/30/2020

Please VOTE and vote early. For your convenience the City pull a Ballot Box between the Rainbow Recreation Center and DACA. Also, starting Sunday the City will be opening the Coliseum as an official polling place.

And so it begins...the new Tempo line from AC Transit.  So far, so good...
10/29/2020

And so it begins...the new Tempo line from AC Transit. So far, so good...

AC Transit and the City of Oakland have finally finished the new Tempo bus line stop in front of the Rainbow Recreation ...
10/29/2020

AC Transit and the City of Oakland have finally finished the new Tempo bus line stop in front of the Rainbow Recreation Center. It's looking good!!!

Now that the county and city are re-opening everything, we wanted to let you know that we have Summer classes available ...
06/24/2020
DACA Programs

Now that the county and city are re-opening everything, we wanted to let you know that we have Summer classes available for Teens and Adults starting the week of July 5th. Please check out our website below for further details.

http://www.dacaoakland.com/programs.html

"Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we unfortunately are forced to have to cancel classes held during the 2020 Spring through the first half of the 2020 Summer. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause you and your families. It is our number one priority to protect you, our amazing families....

Grab N Go MealsTuesdays and Thursdays 11:30am to 1:30pmat the Rainbow Recreation Center.Councilmember Loren Taylor, with...
06/04/2020

Grab N Go Meals
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30am to 1:30pm
at the Rainbow Recreation Center.

Councilmember Loren Taylor, with sponsorship from Eat Learn Play and World Central Kitchen has started a drive through or walk up to grab a free hot meals for you and your family members.

On August 17th the 12th Annual Back to School Bash was held by Our Youth Matter, Inc. at the Rainbow Recreation Center a...
08/21/2019

On August 17th the 12th Annual Back to School Bash was held by Our Youth Matter, Inc. at the Rainbow Recreation Center and Digital Arts and Culinary Academy (DACA). This year their goal was to give out 500 backpacks, 500 hygiene kits and 500 books, with lots of additional other perks. The event was a huge success. Plenty of happy campers left happy with full backpacks. Some of the other activities that took place that day are: Zumba Dance Party, Cooking Basics for Adults, Grandma’s Hands Hangout, and Free Hair Braiding.

On August 17th the 12th Annual Back to School Bash was held by Our Youth Matter, Inc. at the Rainbow Recreation Center and Digital Arts and Culinary Academy (DACA). This year their goal was to give out 500 backpacks, 500 hygiene kits and 500 books, with lots of additional other perks. The event was a huge success. Plenty of happy campers left happy with full backpacks. Some of the other activities that took place that day are: Zumba Dance Party, Cooking Basics for Adults, Grandma’s Hands Hangout, and Free Hair Braiding.

The new class has started with a bang. They got down on their first day making Curry Chicken over rice. Chef Scott (oops...
08/21/2019

The new class has started with a bang. They got down on their first day making Curry Chicken over rice. Chef Scott (oops, he doesn't like to be called Chef) is doing a fantastic job!!! If interested in participating in the class, please refer to our web site www.dacaoakland.com and go to the Programs page.

The new class has started with a bang. They got down on their first day making Curry Chicken over rice. Chef Scott (oops, he doesn't like to be called Chef) is doing a fantastic job!!! If interested in participating in the class, please refer to our web site www.dacaoakland.com and go to the Programs page.

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08/20/2019

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08/13/2019
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Here’s the 4th in the Kidz Bop Camp videos featuring Adelina.
https://youtu.be/ZQ5u7UpSOcE

(DA-017) This video (4th in the Summer series) features Alelina performing the Shawn Mendes song, “If I Can’t Have You”. This Summer as a part of the Digital...

08/08/2019
On My Way

Another video of one of our talented students...

(DA-016) This video is the 3rd video of the Summer which features Xilong (pronounced “see long’) performing the Alan Walker, Sabrina Carpenter, Farruko song,...

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08/01/2019

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08/01/2019
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Check out one of the many videos done with some of our incredible students.

https://youtu.be/aRGD6weXYaY

(DA-015) This Summer as a part of the Digital Arts and Culinary Academy’s programs is popular class we call “Kidz Bop Camp”. In the tradition of the popular ...

On August 17th the 12th Annual Back to School Bash held by Our Youth Matter, Inc. will be back at Rainbow Recreation Cen...
07/31/2019

On August 17th the 12th Annual Back to School Bash held by Our Youth Matter, Inc. will be back at Rainbow Recreation Center 5800 International Blvd. Oakland, CA 94621. This year their goal is to give out 500 backpacks, 500 hygiene kits and 500 books, with lots of additional other perks. To register for the event please go to:
http://ouryouthmatter.com/index.php/back-2-school-bash/

We are so proud of the folks in our Grandma's Hands gardening program. Our garden is looking better than ever.
07/31/2019

We are so proud of the folks in our Grandma's Hands gardening program. Our garden is looking better than ever.

We are so proud of the folks in our Grandma's Hands gardening program. Our garden is looking better than ever.

TEEN ECO ACTION(Ages 13 - 17) East Bay Regional Park District, in partnership with Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth ...
06/19/2019
DACA Programs

TEEN ECO ACTION
(Ages 13 - 17)
East Bay Regional Park District, in partnership with Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development is proud to present "Teen Eco Action 2019". Join us, July 22nd to July 26th (9am - 4:30pm), for an exploration of Oakland's creeks, rolling green hills, dynamic waterways, and City and Regional Parks. We will be exploring Oakland's natural wonders by boating, biking, fishing, hiking, and doing community service projects. You will also learn job skills and learn about careers in Parks and Recreations. For more information go to:

http://www.dacaoakland.com/programs.html

(Ages 13 - 17)East Bay Regional Park District, in partnership with Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development is proud to present "Teen Eco Action 2019". Join us, July 22nd to July 26th (9am - 4:30pm), for an exploration of Oakland's creeks, rolling green hills, dynamic waterways, and City and...

Things have been really progressing with one of our newer programs, Grandma’s Hands. This program is to get adults (50+)...
06/02/2019

Things have been really progressing with one of our newer programs, Grandma’s Hands. This program is to get adults (50+) involved in gardening. They have been doing an incredible job in DACA’s garden. If you would like to be involved give us a call at (510) 615-5807.

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06/01/2019

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Don’t miss it. May 18th, 10am - 1pm, the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Rainbow Recreation Center (5800 Internatio...
05/07/2019

Don’t miss it. May 18th, 10am - 1pm, the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Rainbow Recreation Center (5800 International Blvd., Oakland).

Need something for your kids and teens to do this Summer? Then please check out DACA’s programs.http://dacaoakland.com
05/06/2019
Digital Arts and Culinary Academy (DACA)

Need something for your kids and teens to do this Summer? Then please check out DACA’s programs.
http://dacaoakland.com

The Digital Arts and Culinary Academy (DACA), a.k.a. the Rainbow Teen Center is a state of the art Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development facility designed to give youth, teens, and young adults an opportunity to learn and grow while in a fun and safe environment.

About 10 students from the Coliseum College Preparatory Academy (CCPA) learned a few cooking techniques from our Chef In...
05/05/2019

About 10 students from the Coliseum College Preparatory Academy (CCPA) learned a few cooking techniques from our Chef Instructor, Scott Marsh. Special thanks to CCPA Instructor, Divya Farias for making this happen.

03/03/2019
Town Camp - The Experience

Town Camp - The Experience

Sign up today for Oakland Parks, Recreation, & Youth Development's Town Camp. An Oakland youth summer experience for ages 5-12. Weekly activities include, Reading, Math, Games, Sports, Crafts, Swimming, and Discovery.

https://youtu.be/naHOJKlAQeA

Last year Oakland Parks, Recreation, & Youth Development (OPRYD) started a new summer experience called TOWN CAMP. With the help of Oakland's KTOP the experi...

Hello Everybody,We here at the Digital Arts and Culinary Academy (DACA) are tremendously happy to inform you of our clas...
01/17/2019
DACA Programs

Hello Everybody,

We here at the Digital Arts and Culinary Academy (DACA) are tremendously happy to inform you of our classes for the Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 seasons. Please check out some of our latest offerings on our web site www.dacaoakland.com/programs.html.

Also, we are celebrating finally integrating Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development’s new online system Perfect Mind into our web site. This integration will make it easy for you learn in great detail about our classes. You can now easily register for any class(es) that may be of interest to you and/or your family. Again, please take a look when you have a moment at www.dacaoakland.com/programs.html and go to the web site often as we will be adding more classes.

If you need more information please either email your inquiries to [email protected] or call (510) 615-5807.

Take care and we hope to see you soon,
Claytoven Richardson

(Ages 13 - 17) Course ID: 00013088 Will your teens be stuck at home during the Thanksgiving break? Well, let us give them something cool to do in a safe, smoke free environment. DACA invites teens, ages 12 - 16 to come enjoy snacks, dinner, movies, games, and more. These three days will be all about...

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(Volume 24)Along with the outside of the Rainbow Recreation Center really taking shape, the inside is starting to come t...
01/11/2019

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Along with the outside of the Rainbow Recreation Center really taking shape, the inside is starting to come together.

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Along with the outside of the Rainbow Recreation Center really taking shape, the inside is starting to come together.

Perfect place for teens to be during the winter break. Plenty of things for them to do. Check it out.
12/15/2018
Winter Break Teen Hangout (DACA)

Perfect place for teens to be during the winter break. Plenty of things for them to do. Check it out.

Teens, ages 12 -16 are invited to come enjoy snacks, dinner, movies, video games, and more. These six days will be all about having fun and making new friends. Sign up now, and don’t forget to tell friends. For scholarships please call (510) 615-5807 before registering.

Teens, ages 12 -16 are invited to come enjoy snacks, dinner, movies, video games, and more. These six days will be all a...
11/21/2018

Teens, ages 12 -16 are invited to come enjoy snacks, dinner, movies, video games, and more. These six days will be all about having fun and making new friends. Sign up now, and don’t forget to tell friends.

$90 – Registration Fee. Some Scholarships are Available. For more information call (510) 615-5807

To register go to:
https://cityofoakland.perfectmind.com/23603/Clients/BookMe4LandingPages/CoursesLandingPage?widgetId=15f6af07-39c5-473e-b053-96653f77a406&embed=False&redirectedFromEmbededMode=False&courseId=4dbea703-49ab-40e1-994b-6ba181a27820

Hello folks,Will your teens be stuck at home during the Thanksgiving break? Well, let us give them something cool to do ...
11/17/2018

Hello folks,

Will your teens be stuck at home during the Thanksgiving break? Well, let us give them something cool to do in a safe, smoke free environment. Digital Arts and Culinary Academy invites teens, ages 12 - 16 to come enjoy snacks, dinner, movies, games, and more. These three days will be all about having fun and making new friends.

Sign up now, and don’t forget to ask them to tell their friends.

Scholarships are Available. Please call (510) 615-5807 for more details.

Hope to see your teens there,
Claytoven Richardson
[email protected]

https://cityofoakland.perfectmind.com/23603/Clients/BookMe4LandingPages/CoursesLandingPage?widgetId=15f6af07-39c5-473e-b053-96653f77a406&embed=False&redirectedFromEmbededMode=False&courseId=475eedcb-64ba-46ee-a794-c56e9980bd5f

Please come join Community Education Specialist, Diane Lewis for this FREE EVENT as she discusses: Assessments for adult...
10/26/2018

Please come join Community Education Specialist, Diane Lewis for this FREE EVENT as she discusses: Assessments for adults with memory problems, Opportunities to participate in research studies, Clinical and educational services, Social work recommendations for improved quality of life for people with memory problems, Community education programs, and more.

https://cityofoakland.perfectmind.com/23603/Clients/BookMe4LandingPages/CoursesLandingPage?widgetId=15f6af07-39c5-473e-b053-96653f77a406&embed=False&redirectedFromEmbededMode=False&courseId=085fb30e-ef32-4674-9bf8-1e2687ec3ec2

Just wanted to share one of the many awards that we have been receiving. We couldn't do it without our incredible staff.
10/23/2018

Just wanted to share one of the many awards that we have been receiving. We couldn't do it without our incredible staff.

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5818 International Blvd
Oakland, CA
94621

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(510) 615-5807

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