Lotus Bloom

Lotus Bloom Lotus Bloom is a network of family resource centers in Oakland, where children ages 0-5 and their caregivers learn, play, gain confidence and find connections to other parents, health resources, education resources.
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Founded in 2006, Lotus Bloom operated in shared space and under the fiscal sponsorship with Oakland Ready to Learn. Today, Lotus Bloom is an independent 501(c)(3) in a new location, operating with an all-volunteer Board of Directors and small part-time staff. Our centers serve over 400 families per year by offering early childhood programs, playgroups, literacy activities, and art programs at four high-need neighborhoods throughout Oakland.

Mission: Lotus Bloom's Mission is to ensure that every caregiver of young children, particularly those facing financial and other barriers, has a support system connecting them to the health, social and learning opportunities that will ensure their child has a strong start in life.

02/06/2020
The New Parkway

Thank you to The New Parkway & the LB Community for a fun month at the Movies! Together, we raised $1,930.80 in support of Oakland kiddos and families!

We are so grateful for your support!

Wednesdays are for good karma. All movie tickets on Wednesdays are “pay whatever you can afford.” 20% of the sales go to Lotus Bloom. Every Wednesday in January.
Lotus Bloom is a network of multicultural resource centers. Empowering Oakland families for generations by providing early learning opportunities so parents gain confidence and every child has a strong start in life.

Calling all Dads, Uncles, Grandparents, and Father-figures, Looking for a fun afternoon activity for you and your little...
02/05/2020

Calling all Dads, Uncles, Grandparents, and Father-figures,
Looking for a fun afternoon activity for you and your little one?

WIC is hosting Dad's Cafe at Telegraph & Eastmont Wednesday Afternoons!

See the flier for more information!

01/29/2020

Get cozy with a movie at The New Parkway this Wednesday 20% of sales supports Lotus Bloom
*showtimes in the comments

01/11/2020

Rain or shine, don't miss out on another KARMA CINEMA movie night at The New Parkway this coming Wednesday!

20% of all ticket sales support Lotus Bloom playgroups!

Showtimes:
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD - 6:20 PM

FANTASTIC FUNGI - 7: 10 PM

THE TWO POPES - 8:45 PM

THE LIGHTHOUSE - 9: 10 PM

01/09/2020
The New Parkway

Thank you to The New Parkway for choosing Lotus Bloom as a recipient of the Karma Cinema Program!

We are so grateful for your meaningful partnership in the community! #WeareLBFamily

Wednesdays are for good karma. All movie tickets on Wednesdays are “pay whatever you can afford.” 20% of the sales go to Lotus Bloom. Every Wednesday in January.
Lotus Bloom is a network of multicultural resource centers. Empowering Oakland families for generations by providing early learning opportunities so parents gain confidence and every child has a strong start in life.

01/09/2020

See you at the movies! TONIGHT is the first night of
Karma Cinema at The New Parkway 474 24th St. Oakland!

Join us for:
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - 6:20pm
Fantastic Fungi - 7:10pm
Castle In The Sky - 8:45pm
The Lighthouse - 9:10pm

Enjoy a night at one of Oakland's best movie theaters for a good cause! 20% of tonight's ticket sales support Lotus Bloom playgroups!

01/04/2020

Happy New Year Lotus Bloom Families!

Let's start 2020 off with some Family Fun!

You're invited to Karma Cinema: a pay-what-you-can movie night at The New Parkway every single Wednesday night in January! 20% of all ticket sales supports Lotus Bloom's programs.

On Wednesday January 8th you can see:
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - 6:20pm
Fantastic Fungi - 7:10pm
Castle In The Sky - 8:45pm
The Lighthouse - 9:10pm

Enjoy a night at one of Oakland's best movie theaters for a good cause! See you there ~

🌿Love working with children and families?Apply to join the Lotus Bloom Family as a Playgroup Teacher! We are hiring at L...
12/10/2019
Join Our Team

🌿Love working with children and families?

Apply to join the Lotus Bloom Family as a Playgroup Teacher! We are hiring at Lotus Bloom Downtown & Room to Bloom Family Resource Center!

Send your resume to [email protected] today!

www.lotusbloomfamily.org/join-our-team

Join the Lotus Bloom team to help make a difference in the lives of Oakland families.

We LOVE Lotus Bloom! Thank you, Community for your amazing generosity this #GivingTuesday! Together, we raised over $700...
12/04/2019

We LOVE Lotus Bloom!

Thank you, Community for your amazing generosity this #GivingTuesday!

Together, we raised over $700 in support of free and low cost early learning programs and parent supports to strengthen Oakland Families!

It truly takes a village to raise a child; today and every day Lotus Bloom is glad to call YOU a part of our community!

#WeareLBFamily

PS: It's not too late to make a gift! Donate today!

For Lotus Bloom, #GIVINGTUESDAY is all about coming  together to build stronger families! Your gift today supports the s...
12/03/2019

For Lotus Bloom, #GIVINGTUESDAY is all about coming together to build stronger families! Your gift today supports the strength we see in our community tomorrow!

THIS SATURDAY is FIRST SATURDAY! Room to Bloom Family Resource Center and Youth UpRising welcome you to  join us for a W...
12/02/2019

THIS SATURDAY is FIRST SATURDAY!

Room to Bloom Family Resource Center and Youth UpRising welcome you to join us for a Winter Holiday Family Event, December 7th from 10a - 3p at 8711 Macarthur Blvd!

Come and enjoy holiday crafts, free lunch and find a gift from your local vendors!

We can't wait to see you there!

"Playgroups with other parents is a great time to connect and feel seen!"  - Lotus Bloom Parent We are just a few days a...
11/30/2019

"Playgroups with other parents is a great time to connect and feel seen!"
- Lotus Bloom Parent

We are just a few days away from #GivingTuesday!

Show your support for welcoming, inclusive and family friendly spaces in Oakland now until December 3rd!

Happy Holiday Season, Community  At Lotus Bloom, we believe we rise as a family by lifting each other! However we spend ...
11/25/2019

Happy Holiday Season, Community

At Lotus Bloom, we believe we rise as a family by lifting each other! However we spend the holiday week, let's remember generosity and thanks goes a long way.

Support Oakland Families this #GivingTuesday 12/3/19 with a generous gift to Lotus Bloom 🌻

Thank you so much, Supervisor Wilma Chan for your partnership and recognition of Lotus Bloom's San Antonio Family Resour...
11/21/2019

Thank you so much, Supervisor Wilma Chan for your partnership and recognition of Lotus Bloom's San Antonio Family Resource Center for inclusive family empowerment services and supports for children aged 0-5.

Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors declared November 17-22 as United Against Hate Week in support of our diverse community and in celebration of inclusivity.

I was proud to present this proclamation to Lotus Bloom in recognition of their inclusive family empowerment services and supports for children aged 0-5.

With the holidays just around the corner, we want to remind everyone that #GivingTuesday is coming up on December 3rd!Gi...
11/16/2019

With the holidays just around the corner, we want to remind everyone that #GivingTuesday is coming up on December 3rd!

Giving Tuesday is an international day of charitable giving and gratitude! Mark your calendars to donate to Lotus Bloom's programs on December 3rd!

We are so grateful for our Community!
What are you grateful for this season?
#givingtuesday #weareLBFamily

11/14/2019
Investing In Oakland's Children: A Decade Of Unlocking Potential

Our work is featured in @KR_Foundation's video celebrating a decade of unlocking children’s potential.. With their support, Lotus Bloom has reached over 1,000 community members with enriching literacy programs! https://vimeo.com/368842508 #10YearsofRainin

In our third video marking the Rainin Foundation’s ten-year grantmaking milestone, we look back on our early education investments in Oakland. The Rainin Foundation…

11/09/2019

Going into the long weekend like ;)

LOTUS BLOOM will be open TUESDAY 11/12 at 9:30am

We like you too! Thank you Lotus Bloom Community for 500 likes on Facebook☺️
10/02/2019

We like you too!
Thank you Lotus Bloom Community for 500 likes on Facebook☺️

Grow with us...🌻Lotus Bloom is HIRING for Substitute Teachers! Find out how YOU can join the Lotus Bloom Family at www.l...
09/20/2019
Join Our Team

Grow with us...🌻
Lotus Bloom is HIRING for Substitute Teachers!

Find out how YOU can join the Lotus Bloom Family at www.lotusbloomfamily.org/join-our-team

Join the Lotus Bloom team to help make a difference in the lives of Oakland families.

Grow with us...🌻Lotus Bloom is HIRING for Teachers and a Temp Administrative Position Find out more about how you can jo...
08/22/2019
Join Our Team

Grow with us...🌻
Lotus Bloom is HIRING for Teachers and a Temp Administrative Position

Find out more about how you can join the Lotus Bloom Family on our site at http://www.lotusbloomfamily.org/join-our-team

Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] today!

Join the Lotus Bloom team to help make a difference in the lives of Oakland families.

THIS SATURDAY!West Oakland Unity Fair at Defremery Park, 12p-4p**Lotus Bloom will be there Pablo on the drums!** FREE FO...
07/25/2019

THIS SATURDAY!
West Oakland Unity Fair at Defremery Park, 12p-4p
**Lotus Bloom will be there Pablo on the drums!**
FREE FOOD, FREE RESOURCES, FREE GAMES!

"Unity Fair is here and we are here to serve!"

06/06/2019

Lotus Bloom is CLOSED for Summer Break until June 17th

Lotus Bloom is proud to be sponsored by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation! Take a look at the amazing work being supported i...
06/06/2019
Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Lotus Bloom is proud to be sponsored by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation!

Take a look at the amazing work being supported in Oakland. 😊

We are committed to continuing our work to improve outcomes for all Oakland children. See our latest Education grants to:
Aspire Public Schools
The Community School for Creative Education
KIPP Bay Area Public Schools
Urban Montessori
Book Trust
East Bay Agency for Children - EBAC
Education for Change
Bookmark Bookstore / Friends of the Oakland Public Library (FOPL)
Lighthouse Community Public Schools
LitLab
Lotus Bloom
Oakland Literacy Coalition
Oakland Unified School District
Reach Out and Read
Reading Partners
EDvance SF
Springboard Collaborative
Tandem, Partners in Early Learning

06/04/2019

"I've learned about different resources that can help my family to grow and to be healthy"
- Emily

Big thanks to Academy of Art for featuring ROOM TO BLOOM in a brand new video! Check it out ;)

02/15/2019

A Happy Black Legacy Month and Lunar New Year to ALL!

Lotus Bloom will be CLOSED February 18-22nd for Professional Development Week!

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, February 25th for our regularly scheduled play groups!

12/21/2018

Happy Winter Season from all of us at Lotus Bloom!

Our programs will be closed until Janaury 7th, 2019!
We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Lotus Bloom is Hiring for 2019! Check out the Join Our Team page at www.lotusbloomfamily.org
12/20/2018
Lotus Bloom

Lotus Bloom is Hiring for 2019! Check out the Join Our Team page at www.lotusbloomfamily.org

Lotus Bloom's mission is to provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive space to traditionally underserved populations to come together as a community to provide children with a rich learning foundation.

Going into the long weekend like YAY!Lotus Bloom will be closed Monday November 12th. We'll see you on Wednesday and Thu...
11/08/2018

Going into the long weekend like YAY!
Lotus Bloom will be closed Monday November 12th. We'll see you on Wednesday and Thursday!🍁😁

Happy Fall Festivities from Lotus Bloom.
10/31/2018

Happy Fall Festivities from Lotus Bloom.

10/17/2018

Lotus Bloom will be CLOSED this Friday, 10/19

SEE YOU MONDAY, Families!

Happy Fall Lotus Bloom Community!We are so excited to say "Hello Harvest!" with our First Saturday Community Playtime at...
09/24/2018

Happy Fall Lotus Bloom Community!
We are so excited to say "Hello Harvest!" with our First Saturday Community Playtime at Room to Bloom on October 6th!

This event is FREE🍁

Invite your family and friends, bring your neighbors!

We're back...Lotus Bloom Programs OPEN for Fall 2018 on Monday, August 20th!
08/19/2018

We're back...

Lotus Bloom Programs OPEN for Fall 2018 on Monday, August 20th!

08/13/2018

We're on the air!
Tune in to @KQED TOMORROW morning at 6:20 & 8:20!

It's been a great season! Thank you Lotus Bloom Families for enjoying Summer Program with us.Lotus Bloom will be CLOSED ...
07/30/2018

It's been a great season!
Thank you Lotus Bloom Families for enjoying Summer Program with us.

Lotus Bloom will be CLOSED from 7/28 - 8/17

Autumn Program starts AUGUST 20th, we can't wait to see you there!😁

"The Castlemont neighborhood in East Oakland is known as a Best Babies Zone. The idea of this initiative is that improvi...
07/12/2018
Saving black babies by saving a neighborhood

"The Castlemont neighborhood in East Oakland is known as a Best Babies Zone. The idea of this initiative is that improving life for everyone in the community will ultimately save babies."
- Priska Neely

The Castlemont neighborhood in East Oakland is known as a Best Babies Zone. The idea of the initiative is that improving life for all residents will ultimately save babies.

Summer Playgroup starts Monday, June 25th!We hope to see you at Lotus Bloom
06/22/2018

Summer Playgroup starts Monday, June 25th!
We hope to see you at Lotus Bloom

06/07/2018

Lotus Bloom will be
CLOSED
June 8th - June 24th

On April 26th Lotus Bloom celebrated 10 Years of Commitment to Oakland Children and Families!
05/31/2018

On April 26th Lotus Bloom celebrated 10 Years of Commitment to Oakland Children and Families!

On April 26th Lotus Bloom celebrated 10 Years of Commitment to Oakland Children and Families!

05/24/2018

In observance of Memorial Day Lotus Bloom will be closed on Fri, May 25th and Monday, May 28th, 2018

A recap on our Friday field trip to the unveiling of Oakland Public Library's Mobile Library!
05/14/2018

A recap on our Friday field trip to the unveiling of Oakland Public Library's Mobile Library!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss...
05/02/2018

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss

We celebrated Literacy at Lotus Bloom filled with fun activities and book giveaways.

10 years! Thank you to everyone for your support of Lotus Bloom!
04/28/2018

10 years! Thank you to everyone for your support of Lotus Bloom!

10K for 10 Years
04/26/2018
10K for 10 Years

10K for 10 Years

For the past 10 years, Lotus Bloom has shifted the tide for Oakland families with people of color leading the movement. We have provided support for caregivers, opportunities for communities, and powerful starts for our leaders of the future. Your gift will help us build strong ...

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555 19th St
Oakland, CA
94612

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 11:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 11:30
Friday 09:30 - 11:00

Telephone

(510) 735-9222

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Lotus Bloom (LB) is a grassroots family resource center that provides a welcoming space for low income, multicultural families with young children 0-5 years old to play, learn and grow together. Since our inception in 2006, LB has experienced exponential growth and is now a set of thriving community resource centers in the heart of Oakland serving over 1,000 families per year.

From the very beginning, Lotus Bloom has challenged itself to become a place in the community where families can uplift their cultural and linguistic diversity with appreciation and respect of their collective differences and commonalities. Lotus Bloom approaches working alongside families with the goal of maximizing every opportunity for interaction, enrichment, language development, and learning in a culturally competent context. This means that we look at the conditions our families face such as the neighborhood in which they live, their income, experiences of community violence or poverty and access to quality education. We consider these factors in order to cultivate informed and effective resource options from within and outside the community.

Lotus Bloom's Mission is to ensure that every caregiver of young children, particularly those facing financial and other barriers, has a support system connecting them to the health, social and learning opportunities that will ensure their child has a strong start in life.

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Lots of activities for the whole family this Sunday, Feb. 10th from 11a-3p at OACC's free Lunar New Year Celebration including bilingual storytime, movement/music classes, arts & crafts, & performances. Hope you can join us! Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2327557967467662/
I really appreciate what Lotus Bloom provided my child. From knowing neither English nor how to interact with teachers and other children, my child now is able to share, play and even help kids and teachers. I can tell everyone likes her and would like to spend time with her. Even if my child has been transferred to preschool, I cannot forget how Lotus Bloom was helping her as a transition. She only cried three days when she started her preschool! I can't imagine what she would be if she did not attend in Lotus Bloom. We love this lovely place and support it as much as we can! LB, Thank you!