Youth UpRising

Youth UpRising Youth UpRising (YU) is a multi-service community transformation hub, located in the heart of East Oakland, providing comprehensive, fully integrated health
Youth UpRising provides a robust array of programming that creates opportunities for personal transformation. Currently, we have 100 staff members serving over 5,500 members. Many of our young people have been defined as hard to serve or are engaged or at risk of being engaged in the Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare or both. Our four core program areas: • Health & Wellness (in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Oakland) • Career & Education • Arts & Expression • Civic Engagement
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02/08/2020

We celebrated Rise Up team members Ashanique & Elijah’s birthday this week! 🎉🎂

02/06/2020

We have been busy with outreach this week! Thanks to @ccpa_lions for inviting us out to participate in their Black Student Union’s, Black History Month Block Party. It was a great event & everyone had a lot of fun! Jenga got intense!!

YU's 14th Annual Holiday Party Photo Booth. Tag yourself or a friend!Special thanks to D-Ray, DJ Toure & Mally Bo for ma...
01/09/2020

YU's 14th Annual Holiday Party Photo Booth. Tag yourself or a friend!

Special thanks to D-Ray, DJ Toure & Mally Bo for making this years event so special.

YU's 14th Annual Holiday Party Photo Booth. Tag yourself or a friend!

Special thanks to D-Ray, DJ Toure & Mally Bo for making this years event so special.

12/13/2019
YU Testimonials

YOUTH UPRISING 2020: JOIN US IN TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF YOUTH IN EAST OAKLAND

Youth UpRising continues to be a hub for youth in East Oakland to heal, learn, play, express themselves, and get valuable experiences, opportunities and resources. 2020 marks our 15th anniversary and coincides with a time of growth and an opportunity to refine our strategies and build an even stronger YU. We are proud of the work that we are doing and look forward to improving and refining the supports and services that we provide to the youth in East Oakland.

Your donation would allow us to reach more youth and provide additional supports to them. Please see below for a list of ways that we can use your donation.

Our success is measured by the number of youth that we can meaningfully impact. To do this, we mentor them, provide them with safety and a sense of being home, along with providing them with opportunities to improve their lives. Please join us in making dreams happen.
Donate at: https://tinyurl.com/tv9waep

The Data:
* When asked what they value about YU, 100% said it was a safe space
* 98% of youth reported that YU had a very positive impact on their lives
* We provided 5,166 hours of service to youth last year
* We served 423 youth
* We enrolled 306 new members

Current YU members briefly explain what Youth UpRising brings to their lives.

🎅🏾🤶🏾Like we always do at this time! Celebrate with YU members/alumni & staff, all are welcome!!🎄We are looking forward t...
12/12/2019

🎅🏾🤶🏾Like we always do at this time! Celebrate with YU members/alumni & staff, all are welcome!!🎄We are looking forward to having fun with you all...Spread the word!!

Tomorrow, a fun community event for the kiddos!
12/06/2019

Tomorrow, a fun community event for the kiddos!

Our YU family, Chavairick aka Boo, needs our community to show up and show him love. Boo has been a part of the YU team ...
11/28/2019

Our YU family, Chavairick aka Boo, needs our community to show up and show him love. Boo has been a part of the YU team for many years and has poured so much into us all. Come out TONIGHT for a fundraiser benefitting him with these Bay Area hip hop legends and more! Spread the word!!

11/26/2019

What are YOU thankful for? ⁣

Rise Up is YU’s youth leadership program and two team members, Lamar & Kayla, kicked off our thanksgiving dinner yesterday. We are thankful for their willingness to challenge themselves and step up as leaders and their commitment to support young people in Oakland!⁣

We are also very thankful to Chef Sarah, who cooked up a delicious feast for our members, staff and community. 💜

YU family, join us for dinner & community! 🦃🌽🥗⁣⁣We invite YU alumi to join too! Come one, come all! See you there.
11/21/2019

YU family, join us for dinner & community! 🦃🌽🥗⁣

We invite YU alumi to join too! Come one, come all! See you there.

Excited to have @hackthehood at YU! 🖥 Are you an aspiring young entrepreneur? Know one? Spread the word about this incre...
11/19/2019

Excited to have @hackthehood at YU! 🖥 Are you an aspiring young entrepreneur? Know one? Spread the word about this incredible opportunity!

11/16/2019

Happy birthday @e40! 🎉YU was one of the shooting locations for the Tell Me When to Go music video! The center had just opened and the hyphy music scene was bubblin...the energy was incredible. Thankful for the support E-40 has shown our young people over the years!

We were moved by this testimony of Youth UpRising’s impact. Our mission is to inspire and build up youth leaders, who wi...
11/15/2019

We were moved by this testimony of Youth UpRising’s impact. Our mission is to inspire and build up youth leaders, who will continue the work to transform our community. ⁣

We are so very proud of the path that you have taken @all_work247 and are grateful that YU was able to play a part in your story. 💜

11/05/2019
Job Opportunities — Youth UpRising

We are Hiring! Current Open Positions:

Health & Wellness Director | Mental Health Clinician | Development & Data Associate | Office Administrative Assistant | Case Manager | Academic & Education Tutor

Spread the word!

Youth UpRising offers candidates an opportunity to join a dynamic organization with a compelling mission and a successful track record of attracting, engaging and serving a high-risk population in strategies for personal, professional and community transformation.

We are always looking for new team members to join our employment training program, where you gain skills on the job!⁣⁣𝐑...
11/04/2019

We are always looking for new team members to join our employment training program, where you gain skills on the job!⁣

𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐯𝐢𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝, 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐛𝐲.⁣

Please spread the word!

We are all ready for today’s halloween party stop by from 4-6!🎃⁣⁣⁣👻 Food⁣⁣👻 Games⁣⁣👻 Raffle👻 Music & more!
10/31/2019

We are all ready for today’s halloween party stop by from 4-6!🎃⁣⁣

👻 Food⁣⁣
👻 Games⁣⁣
👻 Raffle
👻 Music & more!

Join us for our annual halloween party!🎃⁣⁣⁣👻 Food⁣⁣👻Games⁣⁣👻 Music & more!
10/30/2019

Join us for our annual halloween party!🎃⁣⁣

👻 Food⁣⁣
👻Games⁣⁣
👻 Music & more!

10/29/2019

Have you checked out our skatepark? It’s open to the public! Tag us in your videos. ⁣

Repost via @skatemarys⁣
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Deep East session with the boys 🔥😤 #skatemarys #youthuprising

We are so grateful to Haircuts with Heart w/ @teresasculpts @n_shearpassion @_hairbyvee @thebraidbar for donating their ...
10/25/2019

We are so grateful to Haircuts with Heart w/ @teresasculpts @n_shearpassion @_hairbyvee @thebraidbar for donating their services to our members. 💜 They left feeling amazing!

📷: @teresasculpts @ Youth UpRising

Youth UpRising's cover photo
10/18/2019

Youth UpRising's cover photo

Join TechHire Oakland At the Kapor Center & Airbnb for a fun and engaging workshop that can help you land your next job!...
09/26/2019
Inside Airbnb Apprenticeships - Splash

Join TechHire Oakland At the Kapor Center & Airbnb for a fun and engaging workshop that can help you land your next job!

*This event is open to all with a focus on East Bay residents of color underrepresented in tech (those from African-American/Black, American Indian/Native American, Filipina, Korean, Latinx, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, and Vietnamese ethnic backgrounds). PLEASE SHARE!

TechHire Oakland at the Kapor Center is bringing Airbnb to the East Bay. Applications are open for Connect, Airbnb’s paid software engineering apprenticeship.  This is a six month opportunity to build onramps to technical jobs for non-traditional talent (those without four-year computer science ...

Ballerina @mistyonpointe & author/filmmaker @315nelsongeorge visited YU recently!⁣✨⁣@turffeinz @turfinc discussed the da...
09/19/2019

Ballerina @mistyonpointe & author/filmmaker @315nelsongeorge visited YU recently!⁣
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@turffeinz @turfinc discussed the dance culture in Oakland & their individual journeys as artists. It was an inspiring day listening to a room full of talented creatives share how dance has transformed their lives.⁣
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Misty Copeland was the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. She is a published author & is passionate about giving her time to mentor young people.
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Nelson George was a writer/producer on CB4, Netflix’s the Get Down, authored books on Motown and hip hop & much more.

We were featured on @cuisinenoir! The café serves as a youth employment & training program, but also provides healthy fo...
09/19/2019

We were featured on @cuisinenoir! The café serves as a youth employment & training program, but also provides healthy food options in East Oakland where there is a severe disparity.⁣
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“The goal is to create an eatery to serve as a community spot for everyone to access & enjoy healthy food options to better their overall wellness.” -Chef Sarah Germany⁣
🔗 𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘓𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘪𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘭𝘦🔗⁣
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Come by Tues-Fri 11am-5pm to @cornerscafeyu for a delicious & healthy meal or snack⁣
8711 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA⁣
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Thank you @ruksanah for this wonderful article!⁣
#iamcuisinenoir

Come through to YU today until 1 PM for our backpack giveaway! #backpackgiveaway #youthuprising #eastoakland
08/03/2019

Come through to YU today until 1 PM for our backpack giveaway! #backpackgiveaway #youthuprising #eastoakland

Join Youth UpRising and the Isaac Taggart Foundation on Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 10 AM - 1 PM for the 6th Annual Backpack Giveaway!

Students must be school age to receive a backpack. One (1) bag per child.

Join Youth UpRising and the Isaac Taggart Foundation on Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 10 AM - 1 PM for the 6th Annual B...
07/23/2019

Join Youth UpRising and the Isaac Taggart Foundation on Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 10 AM - 1 PM for the 6th Annual Backpack Giveaway!

Students must be school age to receive a backpack. One (1) bag per child.

It's Not To Late, Come & Join Us While We Clean Up Our Community!
04/22/2019

It's Not To Late, Come & Join Us While We Clean Up Our Community!

Raise the Bay will be highlighting female-identifying singer/songwriters and spoken word artists in the Bay Area, Also Y...
01/04/2019

Raise the Bay will be highlighting female-identifying singer/songwriters and spoken word artists in the Bay Area, Also YU will be tabling!

Make sure you include our ticket promo code "UPRISING" ($5 Off).

From the birth of The #Hyphy Movement and #Turfing, Youth UpRising is Calling all Bay Area Dancers, Rappers and Gifted I...
12/17/2018

From the birth of The #Hyphy Movement and #Turfing, Youth UpRising is Calling all Bay Area Dancers, Rappers and Gifted Individuals to "Boundaries of Bars" Rap Battle & "Mt. Olympus" Dance Battle, Friday, December 21, 2018 here at Youth UpRising. Hosted by @Roniz31 and @ZeusDaDunka as well as spins by @Stealtheshow, expect so many special guest to appear as well as you to be the main attraction! #YU #YouthUpRising #HyphyMovement #TurfBattle #Oakland #Bayarea #EastOakland #NorthOakland #WestOakland #SanFranciscoBayArea #YouthCenter #YouthDancer #YouthRapper #TurfDancing

This Friday, Everyone Come out and join us for the @youthuprising Holiday Party, Friday, December 14th, 4PM to 7PM. Free...
12/12/2018

This Friday, Everyone Come out and join us for the @youthuprising Holiday Party, Friday, December 14th, 4PM to 7PM. Free Food, Gift Giveaways, Photo Booth and so much more! Cant wait to see your beautiful faces, amazing families and great fun. Come enjoy the live music and entertainment!!

From the birth of The #Hyphy Movement and #Turfing, Youth UpRising is Calling all Bay Area Dancers, Rappers and Gifted I...
12/12/2018

From the birth of The #Hyphy Movement and #Turfing, Youth UpRising is Calling all Bay Area Dancers, Rappers and Gifted Individuals to "Boundaries of Bars" Rap Battle & "Mt. Olympus" Dance Battle, Friday, December 21, 2018 here at Youth UpRising. Hosted by @Roniz31 and @ZeusDaDunka as well as spins by @Stealtheshow, expect so many special guest to appear as well as you to be the main attraction! #YU #YouthUpRising #HyphyMovement #TurfBattle #Oakland #Bayarea #EastOakland #NorthOakland #WestOakland #SanFranciscoBayArea #YouthCenter #YouthDancer #YouthRapper #TurfDancing

From the birth of The #Hyphy Movement and #Turfing, Youth UpRising is Calling all Bay Area Dancers, Rappers and Gifted I...
12/12/2018

From the birth of The #Hyphy Movement and #Turfing, Youth UpRising is Calling all Bay Area Dancers, Rappers and Gifted Individuals to "Boundaries of Bars" Rap Battle & "Mt. Olympus" Dance Battle, Friday, December 21, 2018 here at Youth UpRising. Hosted by @Roniz31 and @ZeusDaDunka as well as spins by @Stealtheshow, expect so many special guest to appear as well as you to be the main attraction! #YU #YouthUpRising #HyphyMovement #TurfBattle #Oakland #Bayarea #EastOakland #NorthOakland #WestOakland #SanFranciscoBayArea #YouthCenter #YouthDancer #YouthRapper #TurfDancing

Come out and join us next week for The @youthuprising Holiday Party, Friday, December 14th, 4PM to 7PM. Free Food, Gift ...
12/11/2018

Come out and join us next week for The @youthuprising Holiday Party, Friday, December 14th, 4PM to 7PM. Free Food, Gift Giveaways, Photo Booth and so much more! Cant wait to see your beautiful faces, amazing families and great fun. Come enjoy the live music and entertainment!!

Going Deep In Our Man-Up Class!
12/08/2018

Going Deep In Our Man-Up Class!

Come out and join us next week for The @youthuprising Holiday Party, Friday, December 14th, 4PM to 7PM. Free Food, Give ...
12/06/2018

Come out and join us next week for The @youthuprising Holiday Party, Friday, December 14th, 4PM to 7PM. Free Food, Give Giveaways, Photo Booth and so much more! Cant wait to see your beautiful faces, amazing families and great fun.

Come out and join us next week for The @youthuprising Holiday Party, Friday, December 14th, 4PM to 7PM. Free Food, Give ...
12/04/2018

Come out and join us next week for The @youthuprising Holiday Party, Friday, December 14th, 4PM to 7PM. Free Food, Give Giveaways, Photo Booth and so much more! Cant wait to see your beautiful faces, amazing families and great fun.

#GivingTUesday : This holiday season continues to be a time of gratitude to the East Oakland community we love. You enjo...
11/28/2018

#GivingTUesday : This holiday season continues to be a time of gratitude to the East Oakland community we love. You enjoyed Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now can embrace Giving Tuesday.
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- Text UPRISING to 41444
or
- Visit www.youthuprising.org/donate

#GivingTUesday : This holiday season continues to be a time of gratitude to the East Oakland community we love. You enjo...
11/28/2018

#GivingTUesday : This holiday season continues to be a time of gratitude to the East Oakland community we love. You enjoyed Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now can embrace Giving Tuesday.
............
- Text UPRISING to 41444
or
- Visit www.youthuprising.org/donate

#GivingTUesday : This holiday season continues to be a time of gratitude to the East Oakland community we love. You enjo...
11/27/2018

#GivingTUesday : This holiday season continues to be a time of gratitude to the East Oakland community we love. You enjoyed Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now can embrace Giving Tuesday.
............
- Text UPRISING to 41444
or
- Visit www.youthuprising.org/donate

This holiday season continues to be a time of gratitude to the East Oakland community we love. You enjoyed Black Friday,...
11/27/2018

This holiday season continues to be a time of gratitude to the East Oakland community we love. You enjoyed Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now can embrace Giving Tuesday.

- Text UPRISING to 41444 or

- Visit www.youthuprising.org/donate

This holiday season continues to be a time of gratitude to the East Oakland community we love. You enjoyed Black Friday,...
11/27/2018

This holiday season continues to be a time of gratitude to the East Oakland community we love. You enjoyed Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now can embrace Giving Tuesday. Celebrate the youth who are transforming their communities by supporting YU tomorrow!

11/21/2018

Ladies and Gentlemen, This is not a drill, Tell everyone you know we are having a "Turkey and Grocery Giveaway" here at Youth UpRising. Come Join Us! #turkeygiveaway #turkey #thanksgiving #friendsgiving #community #youthuprising #youth #oakland #eastoakland #OaklandEvents #castlemont #castlemonthighschool #oaklandschools #nonprofit

11/21/2018

Ladies and Gentlemen, I say again.. Tell everyone you know we are having a "Turkey and Grocery Giveaway" here at Youth UpRising. Come Join Us! #turkeygiveaway #turkey #thanksgiving #friendsgiving #community #youthuprising #youth #oakland #eastoakland #OaklandEvents #castlemont #castlemonthighschool #oaklandschools #nonprofit

Ladies and Gentlemen, Right Now! Tell everyone you know we are having a "Turkey and Grocery Giveaway" here at Youth UpRi...
11/20/2018

Ladies and Gentlemen, Right Now! Tell everyone you know we are having a "Turkey and Grocery Giveaway" here at Youth UpRising. Come Join Us! #turkeygiveaway #turkey #thanksgiving #friendsgiving #community #youthuprising #youth #oakland #eastoakland #OaklandEvents #castlemont #castlemonthighschool #oaklandschools #nonprofit

Ladies and Gentlemen, Tell everyone you know we are having a "Turkey and Grocery Giveaway" here at Youth UpRising. Come ...
11/13/2018

Ladies and Gentlemen, Tell everyone you know we are having a "Turkey and Grocery Giveaway" here at Youth UpRising. Come Join Us! #turkeygiveaway #turkey #thanksgiving #friendsgiving #community #youthuprising #youth #oakland #eastoakland #OaklandEvents #castlemont #castlemonthighschool #oaklandschools #nonprofit

Address

8711 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA
94605

The 57 bus stops right in front of YU and the closest BART station is Coliseum (take the 73 bus from the station & transfer at Eastmont Transit Center to the 57 bus).

General information

Following decades of disinvestment and inter-generational poverty, in 1997, racial tensions erupted into violence in East Oakland. At the urging of Oakland youth, the County of Alameda and City of Oakland made an unprecedented investment in East Oakland youth by providing support for the planning of a one-stop health and human services center designed by and for youth. Youth, residents, public officials, and other stakeholders reviewed national best practices, designed the space, planned initial programming, and raised capital support from public and private sources. In 2005, YU opened the doors to its 25,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Programming launched immediately and the center served 1600 youth in the first year.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00

Telephone

(510) 777-9909

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