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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Black Lives Matter. ✊🏿⁣⁣YU supports our community and our protests against police brutality. ⁣⁣We understand the anger a...
06/02/2020

Black Lives Matter. ✊🏿⁣

YU supports our community and our protests against police brutality. ⁣

We understand the anger and rage in our community, we share it too. ⁣

Be mindful that tonight there is a curfew in Alameda County that starts at 8pm and goes until 5am that requires everyone to stay indoors. This means that violation of the curfew is a misdemeanor that could lead to immediate arrest. We don’t want that. ⁣

If you do take to the streets in protest, PLEASE take care of yourselves and if are in need of legal support or other resources we are here for you. 📱Call or text Briahn at 510-863-4119 OR 📥 DM her @msbrihasig⁣

Please stay safe. We love you. 💜 @ Oakland, California

You have every right to feel hurt, upset, angry and any other emotion you may feel. Your life matters.⁣⁣YU has group and...
05/28/2020

You have every right to feel hurt, upset, angry and any other emotion you may feel. Your life matters.⁣

YU has group and one-on-one appointments available throughout the week to talk through your feelings, or just to connect with your community. Call or text: (510) 863-4119⁣

💜We love you.💜

YU’s grocery bag giveaway🥫is every Thursday from 12-2pm. Our staff will be on-site handing out bags that include a varie...
05/21/2020

YU’s grocery bag giveaway🥫is every Thursday from 12-2pm. Our staff will be on-site handing out bags that include a variety of food items that change weekly. ⁣

In previous weeks items such as 😷masks, 🧼hygiene kits, & 📚children’s books have been included, as well as 👶🏾diapers when we have them available.

💜All are welcome & no advance sign-up or ID is necessary.⁣

📍Youth UpRising - 8711 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94605 📞(510) 777-9909 @ Youth UpRising

Youth UpRising's cover photo
05/20/2020

Youth UpRising's cover photo

Wednesdays & Thursdays at 4pm! Learn some new self care practices each session to reduce stress! 💜 Are you trying to liv...
05/19/2020

Wednesdays & Thursdays at 4pm! Learn some new self care practices each session to reduce stress! 💜 Are you trying to live your best life? Find a quiet space and join us on Instagram! 💜 instagram.com/youthuprising

Andre of Inner City Bliss will be leading a meditation/movement class on YU’s IG live today! 🧘🏾🧘🏾‍♂️All are welcome! Nev...
05/19/2020

Andre of Inner City Bliss will be leading a meditation/movement class on YU’s IG live today! 🧘🏾🧘🏾‍♂️All are welcome! Never taken a class like this before? Then Let this be your first! Join us to de-stress & find a little peace. 🧘🏾‍♂️🧘🏾

Grateful to our YU Facility team who have been holding down the building keeping it safe and getting it ready for when w...
05/15/2020

Grateful to our YU Facility team who have been holding down the building keeping it safe and getting it ready for when we re-open.💜This is Brittney, one of our Culture Keepers, and her son. 💜 Looking forward to the day when we are all back together at YU with our members!

05/15/2020
Mayor Libby Schaaf

Mayor Libby Schaaf

COVID-19 Racial Disparities Task Force Public Hearing

FREE testing is available, please take advantage of this if you are feeling sick or are concerned that you may have been...
05/14/2020

FREE testing is available, please take advantage of this if you are feeling sick or are concerned that you may have been exposed.📱Answer a few questions & you will receive info in your closest testing site. 🔗oaklandca.gov/testing

In response to COVID-19 YU’s grocery bag giveaway has expanded and is now held on a weekly basis. 🥫Every Thursday from 1...
05/13/2020

In response to COVID-19 YU’s grocery bag giveaway has expanded and is now held on a weekly basis. 🥫Every Thursday from 12-2pm our staff will be on-site handing out bags that include a variety of food items that change weekly. ⁣

In previous weeks items such as 😷masks, 🧼hygiene kits, & 📚children’s books have been included. 👶🏾This week we do not have diapers to give out, but you check back in to see when they are back in stock.⁣

💜All are welcome & no advance sign-up is necessary. 👉🏾Swipe for the flyer💜⁣

📍Youth UpRising - 8711 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94605 📞(510) 777-9909 ext. O O @ Youth UpRising

A familiar face to our YU members—Andre of @innercitybliss111 will be leading a meditation/movement class on YU’s IG liv...
05/12/2020

A familiar face to our YU members—Andre of @innercitybliss111 will be leading a meditation/movement class on YU’s IG live Tuesdays! 🧘🏾🧘🏾‍♂️All are welcome! Never taken a class like this before? Then Let this be your first! Join us to de-stress & find a little peace. 🧘🏾‍♂️🧘🏾

Tune in now till 5pm to @urbanpeace510 #510day w/ @stealtheshow & @aebldee!#westillhere #thetown
05/10/2020

Tune in now till 5pm to @urbanpeace510 #510day w/ @stealtheshow & @aebldee!
#westillhere #thetown

Eoydc is hosting a Party with a Purpose!_____Join community members and leaders as they talk about COVID-19 resources, s...
05/08/2020

Eoydc is hosting a Party with a Purpose!
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Join community members and leaders as they talk about
COVID-19 resources, side shows and staying safe. #stayinside #stayhealthy

Youth UpRising has signed on to support getting Oakland Youth Vote on the ballot, which would give youth the right to vo...
05/06/2020

Youth UpRising has signed on to support getting Oakland Youth Vote on the ballot, which would give youth the right to vote in school board elections at age 16.🗳Join us in signing on or sending a letter of support directly to your councilmember. ✊🏾Help spread the word!💜 www.oaklandyouthvote.org

Thankful for this beautiful weather that we have had lately! It’s a perfect time to get some sun and exercise, while we ...
05/05/2020

Thankful for this beautiful weather that we have had lately! It’s a perfect time to get some sun and exercise, while we are spending so much time indoors. ☀️🥾⁣

Briahn, YU Health & Wellness Director and Tsehayu, YU Career Specialist; recently took a social distancing hike. There are many trails right here in Oakland that offer incredible views and space to find some peace. 🌁🌲⁣

A simple walk around the neighborhood can also help with staying physically and mentally healthy. So let’s get moving and remember...mask on! 😷💜

🎶Do you know what today is?🎶 On May 2, 2005, YU officially opened it’s doors! After many years of planning led by countl...
05/03/2020

🎶Do you know what today is?🎶 On May 2, 2005, YU officially opened it’s doors! After many years of planning led by countless dedicated youth and adults, the dream became a reality. ⁣

It has been a joy to serve our community for the past fifteen years. We are thankful for the youth, staff, partners and all the individuals that helped shape and bring life to YU. We would not be who we are without each and every one of them. We miss being together IN our space, and look forward to being in community, celebrating the big 15 with all of you one day soon. It gives us something to look forward to!⁣

Until then...We dug deep in our archives and will be sharing photos of some of the special people and moments from YU over the years. 👇🏾 Drop a favorite memory below or post a picture you took at YU and tag us!⁣

Today we are thankful.💜

Grocery bag (+ hygiene kit) & diaper giveaway from 12-2pm TODAY, Thursday April 30th!⁣⁣Grocery giveaway is every Thursda...
04/30/2020

Grocery bag (+ hygiene kit) & diaper giveaway from 12-2pm TODAY, Thursday April 30th!⁣

Grocery giveaway is every Thursday from 12-2pm! Diapers are given out as we get them (DM to inquire if we have them available). ⁣

Youth UpRising - 8711 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94605 💜

💧How is that water challenge going?! Eighth day! Drink up to stay healthy!💧
04/27/2020

💧How is that water challenge going?! Eighth day! Drink up to stay healthy!💧

Right now it’s important to stay active to maintain our physical and mental health. 💧we also need to drink lots of water...
04/20/2020

Right now it’s important to stay active to maintain our physical and mental health. 💧we also need to drink lots of water, at least 8 glasses a day.💧Let’s do this together—join our workout & water challenge!⁣

🤸🏾‍♀️Each day this week we will post a workout that you can do at home. We will start off easy and increase reps as we go along. ⁣

👈🏾Swipe to see our water challenge. Bookmark this post to help to remember.💧

👇🏾Let us know in the comments if you are up for the challenge and tag us in your photos/video of your progress! 💜 @ Oakland, California

04/14/2020

Hey community! 🚫Reminder—don’t touch your face!🚫

👁👃🏾👄One way viruses spread is when you touch your mouth, face. 🧠If we are mindful about it, we can help to keep ourselves healthy! ⁣

😷🧣Wearing a mask, scarf or other protective barrier covering your face, can also help you remember to not touch your face! 🧼🧼Stay safe and wash your hands and then wash your hands some more! 💜

Helping spread the word! Arsola’s House is doing another food distribution tomorrow
04/14/2020

Helping spread the word! Arsola’s House is doing another food distribution tomorrow

These past few weeks have been a lot to process for us all. How ever you may be dealing or coping during this time—you a...
04/13/2020

These past few weeks have been a lot to process for us all. How ever you may be dealing or coping during this time—you are doing the best you can. 💜 Having someone to talk to can help you understand how valid your feelings are & to help find new positive thoughts & habits. 💜 You are not alone. ⁣

This service is open to YU members, but we are extending it to non-members ages 13-24; who will do an intake and orientation to become a member virtually. If this is you, please reach out to us! 💜

Join us here on IG live tomorrow April at 3pm! Get facts on the coronavirus and tips on how we can stay healthy. We enco...
04/10/2020

Join us here on IG live tomorrow April at 3pm! Get facts on the coronavirus and tips on how we can stay healthy. We encourage you to ask questions!

YU staff Nycole & Deja were holding it down at last week’s grocery bag give away. Grateful for their service to our comm...
04/09/2020

YU staff Nycole & Deja were holding it down at last week’s grocery bag give away. Grateful for their service to our community during this time! 💜Grocery bags are given out every Thursday from 12-2pm @youthuprising. All are welcome!

Today & every Thursday from 12-2pm @youthuprising. All are welcome!
04/09/2020

Today & every Thursday from 12-2pm @youthuprising. All are welcome!

04/07/2020

The sun is out!☀️Get out & get some exercise, whether it’s a walk on a trail or around your block; It’s important for your mental & physical wellbeing. ⁣

🏃🏾‍♂️🌲YU’s Career Specialist, Tsehayu, shares his favorite place for a hike—while still practicing social distancing. ⁣

💜How are you staying active during this time?⁣
💜 There are tons of free fitness videos & lives being offered now that provide fun & challenging workouts. Share your favorites!👇

Arsola’s drive-thru food giveaway at 7801 Edgewater Dr., Oakland. Spread the word!⁣
04/07/2020

Arsola’s drive-thru food giveaway at 7801 Edgewater Dr., Oakland. Spread the word!⁣

This Thursday & every Thursday YU will have a grab & go grocery bag giveaway. Spread the word!⁣🍞⁣🥫⁣🥬⁣Items to vary weekl...
04/01/2020

This Thursday & every Thursday YU will have a grab & go grocery bag giveaway. Spread the word!⁣
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Items to vary weekly. Make sure to use safe social distancing practices during pick up. 💜

TUESDAY March 31st! Pick up in 🚘cars only, no walk ups. 7801 Edgewater Dr., Oakland. Spread the word!⁣⁣🥬⁣🍞⁣🥫⁣⁣💜ALSO...Yo...
03/31/2020

TUESDAY March 31st! Pick up in 🚘cars only, no walk ups. 7801 Edgewater Dr., Oakland. Spread the word!⁣

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💜ALSO...Youth UpRising will have stocked grocery bags this Thursday, April 2nd 12-2pm and each Thursday moving forward. Grab & go bags will be distributed in YU’s Amphitheater. ⁣

03/31/2020
YU Weekly Instagram Live Party

YU hosted a house party, bringing our party to your house!⁣

Thank you to the incredible, DJ Kleptic aka @stealtheshow onInstagram, who shows so much love to YU! We appreciate you for making this possible. THANK YOU! 💜Thanks to the Rise Up team, members, staff, partners & members for joining us!⁣

🔊🎶Let’s do it again this Thursday at 8pm, on our @youthuprising IG live!🔉🎶⁣

👇🏾Drop your song requests, shout outs, signature dance moves, outfit plans in the comments. We can’t be together at YU but we can still have fun with our community. See you Thursday! 💜

Join us tonight at 8:30pm for Club YU’s party at your house with a live DJ set by @stealtheshow on Instagram. We encoura...
03/27/2020

Join us tonight at 8:30pm for Club YU’s party at your house with a live DJ set by @stealtheshow on Instagram. We encourage you to invite a friend and meet up in the comments! Let’s pretend like we are all together at YU and have some fun, because we miss y’all! All are welcome!💜🕺🏾💃🏾🎉

Join us here: https://instagram.com/youthuprising?igshid=8c52pxt3pv8e

We are committed to supporting our youth and community during this time, while ensuring we keep each other safe. 💜 ⁣Chec...
03/17/2020

We are committed to supporting our youth and community during this time, while ensuring we keep each other safe. 💜 ⁣

Check back for info on resources as well as mini workshops our staff will host bringing our classroom to you. ⁣

Drop a comment with any questions you have, resources you need to be connected to or a workshop that you would like to see our staff host.

Our partner @castlemonthigh will be one of the schools providing food while OUSD is closed. Please help spread the word....
03/16/2020

Our partner @castlemonthigh will be one of the schools providing food while OUSD is closed. Please help spread the word.
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Castlemont is a distribution site for food. Food is available to ANY child under 18. Be sure to bring a grocery bag or cooler to take home for multiple days worth of food. Food pickups are available Monday & Thursdays from 8am-12pm - 2-3 breakfasts and lunches per student provided. • Castlemont es otro sitio de distribución de alimentos. Asegúrese de llevar una bolsa de supermercado o una hielera para llevar a casa por varios días de comida. Las recogidas de alimentos están disponibles los lunes y jueves de 8 a.m. a 12 p.m. - 2-3 desayunos y almuerzos por estudiante. @ Castlemont High School

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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