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
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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

Mission: Our mission is to transform East Oakland into a healthy and economically robust community by developing the leadership of youth and young adults and improving the systems that impact them.

Online services available

Food giveaway open to all, drive up only. Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 12:30pm. Hosted by Arsola’s House at 7801 Edgewa...
11/24/2020

Food giveaway open to all, drive up only. Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 12:30pm. Hosted by Arsola’s House at 7801 Edgewater Dr., Oakland, CA.

Our deadline for our job program has been pushed back, we are still accepting applicants! Apply for our DPN Job Program ...
10/29/2020

Our deadline for our job program has been pushed back, we are still accepting applicants!

Apply for our DPN Job Program today via: www.youthuprising.org/DPN.

Apply for our DPN Job Program today, by visiting: youthuprising.org/DPN. Reach out via e-mail with any questions.
10/19/2020

Apply for our DPN Job Program today, by visiting: youthuprising.org/DPN. Reach out via e-mail with any questions.

Grocery Giveaway Every Thursday from 12-2pm at Youth UpRising - 8711 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94605 (510) 777-9909  S...
10/01/2020

Grocery Giveaway Every Thursday from 12-2pm at Youth UpRising - 8711 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94605 (510) 777-9909

Social distancing guidelines in place. 😷 Masks provided if you don’t have one.

We’re back! | Every Thursday from 12-2. At Youth UpRising - 8711 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94605 | (510) 777-9909 | So...
09/17/2020

We’re back! | Every Thursday from 12-2. At Youth UpRising - 8711 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94605 | (510) 777-9909 | Social distancing guidelines in place. 😷 Masks provided if you don’t have one.

Tomorrow’s grocery giveaway is canceled due to our concerns around poor air quality for sensitive groups. We will post a...
09/10/2020

Tomorrow’s grocery giveaway is canceled due to our concerns around poor air quality for sensitive groups. We will post an update here about resuming next week. Please call/DM if you are in need of immediate food resources.

Grammy nominated duo (and Youth UpRising alumni), @LosRakas, are donating proceeds from this #BlackLivesMatter shirt to ...
09/01/2020

Grammy nominated duo (and Youth UpRising alumni), @LosRakas, are donating proceeds from this #BlackLivesMatter shirt to us!

Los Rakas were some of the first members to record and perform at YU when we first opened! We are so proud to see their tremendous talent shine around the world and how they rep Oakland and Panama. We appreciate you!

Please support Los Rakas & make sure to buy and stream their music!

https://losrakas.com/collections/raka-clothing/products/raka-black-lives-matter-tee

Delzon assisting at YU's weekly grocery giveaway
08/31/2020

Delzon assisting at YU's weekly grocery giveaway

The election this November is an extremely important one both locally and nationally! Make your voice heard and vote for...
08/31/2020

The election this November is an extremely important one both locally and nationally! Make your voice heard and vote for the leaders that you want to see in office and for the issues that you care about. Register today, you can vote from home! 🗳️📮 registertovote.ca.gov

YU continues to provide our free services and programming. Youth ages 13-24 who live in Alameda County are eligible. Cal...
08/28/2020

YU continues to provide our free services and programming. Youth ages 13-24 who live in Alameda County are eligible. Call or text today to set up an appointment for an orientation!

Right now members can access job placement and career coaching, tutoring, counseling and case management, and much more!

Every Thursday YU staff are handing out stocked grocery bags from 12-2pm to our community. All are welcome and no advanc...
08/27/2020

Every Thursday YU staff are handing out stocked grocery bags from 12-2pm to our community. All are welcome and no advance sign up or ID is necessary. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Items vary each week. Feel free to comment or DM with any questions. Please share! @ Youth UpRising

Backpack Giveaway! 11am-1pm, Wednesday, August 26th at Allendale. No pre-registration required.
08/26/2020

Backpack Giveaway! 11am-1pm, Wednesday, August 26th at Allendale. No pre-registration required.

Happening today! Arsola.org
08/25/2020

Happening today! Arsola.org

08/19/2020
ESO Ventures

Check out this amazing opportunity for East Oakland entrepreneurs via ESO Ventures!

This is an opportuninty for East Oakland Residents to pitch their business ideas and be selected for mentorship and funding. When selected and you're at the idea stage, we will support you to get the ball rolling. If you are already generating revenue, then we will support you in growing and creating stability. We look forwartd to learning more about you.

Please take advantage of this opportunity. We want to support you in building where you are and creating a strong East Oakland Economy!

*Updating because of a typo in the last post* Our last group of our 2020 Summer Jobs program starts this week and there ...
08/17/2020

*Updating because of a typo in the last post* Our last group of our 2020 Summer Jobs program starts this week and there is still space available! ⁣Must between the ages of 16-21 and an Oakland resident.

📱Call or text before 12pm tomorrow (Tues., Aug. 18th) for more details! ⁣

💻📱This job skills training program is being held all online! Once training portion is completed you will get to choose a project to work on!

💜This Wednesday we are celebrating the life of⁣ Elisa Johnson. All are welcome to join Elisa’s family, friends and YU co...
06/29/2020

💜This Wednesday we are celebrating the life of⁣ Elisa Johnson. All are welcome to join Elisa’s family, friends and YU community, in celebrating her life.💜 Elisa Eudaimonia Shalom

This will be held in YU’s amphitheater and safe social distance practices will be in place. Masks must be worn, and will be provided for those who do not have one. In line with Alameda County safety protocols during COVID-19, there will be a capacity of 50 people. ⁣

Please message us or call us with questions at (510) 777-9909.

Right now Rosesharon generally would be leading an IG live on self care. After holding a zoom to honor our beloved, Elis...
06/18/2020

Right now Rosesharon generally would be leading an IG live on self care. After holding a zoom to honor our beloved, Elisa, we all need to take a moment for some self care for ourselves. ⁣

We encourage you to check out past video posts on our IG from Rosesharon and Andre which can guide you through some meditation and breathing practices, which can help you take a little loving care for yourself. ⁣

Elisa was a dynamic poet and loved words and was deeply spiritual. We wanted to share some of the inspiration that Elisa shared with YU at her desk and with us all. May her joy and light continue to inspire us all. 💜 @ Youth UpRising

It is with deep sadness that YU shares with our community the passing of one of our beloved team members, Elisa Johnson....
06/17/2020

It is with deep sadness that YU shares with our community the passing of one of our beloved team members, Elisa Johnson. ⁣

Grief is hard.⁣

We are grateful for the wonderful memories of our beloved Elisa, YUs intake case manager. Her amazing laugh, her advocacy for youth and her wonderful spirit will be deeply missed. ⁣

As a staff, we honor and grieve Elisa, and are making space for our members and community to do so with us. Tomorrow at 2pm we will hold a zoom to be in community together and offer support. On-going, we have counselors for one-on-one video or phone support, which is available to all that may be impacted by Elisa’s passing. We will share details on when we will be honoring Elisa at YU for our YU family and community to attend. ⁣

We will miss the light that Elisa brought to YU and are forever impacted by her life. Take care of yourselves and lean on us for support. ⁣
We love y’all 💜 @ Youth UpRising

Join us every Tuesday from 1-1:30pm with Andre of @innercitybliss111 💜 or watch the replay on our profile after todays l...
06/09/2020

Join us every Tuesday from 1-1:30pm with Andre of @innercitybliss111 💜 or watch the replay on our profile after todays live!

Join us today live or check our profile later if you cannot join us live. Make some space to give yourself some self-car...
06/04/2020

Join us today live or check our profile later if you cannot join us live. Make some space to give yourself some self-care today. Take care of yourselves. 💜

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

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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