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

Operating as usual

Hey community! We are partnering with @core_bayarea and Alameda County Public Health Department to offer free COVID-19 t...
05/05/2021

Hey community! We are partnering with @core_bayarea and Alameda County Public Health Department to offer free COVID-19 testing at YU. Testing is every Thursday from 10am-2pm. Testing at YU is free, open to all and insurance is NOT required. Come down and get tested on Thursday! Hope to see you there 😆

05/05/2021

Happy Cinco De Mayo! 🎊🎉
Have fun and be safe 💜
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We're back with the grocery bags! Every Thursday from 12 pm-2 pm, we will be giving out free grocery bags. Bags are pass...
04/27/2021

We're back with the grocery bags! Every Thursday from 12 pm-2 pm, we will be giving out free grocery bags. Bags are passed out at the YU Amphitheater. We have social distance guidelines in place, please wear a mask. Have questions, call 510-777-9909 ext 0.

We're back with the grocery bags! Every Thursday from 12 pm-2 pm, we will be giving out free grocery bags. Bags are passed out at the YU Amphitheater. We have social distance guidelines in place, please wear a mask. Have questions, call 510-777-9909 ext 0.

It's time to release your creative music and podcast skills or those you would like to develop.  The studios at Youth Up...
04/21/2021

It's time to release your creative music and podcast skills or those you would like to develop. The studios at Youth UpRising are open by RSVP only and training is available. Send an email to [email protected] with the day and time you would like to reserve according to the schedule on the flyer. Ages 14 - 24. And go! #YouthUprising #music #podcast #ArtAndCulture #eastoakland #oakland

It's time to release your creative music and podcast skills or those you would like to develop. The studios at Youth UpRising are open by RSVP only and training is available. Send an email to [email protected] with the day and time you would like to reserve according to the schedule on the flyer. Ages 14 - 24. And go! #YouthUprising #music #podcast #ArtAndCulture #eastoakland #oakland

The Youth UpRising family enjoys supporting our community and it's our joy to share in this way through our weekly FREE ...
04/13/2021

The Youth UpRising family enjoys supporting our community and it's our joy to share in this way through our weekly FREE GROCERY BAGS. See you there - YU, 8711 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. #sharingiscaring #family #familymatters #YouthUprising

The Youth UpRising family enjoys supporting our community and it's our joy to share in this way through our weekly FREE GROCERY BAGS. See you there - YU, 8711 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. #sharingiscaring #family #familymatters #YouthUprising

Today Girls Defend held their class at Youth UpRising, showing teen girls how to defend themselves.  It began with a dis...
04/09/2021

Today Girls Defend held their class at Youth UpRising, showing teen girls how to defend themselves. It began with a discussion around defense (in the YU Living Room indoor space) and then the outdoor courtyard space was used for demonstration. COACH KELLY is passionate about ensuring girls have the skills to be on alert to defend themselves when necessary. #girlsdefend #YouthUprising #youth #coachkelly

Today Girls Defend held their class at Youth UpRising, showing teen girls how to defend themselves. It began with a discussion around defense (in the YU Living Room indoor space) and then the outdoor courtyard space was used for demonstration. COACH KELLY is passionate about ensuring girls have the skills to be on alert to defend themselves when necessary. #girlsdefend #YouthUprising #youth #coachkelly

Youth UpRising's Job Readiness Program Cohort starts April 26th and the mandatory orientation dates are April 12th or 14...
04/08/2021

Youth UpRising's Job Readiness Program Cohort starts April 26th and the mandatory orientation dates are April 12th or 14th. Sign up for orientation at youthuprising.org/dpnjp
before all the slots are filled. This is a PAID program where youth can earn up to 100 hrs. at $14.36/hr.

Youth UpRising's Job Readiness Program Cohort starts April 26th and the mandatory orientation dates are April 12th or 14th. Sign up for orientation at youthuprising.org/dpnjp
before all the slots are filled. This is a PAID program where youth can earn up to 100 hrs. at $14.36/hr.

Let's close out SPRING BREAK with some ROLLER SKATING fun at Youth UpRising, on our Skate Park space, 8711 MacArthur Blv...
04/08/2021

Let's close out SPRING BREAK with some ROLLER SKATING fun at Youth UpRising, on our Skate Park space, 8711 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. BYOS (Bring Your Own Skates) and roll with one of the best in the industry on skates - Emani aka BOW TIE. And of course the music will be on point with DJ Shellheart. And go! #YouthUprising #djshellheart #rollerskating #therollerking

Let's close out SPRING BREAK with some ROLLER SKATING fun at Youth UpRising, on our Skate Park space, 8711 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. BYOS (Bring Your Own Skates) and roll with one of the best in the industry on skates - Emani aka BOW TIE. And of course the music will be on point with DJ Shellheart. And go! #YouthUprising #djshellheart #rollerskating #therollerking

VACCINATIONS TODAY! #sharingiscaring
04/06/2021

VACCINATIONS TODAY! #sharingiscaring

VACCINATIONS TODAY! #sharingiscaring

Staff appreciation sweets today at Youth UpRising. There's nothing like East Oakland's own Sugarsweet by David Benton. #...
04/06/2021

Staff appreciation sweets today at Youth UpRising. There's nothing like East Oakland's own Sugarsweet by David Benton. #YouthUprising #eastoakland

Staff appreciation sweets today at Youth UpRising. There's nothing like East Oakland's own Sugarsweet by David Benton. #YouthUprising #eastoakland

SPRING BREAK at Youth UpRising, Oakland's own HEAT DANCELINE will be practicing and performing, April 5th - 9th, 11 am -...
04/03/2021

SPRING BREAK at Youth UpRising, Oakland's own HEAT DANCELINE will be practicing and performing, April 5th - 9th, 11 am - 1 pm at 8711 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, on YU's outdoor courtyard. The community is invited to watch and enjoy. FREE LESSONS on APRIL 7th & 9th, 1 pm - 3 pm. NO RSVP required. Come early to sign up. #YouthUprising #heatdanceline #heat #youth #oakland #eastoakland

SPRING BREAK at Youth UpRising, Oakland's own HEAT DANCELINE will be practicing and performing, April 5th - 9th, 11 am - 1 pm at 8711 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, on YU's outdoor courtyard. The community is invited to watch and enjoy. FREE LESSONS on APRIL 7th & 9th, 1 pm - 3 pm. NO RSVP required. Come early to sign up. #YouthUprising #heatdanceline #heat #youth #oakland #eastoakland

04/01/2021
YU Celebrating Nicole 'Nik' Caldwell

YU Celebrating Nicole 'Nik' Caldwell in recognition of Women's History Month. Nik is an East Oakland Native and the CEO/Founder of Just Glam Cosmestics, Swank by JG, a self-published author and songbird. Listen in and enjoy this authentic conversation. #youthuprising #justglam #swankbyjg

Pop-Up time at Youth UpRising on April 8th @ 1 pm.  Coach Kelly gives our girls what they need to defend themselves and ...
03/30/2021

Pop-Up time at Youth UpRising on April 8th @ 1 pm. Coach Kelly gives our girls what they need to defend themselves and to stay safe. Limited slots are available. See the link in the flyer to sign up. And go! #GirlsDefend #coachkelly #YouthUprising

Pop-Up time at Youth UpRising on April 8th @ 1 pm. Coach Kelly gives our girls what they need to defend themselves and to stay safe. Limited slots are available. See the link in the flyer to sign up. And go! #GirlsDefend #coachkelly #YouthUprising

In honor of Women's History Month, Youth UpRising celebrates an East Oakland native and treasure NICOLE 'NIK' CALDWELL. ...
03/27/2021

In honor of Women's History Month, Youth UpRising celebrates an East Oakland native and treasure NICOLE 'NIK' CALDWELL.

Tune in on March 31st @ 7 pm FB LIVE (on this page) to hear about Nik's journey as an Entrepreneur in the music and beauty industries, being a self-published author, and what's to come in her amazing journey. #womenshistorymonth #YouthUprising #youthempowerment #education #author #eastoakland #oakland #youth #entrepreneur

In honor of Women's History Month, Youth UpRising celebrates an East Oakland native and treasure NICOLE 'NIK' CALDWELL.

Tune in on March 31st @ 7 pm FB LIVE (on this page) to hear about Nik's journey as an Entrepreneur in the music and beauty industries, being a self-published author, and what's to come in her amazing journey. #womenshistorymonth #YouthUprising #youthempowerment #education #author #eastoakland #oakland #youth #entrepreneur

It’s a SPRING BREAK ARTS EXPLOSION at Youth UpRising, April 5th – 9th. 8711 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. Join us as we marv...
03/25/2021
Youth UpRising

It’s a SPRING BREAK ARTS EXPLOSION at Youth UpRising, April 5th – 9th. 8711 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. Join us as we marvel at Oakland’s own nationally acclaimed dance line group HEAT as they rehearse, perform and give lessons, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on YU’s outdoor front courtyard. Walk-up reservations will be taken for lessons.

YU’s MUSIC and PODCAST studios will be open daily, Noon – 5:00 pm, by reservation only. There is limited space as we will have COVID-19 safety measures in place. RSVP - SEE LINK IN COMMENT BELOW.
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See you there! And go! #youthuprising #youthart #artsandculture #arts #music #education #springbreak #oakland

Youth UpRising is a dynamic, community-founded center bent on disrupting the cycle of inter-generational poverty and violence by uplifting youth to be the next change makers in Oakland.

Due to the anticipated rain tomorrow, March 18, 2021, we have to cancel our grocery bag give-a-way.  We look forward to ...
03/17/2021

Due to the anticipated rain tomorrow, March 18, 2021, we have to cancel our grocery bag give-a-way. We look forward to seeing you next week,

Due to the anticipated rain tomorrow, March 18, 2021, we have to cancel our grocery bag give-a-way. We look forward to seeing you next week,

03/14/2021

We are very excited to share that HEAT, Oakland's own nationally acclaimed dance line group will be at Youth UpRising, during Spring Break - March 29 - April 2, 2021, performing, rehearsing and giving sessions daily in our outdoor courtyard. See you there! #YouthUprising #heat #oakland #youthempowerment

We have many talented and brilliant young people who are broadening their horizons in the area of entrepreneurship.  Her...
03/06/2021

We have many talented and brilliant young people who are broadening their horizons in the area of entrepreneurship. Here is another opportunity for both youth and young adults to get the fundamentals needed to start a business.

Mandela Partners is launching our 10-week online Entrepreneurs Workshop Series. Beginning April 8 through June 10 the weekly (Thursdays 5:30 - 7:30 pm) workshops serve to support local entrepreneurs of color. The Mandela Entrepreneurs Program provides a space of support to develop a business concept and business plan, join a network of entrepreneurs, and create opportunities for entrepreneurs to connect to local resource providers.

We have many talented and brilliant young people who are broadening their horizons in the area of entrepreneurship. Here is another opportunity for both youth and young adults to get the fundamentals needed to start a business.

Mandela Partners is launching our 10-week online Entrepreneurs Workshop Series. Beginning April 8 through June 10 the weekly (Thursdays 5:30 - 7:30 pm) workshops serve to support local entrepreneurs of color. The Mandela Entrepreneurs Program provides a space of support to develop a business concept and business plan, join a network of entrepreneurs, and create opportunities for entrepreneurs to connect to local resource providers.

02/26/2021
Youth UpRising Feed The Community with 500 Dinners

A huge thank you to the Golden State Warriors, Kaiser Permanente Thrive, and The Chase Foundation for gifting Youth UpRising with 500 meals today to feed our community. #foodsecurity #YouthUprising #community

This will be a very important conversation and we hope you will join us.  #schoolreopening #ousd #UCSF #AfricanAmericans...
02/24/2021

This will be a very important conversation and we hope you will join us. #schoolreopening #ousd #UCSF #AfricanAmericans #SafetyMatters

This will be a very important conversation and we hope you will join us. #schoolreopening #ousd #UCSF #AfricanAmericans #SafetyMatters

We will not be holding our grocery giveaway this week, but will be back next Thursday, March 4th from 12-2pm.For immedia...
02/24/2021

We will not be holding our grocery giveaway this week, but will be back next Thursday, March 4th from 12-2pm.

For immediate food resources, Call the Alameda County Foodbank Helpline at: 1-800-870-FOOD (3663) or 1-510-635-3663 OR visit: FoodNow.net

We will not be holding our grocery giveaway this week, but will be back next Thursday, March 4th from 12-2pm.

For immediate food resources, Call the Alameda County Foodbank Helpline at: 1-800-870-FOOD (3663) or 1-510-635-3663 OR visit: FoodNow.net

FREE Digital Storytelling workshops starts March 10th.  Students also receive a stipend at the end of the class.  DEADLI...
02/24/2021
Youth UpRising

FREE Digital Storytelling workshops starts March 10th. Students also receive a stipend at the end of the class. DEADLINE to sign up March 3rd. To sign up email [email protected]. #YouthUprising #digitalstorytelling #artist #photographer

Youth UpRising is a dynamic, community-founded center bent on disrupting the cycle of inter-generational poverty and violence by uplifting youth to be the next change makers in Oakland.

02/24/2021
Youth UpRising Presents Black Excellence 365

In conversation with Oakland natives Kevin Allen (Grand Nationxl, Artist, Director, Photographer and formerly known as Erk) and Nana Nti Kofi, Co-Founder of 510 Media. @kvnalln @510media

Join Youth UpRising, today, Tuesday, February 23rd at 7pm PST, right here, Live on our Facebook. The conversation, in ho...
02/24/2021

Join Youth UpRising, today, Tuesday, February 23rd at 7pm PST, right here, Live on our Facebook. The conversation, in honor of Black History Month, will feature: Nana Nti Kofi, of 510media, and Kevin Allen aka Erk Tha Jerk.

Join Youth UpRising, today, Tuesday, February 23rd at 7pm PST, right here, Live on our Facebook. The conversation, in honor of Black History Month, will feature: Nana Nti Kofi, of 510media, and Kevin Allen aka Erk Tha Jerk.

The Society of Women Engineers at UC Berkeley is hosting Mini University, a free program that provides high school stude...
02/21/2021

The Society of Women Engineers at UC Berkeley is hosting Mini University, a free program that provides high school students the opportunity to learn more about majors and careers in engineering through engineering activities, talks from professors, and interactions with Berkeley engineering students and organizations. This program would be beneficial for students who may be considering a major or career in the STEM fields, but have not had significant exposure to science or engineering outside of the classroom.


For Spring 2021, Mini University will be held virtually from March 8th to March 10th, lasting approximately two hours each day. All genders are welcome to apply. We especially encourage students from first-generation, low-income, and/or minority backgrounds to apply.


Apply here: https://tinyurl.com/minius21

Applications due: Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 11:59 PM

The Society of Women Engineers at UC Berkeley is hosting Mini University, a free program that provides high school students the opportunity to learn more about majors and careers in engineering through engineering activities, talks from professors, and interactions with Berkeley engineering students and organizations. This program would be beneficial for students who may be considering a major or career in the STEM fields, but have not had significant exposure to science or engineering outside of the classroom.


For Spring 2021, Mini University will be held virtually from March 8th to March 10th, lasting approximately two hours each day. All genders are welcome to apply. We especially encourage students from first-generation, low-income, and/or minority backgrounds to apply.


Apply here: https://tinyurl.com/minius21

Applications due: Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 11:59 PM

For all of the Castlemont High School students, check out these clubs! Reach out to the contacts for each club to get in...
02/19/2021

For all of the Castlemont High School students, check out these clubs! Reach out to the contacts for each club to get involved 💜

For all of the Castlemont High School students, check out these clubs! Reach out to the contacts for each club to get involved 💜

We are collaborating with Kala Art Institute to offer workshops to our members for 2021-2022.Together we will launch a y...
02/16/2021

We are collaborating with Kala Art Institute to offer workshops to our members for 2021-2022.
Together we will launch a youth digital storytelling project aimed at creating a unique vision of East Oakland and its residents. Through group workshops and exhibitions, youth will work with professional artists to develop and share their personal and community stories.

Workshops will be held, March 10-May 26, 2021, Wednesdays, 3-5pm

To register for the workshops, contact Terrance Tallie, Multimedia Production Manager at [email protected].

Find out more here: http://www.kala.org/in-reel-time-east-oakland-storytelling/

We are collaborating with Kala Art Institute to offer workshops to our members for 2021-2022.
Together we will launch a youth digital storytelling project aimed at creating a unique vision of East Oakland and its residents. Through group workshops and exhibitions, youth will work with professional artists to develop and share their personal and community stories.

Workshops will be held, March 10-May 26, 2021, Wednesdays, 3-5pm

To register for the workshops, contact Terrance Tallie, Multimedia Production Manager at [email protected].

Find out more here: http://www.kala.org/in-reel-time-east-oakland-storytelling/

#sharingiscaring #community
02/14/2021

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#sharingiscaring #community

#blackexcellence #365Black #YouthUprising
02/12/2021

#blackexcellence #365Black #YouthUprising

#blackexcellence #365Black #YouthUprising

Our grocery giveaway is cancelled today and next Thursday. Check back for updates.For immediate food resources, Call the...
02/11/2021

Our grocery giveaway is cancelled today and next Thursday. Check back for updates.

For immediate food resources, Call the Alameda County Foodbank Helpline at: 1-800-870-FOOD (3663) or 1-510-635-3663 OR visit: FoodNow.net

Our grocery giveaway is cancelled today and next Thursday. Check back for updates.

For immediate food resources, Call the Alameda County Foodbank Helpline at: 1-800-870-FOOD (3663) or 1-510-635-3663 OR visit: FoodNow.net

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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