Our Impact

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Local Community Services

Oakland Rotary collaborates with and supports local partners to tackle complex issues and provide solutions to help our community reach its greatest potential.

Organizations supported in 2016-2017 included:

  • 51Oakland for youth enrichment
  • Alameda County Community Food Bank for hunger
  • Bay Area Jazz Society for youth enrichment
  • Bay Area Meals on Wheels for hunger
  • Cantare con Vivo children's choirs for youth enrichment
  • Catholic Worker Food Program for hunger
  • Center for Elders Independence for senior services
  • Children’s Fairyland for youth enrichment
  • City of Oakland for housing
  • Game Theory Academy for youth enrichment
  • Gritty City Youth Repertory Theater for youth enrichment
  • First Presbyterian Church of Oakland for hunger
  • Harbor House for hunger
  • Lake Merritt Rowing Club for youth enrichment
  • Laney College for youth skill development and housing
  • Oakland Public Library for literacy
  • Oakland Unified School District for literacy
  • Oakland Zoo for youth enrichment
  • Operation Dignity for hunger
  • Police Activities League camp for youth enrichment
  • Prescott-Joseph Center for hunger
  • Ride for a Reason for youth enrichment
  • Stagebridge residence program for youth enrichment
  • St. Mary’s Center for hunger
  • St. Vincent de Paul for hunger
  • Super Stars Literacy for literacy
  • Upward Roots for youth development

International Services

In addition to supporting Rotary International global projects such as the 30+ year fight to eradicate polio, Oakland Rotary collaborates with non-governmental organizations and Rotary Clubs in other countries  to address global humanitarian issues.

In 2016-17, Oakland Rotary supported projects in the following fields and geographic areas:

  • Youth Education – Columbia, Haiti, Burma, Guatemala, Fukuoka
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution – Columbia
  • Health Services - El Salvador
  • Water & Sanitation – Columbia, El Salvador
  • Women Empowerment – Guatemala
  • Workforce Development – Sri Lanka