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Join Us

We Will Not Be Indifferent:

Youth and Adults Transforming Oakland Together

A Campaign for Oakland Youth Launching October 2017

We Will Not Be Indifferent to:

  • low literacy that triggers high school drop out
  • a lack of financial access that results in a lifetime of debt and low assets
  • youth unemployment that feeds into a cycle of under employment

Take Action!

We are calling on leaders who care about Oakland youth and want to take action. Our goal is to raise $625,000 and build youth-adult partnerships. Learn how your gift, or a gift from your company, will make a significant difference in the lives of Oakland youth.

Join our Campaign

Here is what we will accomplish together:

  • Build inspiring new spaces
    • a new classroom for our Early Childhood Education Center
    • new planning and working spaces for team leaders
    • 2 new classrooms for the Alternatives in Action High School
    • a new sports-field
  • Fill 4 libraries with age appropriate, inspiring books
  • Support program and youth outcomes
    • 50 youth will serve as paid youth financial literacy coaches
    • 100 youth will participate in external internships
    • 75 students will go on company site visits
    • 8 youth educators will train 100 of their peers on financial services to become informed users of banking systems, open their first bank account
    • 35 youth will receive high touch literacy interventions propelling them 1-3 grade reading levels
    • 400 youth will receive academic support


Volunteer and Give

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Plan and sponsor a celebration for students showing academic growth
  • Sponsor a book drive to support the build out of 4 program libraries
  • Sponsor a college visit
  • Participate in a round table co-led by youth financial access educators
  • Support career exploration in banking and finance by hosting an intern or company field trip
  • Sponsor a Mock Interview or Speed Mentoring event at one of our sites
  • Sponsor one of Alternatives in Action’s four multimedia programs
  • Attend out October 2018 campaign celebration

In October 2018 we will celebrate the accomplishments of the Campaign as a community.

The new spaces we build together will be your gift to Oakland’s future leaders.

Sign on today and say to Oakland youth, “We Will Not Be Indifferent!”


Interested in learning more? Contact Phung Lai at plai@alternativesinaction.org with the subject line “Transforming Oakland Together”