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Community Builders

Each month community builders, gather to share our success stories, eat amazing food , lick our wounds, & offer our resources.  Last month volunteers from each of these organizations attended, we compiled this list for your convenience.

A List Of Organizations Making A Difference

Lake Neighbors

Founded in 2008 by residents of the Lake Merritt neighborhoods in Oakland, this group began IRL before the Facebook Group existed and serves as a conduit of positive community-building efforts, including great events and fun, productive meetups. (Also known as The Lake People’s Group and Lake Peeps back in the day). We maintain a kind, respectful forum. Your solution-focused and action-oriented contributions are encouraged. Find On Facebook


March for Science

We are the world’s largest grassroots community of science advocates, organizing for a more sustainable and just future. Our movement has organized more than 1000 public demonstrations globally and mobilized more than one million supporters as advocates for science and justice. Help us keep the momentum going. Visit Website


Multistate Tax Commission

The Multistate Tax Commission is an intergovernmental state tax agency working on behalf of states and taxpayers to facilitate the equitable and efficient administration of state tax laws that apply to multistate and multinational enterprises. The commission was created in 1967 as an effort by states to protect their tax authority in the face of previous proposals to transfer the writing of key features of state tax laws from the state legislature.  For that reason, the Commission has been a voice for preserving the authority of states to determine their own tax policy within the limits of the U.S. Constitution. Visit Website


Poor People’s Campaign 

In 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others called for a “revolution of values” in America. They sought to build a broad, fusion movement that could unite poor and impacted communities across the country. Their name was a direct cry from the underside of history: The Poor People’s Campaign. Today, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has picked up this unfinished work. Building a movement to overcome systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy. Visit Website


Regional Access Working Group

The Regional Advisory Working Group, or RAWG, meets periodically to provide input on updates to Plan Bay Area from private residents, local governments, advocacy groups and others. MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments in 2015 established a Regional Equity Working Group under the RAWG umbrella to support social equity planning and analysis in the development of Plan Bay Area 2050. The Regional Equity Working Group includes RAWG members and representatives from MTC’s Policy Advisory Council’s Equity and Access Subcommittee. Visit Website


Spirit of Oakland

We are residents united for a greater impact. We raise funds donating 100% for a healthy, diverse community. Amplifying the voices of youth, elderly, homeless and disabled people is our mission. We cultivate a healthy community by offering residents the tools to positively engage with and support one another. We do this through awareness campaigns, products, and benefit concerts. Oakland is one of the more diverse cities in the world, it is imperative that the spirit of art activism and equity be taught to newcomers and celebrated. Find On Facebook


United Way Bay Area

We activate individuals and organizations to break the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area by building financial capability among residents. We are fighting to remove barriers to success and improve lives. We create poverty-fighting programs that scale and drive impact. We are also a catalyst that inspires people to invest in each other to strengthen and transform our communities. We address the needs of our community through three areas of impact. Visit Website


Youth Impact Hub

Youth Impact Hub supports the leadership of low-income youth of color in creating an equitable, life-affirming economy by providing socially innovative training, collaborative co-working space and access to networks and resources. Visit Website


Earn It! Keep it! Save it!

Provides free tax preparation to low- to moderate-income individuals, families, and seniors. Tax returns are prepared by trained and IRS-certified volunteers at local community organizations. Visit Website20200226_145803_0000