For more information about becoming a charity partner for the 2013 event please contact Christine Brus at 410.605.9381 x232 or Christine@Corrigansports.com by January 31st.
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is thrilled to be a part of our fourth Oakland Running Festival. The Ella Baker Center is named for an unsung hero of the civil rights movement who inspired and guided emerging leaders. We build on her legacy by giving people skills and opportunities to champion and win positive change for their communities.
Over the next decade, the Ella Baker Center aims to reduce our country’s incarceration rate by 50%. As long as we continue to spend on failed approaches that lock people up, we won’t be able to afford the vital resources that actually set up youth and families for success such as schools, job creation, and funds for business innovation at local and regional levels.
Please join Team Ella Baker Center today by registering for the Oakland Running Festival directly on our site. Register now! Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1997, CALICO, the Child Abuse Listening, Interviewing and Coordination Center, has served as a multi—disciplinary hub of police officers, child welfare workers, and prosecutors that respond collaboratively to child abuse allegations, hear children’s testimonies, and link children and families with vital therapeutic, medical and legal support services in Alameda County. CALICO provides a supportive environment to interview children and facilitates a collaborative response to child abuse in which the needs of children take precedence.
Each year, CALICO conducts over 700 forensic interviews at our child-friendly spaces in San Leandro and the Family Justice Center in Oakland. The goal of our forensic interviewing services is to minimize the number of times a child must describe his/her abuse, reduce trauma from participating in a child abuse investigation, and collect high-quality information that can withstand court scrutiny. Research and CALICO's own data show that a single recorded forensic interview - conducted by a professional child interviewer such as those employed at our center - minimizes investigation-related trauma, improves the systems' response, and promotes the healing process.
To learn more about CALICO and the many ways that it serves children visit http://www.calicocenter.org/. To join Team CALICO send an email to email@example.com.
College Track is an educational nonprofit working to increase high school graduation, college eligibility and enrollment, and college graduation rates among students underrepresented in higher education. College Track’s intended impact is to close the achievement gap and create college-going cultures by engaging a critical mass of underserved students in College Track programming, partnering with schools and community agencies, and influencing lasting change by raising awareness for college readiness and access initiatives.
Contact info:College Track
436 14th Street
Oakland, CA, 94612
P: (510) 835-1770
F: (510) 835-1775
Great Oakland Public Schools Leadership Center is thrilled to be a part of the 4th Annual Oakland Running Festival! GO Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership, advocacy, and education within the Oakland community so that all our students have the opportunity to attend quality public schools. Our network of thousands of parents, educators, and community members organize campaigns to build the movement for quality schools for all Oakland children.
We hella love our Town and its students teachers, parents, and community members – join our team to show how much you love Oakland as well. All participants on the GO Public Schools Team will receive a GO Technical Tee before race day. We also plan to organize optional practice runs for our team. To join our team, sign up at http://www.goleadershipcenter.org/events/GOTeam.
Bay Area Legal Aid is here to help. With deep community roots reaching back to 1966, BayLegal provides free civil legal counsel, advice and representation to low-income people and women and children escaping domestic violence living in the counties of: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. BayLegal’s practice areas include:
Homelessness Prevention, including landlord-tenant matters, unlawful evictions
Fair Housing Law Enforcement
Domestic Violence Prevention and Immigration related matters
Economic Justice – Public Safety-Net Programs
Health Care Access
Eliminating Legal Barriers to Employment
Medical-Legal Collaborative: SFGH Pediatric Unit and BayLegal team up to protect kids
Make a difference - join BayLegal’s Partners In Justice team by selecting to register to run with us. You can run in the 5k, half-marathon, full marathon or put together your own 4-person marathon relay team to run with us. Please contact Jennifer Cesario at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-250-5242.
Urban Promise Academy (UPA) is a dynamic Oakland public middle school in the heart of the Fruitvale neighborhood. Members of "Team UPA" run to support our Washington DC trip as well as environmental education and College For All programs. Check out our website at www.UrbanPromiseAcademy.org and email email@example.com to find out more about joining our team! Fundraising is as easy as sending emails to friends and family. Perks for Team UPA members include free entry in the Oakland Running Festival (for those raising over $500), a customized training plan, and more!
This year, APEN will celebrate 20 years of generating power for environmental justice with Asian Pacific Americans in California. Like a marathon runner, we have trained for a long time to develop the strength and stamina we need to win the race. Run with Team APEN and support our vision of a world where all people have a right to a clean and healthy environment in which their communities can live, work and thrive!
Run with Team APEN for fun, fitness and a better future for all of us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our team.
EBASE is excited to be running the 2013 Oakland Running Festival and hope that you will join us! Our mission is to build a just economy in the East Bay based on good jobs and healthy communities. We are the only advocacy organization in East Bay that connects community, faith and labor groups to advance policies that support low-wage workers and residents of color. EBASE helps leaders make informed decisions that positively impact disadvantaged Oaklanders during a time of economic inequality.
We are an fun, active crew dedicated to social justice and would love to meet you. We offer discounted registration for runners who fundraise with us, as well as team trainings, meet-ups, and special prizes. Contact email@example.com or call 510 893-7106 x 315 to sign up or learn more.
Oakland Rising has been paving the roads towards increased civic engagement and voter participation in Oakland’s flatland neighborhoods since 2008. Each year, Oakland Rising holds conversations with tens of thousands of Oakland voters urging them to stay involved in the decision-making that impacts our lives. We are proud to present our second annual “We Run the 510" All-Star running team at the Oakland Running Festival in March 2013 and we are currently recruiting runners. Your participation will not only strengthen your heart muscle, it will also strengthen the heart of our beloved city by ensuring that all Oaklanders have a voice at City Hall and at the ballot box. Email our team captain Kopali Serna, at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for our All-Star running team today!"
East Bay College Fund is a community-based non-profit organization that provides college access services, substantial scholarships, mentoring, on-going college counseling and life skills training to East Bay (primarily Oakland) public school students from low income families and communities with historically low college attendance rates.
East Bay College Fund was formed in 2002 by a committed group of East Bay citizens, educators, and community activists. In its first year, East Bay College Fund awarded seven $16,000 four-year Great Expectations scholarships with mentoring support to Oakland public high school students who began college in Fall 2003. We have grown incrementally every year and awarded thirty-five scholarships in 2012. Grass roots efforts and contributions from a wide variety of individuals and foundations continue to grow, enabling East Bay College Fund to support over 120 continuing scholars and grant at least 30 additional awards annually.
East Bay College Fund recognizes the importance of collaborating with other organizations focused on helping youth pursue their educational goals. East Bay College Fund is proud to have working relationships with Summer Search, Faces for the Future, Upward Bound, College Track, Girls Inc and East Bay Consortium.
You can contact Andrea Walker at 510-387-2285 or msandreawalker@gmail,com for more information.
SquashDrive is a quickly growing Bay Area nonprofit that encourages athletic and academic excellence through squash instruction and after-school tutoring. In its third year, SquashDrive follows in the footsteps of many successful urban squash programs across the country
SquashDrive is partnered with Berkley Maynard Academy, an Aspire Public School in Oakland where over 70% of the students receive free or reduced lunches. SquashDrive offers athletic and academic programing three hours a day, five days a week throughout the school year, and students attend squash camps during school vacations. Drawing on the volunteer work of talented and motivated college students and squash enthusiasts, SquashDrive intends to track its students into high school and through the challenging process of college admissions.
For more information on this fabulous non-profit, visit http://squashdrive.org/ or donate to our Oakland Running Festival Drive at https://rally.org/squashdrive.
Asian Health Services is putting together a team for this year’s Oakland Running Festival and is ready to show our Oakland spirit! AHS is a comprehensive community health center that provides medical care, health education, insurance counseling, and client advocacy to the underserved Asian and Pacific Islander population in the Alameda County.
If you would like to register and run with Team AHSome, click here!: http://www.firstgiving.com/ahschc/Team-AHSome-2013
For 39 years, AHS has been providing primary health care services to low-income families. We currently serve over 23,500 patients annually in ten different languages. We are looking forward to the opening of our new clinic at 835 Webster in late Spring 2013, which will allow us to address the demand for primary care services in our ever growing patient pool.
At Asian Health Services, our mission is to serve and advocate for the Asian community by ensuring access to health care services regardless of income, insurance status, immigration status, language or culture. For more information on AHS, go to our website at www.asianhealthservices.org.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Founded in 1949, we are relentless in pursuit of our mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. For more information about our mission, blood cancers and emerging treatments, visit www.lls.org . LLS's Team In Training ® (TNT), the world’s first and largest charity sports training program, provides coaching and support for approximately 39,000 people annually to reach their goals at marathons, triathlons, century rides, hikes and cross-country ski events. For information about TNT or to register for an information meeting, visit www.teamintraining.org
Sign up now to support Oakland Food Policy Council! OFPC works to establish an equitable and sustainable food system. As a 21-seat volunteer council, we analyze the Oakland food system from production through consumption and waste management, and recommend changes to make a community food system a reality. The council coordinates between food system sectors; bringing underserved populations to the food policy table and recommending policies for a healthier, more prosperous city. The central purpose of OFPC is to identify and propose innovative solutions to improve local or state food systems, spurring local economic development and making food systems more environmentally sustainable and socially just. In its first year, the OFPC established itself as one of the most balanced food policy councils in the country. Our members have included groups that have traditionally been underrepresented on food policy councils and in the “food movement”, such as labor representatives and food manufacturing and processing entrepreneurs and community members living in neighborhoods affected by food insecurity.
Click here to register: http://runforfoodjustice.kintera.org
Beats, Rhymes and Life (BRL) is a 501c3 community-based organization dedicated to improving mental health and social outcomes among marginalized youth throughout the Bay Area. Using hip hop as a catalyst for positive change and development, BRL aims to create culturally congruent opportunities for youth to identify and build upon their strengths, foster resilience and become a part of a Community of Care. BRL uses a strength-based, youth-centered, culturally responsive and interdisciplinary approach to partnering with youth in building a movement towards healing and sustainable change. We are comprised of social workers, artists, therapists, and youth – all committed to improving mental health and social outcomes among youth and young adults of color, and other marginalized youth. Our vision is to make health and wellness services more accessible, useful and meaningful for marginalized youth through community-defined strategies.
Click here to register: http://brl-inc.org/runbrl