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February is National Heart Smart Month
Learn more about the American Heart Association's efforts to reduce death caused by heart disease and stroke. Also learn about cardiovascular conditions and what you can do to prevent them. Click here for more info.
Public Allies - Everyone Leads Program
Public Allies is a nonprofit organization that operates an AmeriCorps program and is dedicated to young-adult leadership development. The Public Allies signature AmeriCorps Ally Program identifies diverse young adults and prepares them for leadership through paid full-time nonprofit apprenticeships and rigorous leadership training. For more information about this 10 months long program, click here.
Ariel Outreach Mission - Help Women And Children
Ariel Outreach Mission in Oakland provides housing/shelter, employment assistance, money management, educational classes, computer training, youth programs and more to at-risk women and children. Women and Children need a save, healthy, clean and supportive place where they can go. Click here to pledge your support today, or call them at 510-978-5844.
Become An Adoptive Parent
There are thousands of Bay Area children available for adoption, and you can help. Contact Seneca Family of Agencies to learn about the rewards of adoption. Click here or call 510-654-4004 for more info.
BWOPA/TILE Is Recruiting For Its Public Policy Fellowship Program
If your goal is to become an influential leader in your community, Black Women Organized for Political Action invites highly motivated and passionate young leaders between the ages of 20-35 yrs old for Year 2 of its 12 month public policy and leadership program. The program prepares and develops emerging leaders to become advocates and innovators of public policies which positively impact our communities. Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 cohort starting in February. Interested parties should email staff@BWOPA.orgor call 510.763.9523. Click here for more info.
Project Sentinel Provides Fair Housing Services
Project Sentinel is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive fair housing services for tenants, landlords, and homeowners who are experiencing housing problems. They assist people through investigating housing discrimination allegations, and by advocating on behalf of fair housing rights for tenants and homeowners. If you are experiencing housing problems, call Project Sentinel at 888-324-7468.
Project Read – An Adult Literacy Program
47% of adults in San Francisco read at or below an 8th grade reading level. Project Read, an adult literacy program of the San Francisco Public Library, offers free one-on-one tutoring to English-speaking adults who want to improve their basic reading and writing skills. Do you know anyone who could benefit from this program? Find out more information by calling The Bridge at Main at (415)557-4388 or click here to visiting their webpage. To visit the library’s website click here.
Become An Organ Donor
25,000 people receive a heart transplant each year. Learn more about the importance of donating organs. Click here to watch a video about organ donation. Click here to visit Give Life Save Life’s website.
Let’s Teach Young Boys to Respect Women
A conversation can change a life. Help stop violence before it starts. Get conversation starters and tips for talking to boys about healthy relationships and respect for women. Click here for more info.
Foster A Shelter Dog, Help Save A Life!
Willing to open your heart and home to a shelter dog in need for six to eight weeks? Oakland Animal Services is looking for dog and puppy foster homes. The shelter gives you the pet supplies and support you need and you provide the love and help the pet get adopted! And of course if you fall in love you can adopt your foster dog too. To learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
Volunteer for The Borgen Project
Over the past 20-years, the number of people who are malnourished has been reduced by 50 percent... And more children are in school today than at any time period in history. Global poverty can seem daunting, but success in alleviating suffering is occurring across the globe. To learn how you can volunteer and take action locally, click here.
Free HireLive Career Fair
Thursday, February 11th
This free HireLive Career Fair offers job opportunities in many different sales areas, as well as job opportunities with companies that offers flexible work schedule, base + uncapped commission pay structure, full benefits and much more. Bring 10-15 resumes to Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street in San Francisco from 9am-12.30pm. Dress business professional. For more info, click here.
The Oakland Symphony
Friday, February 12th
The Oakland Symphony presents Notes from Vietnam with Emmy-winning composer/soloist Vanessa Vo and actor Michael Urie February 12th at the Paramount Theatre. The concert will feature the world premiere of a new work by Vo entitled Lullaby for a Country. Visit Oakland Symphony.org.
A Celebration of the Life of Huey P. Newton
Saturday, February 13th
Join the Celebration of the Life of Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party (BPP). Friends and family will speak about Huey’s impact on Oakland and the world. Huey’s wife Fredricka will be present to talk about Huey in his later years. Huey Newton and Bobby Seale started the BPP in October 1966, which brought purpose and direction to the Liberation struggle in America. This celebration is to honor Huey for his service to the people. Come to West Oakland Branch Library, 1801 Adeline Street, in Oakland from 2-5pm.
Daly City’s 24th Annual National Black History Month Celebration
Saturday, February 13th
This free celebration will be held at Café Doelger in Westlake Park, 101 Lake Merced Blvd, in Daly City from noon-3.30pm. Soul food and Afrocentric goods for sale, information tables and youth crafts. Performances by singer/entertainer Isaac Stevenson, SF Jazz All Stars, Dimensions Extensions Performance Ensemble, and more. For more info email email@example.com or 650-991-8190.
The 17th Annual Black College Expo in Oakland
Saturday, February 13th
National College resources foundation presents the 17th Annual Black College Expo at Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway in Oakland, from 9am-5pm. Connect with over 100 colleges, internships, and careers. Get accepted into a college on the spot, learn about scholarships, financial aid information and student athlete requirement info. College students get connected with career opportunities - bring your resume! For more info call 877-427-4100 or click here.
NAREB’S FREE Community Wealth Building Day
Saturday, February 20th
Want to buy a home? Come to NAREB’S FREE Community Wealth Building Day! See how home ownership IS within reach…Saturday, February 20th from 9am-3pm at Oakland’s City Hall. The first 75 people get a FREE CREDIT REPORT and EXPERT ASSESSMENT. Change your future! Call 510-214-3680, OR click here for more details today!
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence’s 45th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, February 20th
Join “Girls Got the Blues” on February 20th at 2 pm for a high energy, all-woman Blues/R&Bconcert to kickoff Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence’s 45th anniversary celebration! Featuring Lara Price, Blues/R&B vocalist with her band of 9 renowned musicians, and the musical keyboard genius of Wendy DeWitt. The concert will be held at “The Studio”, Poor House Bistro, 91 S. Autumn Street in San Jose. To purchase tickets click here. For more info, contact Bernadette White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-501-7571 or click here.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Founders Day Luncheon
Saturday, February 20th
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Northern California Coordinating Council, invites the community to attend their Founders Day Luncheon, from 12-3pm, at the Hilton Hotel, San Francisco Union Square, 333 O’Farrell Street in San Francisco. Dr. Paulette C. Walker, National President of the Sorority is the keynote speaker. For ticket information, please click here, email at email@example.com or call 415 584-1052. Event hosted by San Francisco Alumnae Chapter.
Celebrate Black History Month 2016
Sunday, February 21st
Infinity Productions, Inc. presents Celebrate Black History Month 2016, a free musical event open to the public. The event starts at 3 pm at the Southeast Community Facility, Alex Pitcher, Jr. Room, 1800 Oakdale Ave, in San Francisco. The theme is Hollowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memory. Performances by Village Dancers of Crossroads, Jhaniyah Loville, Spoken Words Poet Juanita Price, Xpress Praise Dancers, Soloist Bridgette Bailey, and Voices of Providence Mass Choir.For more info, call 415-647-5743.
National Career Fairs Hiring Event
Thursday, February 25th
This career fair offers hundreds of job opportunities where you can take your career to the next level. Meet employers face to face and take advantage of multiple interview opportunities. Apply for the job at the event and you could get hired on the spot. The fair is from 11am-2pm at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Vann Ness Avenue in San Francisco. Click here for more info.
2016 Oakland Youth Careers Expo
Friday, February 26th
Sign up to be an exhibitor at The Expo career fair, free of charge! The Expo attracts thousands of students from across Oakland. Political leaders, business owners, educators and the media attend as well. The Expo will be held at the Oakland City Center Marriott from 8am-4pm. Click here for more info and to register.
MRC Rebels – Girls AAU Basketball Program
Friday, February 26th- Monday, February 29th
Young girls in the San Francisco and Peninsula area can join MRC Rebels – a girls AAU basketball academy and scholarship program. Tryouts are scheduled for Friday, February 26th to Monday, February 29th. 3rd grade thru high school are welcome to join the tryouts at the Mission Rec Center, 2450 Harrison Street in San Francisco. Click here for more info and for specific times for your age group.
Best of the Bay Middle & High School Step Show Competition & Youth Conference
Saturday, February 27th
Urban Heat Academy is hosting the “Best of the Bay” Step Show Competition and Youth Conference at the Oakland Technical High School, 4351 Broadway. The Step Show Competition, which starts promptly at 2pm, allows the best middle and high school teams throughout Northern California to compete on stage. Eligible teams can represent schools, community organizations and churches. The deadline for team registration is February 12th. The youth conference is from 10.30am-12pm and consists of workshops for parents and students designed to provide insight on college readiness and life skills. For more info and to register a step show team, click here.
The 6th Annual Pink Access Live and Lavender Live Too Celebration
Monday, February 29th
Join KBLX’s Sterling James and Dream Team’s Kimmie Taylor at the 6th Annual Pink Access Live and Lavender Live Too cancer awareness and survivor celebration event on February 29th at Pican, 2295 Broadway in Oakland, from 6-10 pm. Sponsored by KBLX, Mercedes Benz of Oakland, Oakland A’s, and 360 Total Concept. Click here for more info.
Volunteer for the Cinequest Film Festival
Tuesday, March1st- Sunday, March 13th
Volunteer with the Cinequest Film Festival team! Help to produce this spectacular event and meet new people in a fun and exciting environment! Click here for more information.
March Dialogue Through Film Series
Thursday, March 3rd – Thursday, March 31st
Join Uppity Edutainment for a black film series at Oakstop, 1721 Broadway in Oakland, every Thursday in March. All events start at 6pm with dialogue and dinner. Film screenings begin promptly at 7pm. March’s films will honor classic films and new films by local filmmakers. For tickets and more info, click here.
Experience CabFest Napa Valley
Friday, March 4th-Sunday, March 6th
Enjoy a VIP weekend in the Napa Valley tasting over 100 of the world’s greatest Cabernets. Enjoy the best of wine country including special parties, concerts and more while supporting the arts. Click here for more info.
11th Annual Golden Girls “Bridging the Generations” Hats & Gloves Tea
Saturday, March 5th
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women-San Francisco invites you to the 11th Annual Golden Girls “Bridging the Generations” Hats & Gloves Tea. Registration and silent auction starts at 11.30am at The Fairmont Hotel – Crown Room, 950 Mason Street in San Francisco. Click here to purchase tickets.
Powerful Women of the Bay – 7th Annual Awards Luncheon
Friday, March 11th
Celebrating Women’s History Month and the Contributions of Outstanding Women in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mistress of Ceremonies is Barbara Williams Hardy and 12 Powerful Women will be honored. Reception starts at 11am and Lunch & Program starts at 11.30pm at the Wedgewood in the Metropolitan Golf Links, 10061 Doolittle Drive, in Oakland. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.
The 5th Annual Y For Youth Luncheon
Friday, March 18th
Attend YMCA’s 5th annual “Y for Youth” luncheon at theYerba Buena Center for the Arts,701 Mission St., San Francisco from 11.15am-1.30pm, and celebrate the impressive achievements and successes since the event was launched in 2012. In five years, more than $1.8 million has been raised at the annual luncheon that brings together hundreds of Bay Area corporate, community and philanthropic leaders to support the YMCA of San Francisco’s programs serving more than 10,000 youth each day. For tickets call (415) 281-6734 or click here.
Free Program for Children of the Incarcerated
Through Saturday, April 30th
Project Avary announces an open enrollment for children with incarcerated parents. It’s a free, year around enrichment program that makes a 10-year commitment to help children heal the shame, stigma, and trauma of having a parent in prison. Youth of incarcerated parents who are 8-10 years of age can enroll, and who’s residing in San Francisco, Contra Costa, Marin, Solano or Sonoma County. Last day for enrollment is April 30th. For more info, click here or call 415-457-8799.
Out of the Darkness Overnight
Saturday, May 21st
Every once in a while we get the chance to do something extraordinary. Register today for the Overnight and join thousands in San Francisco on May 21st as we walk from dusk to dawn to fight suicide. Start your journey today. Click here for more info and to register.