Nonprofits serving the community have crucial information that lawmakers need to hear!
In February, Oakland Starting Smart and Strong sponsored “Standing Up and Speaking Out”, a lobbying 101 webinar by Alliance for Justice (AFJ). Sara Matlin from AFJ provided information on IRS lobbying limits and definitions and on organizations’ rights to advocate for community change.
Greater, more lasting progress for children is possible when we coordinate our efforts towards a common goal. This spring, our partners across many sectors have been working on meeting the basic needs of children and families, and increasing funding for the preschool and childcare system in Alameda County.
This is the first in a series of profiles of people making Oakland Smarter and Stronger.
We sat down to talk to Family Engagement Facilitator Lola RockwellBrown and Sauda Burch, an aunt to two preschoolers, who recently completed a series of workshops for parents and caregivers of African-American children.
Urban Strategies has been working with OSSS to ground our work in equity - to ensure that ALL Oakland children have the opportunity to succeed and thrive. A workgroup convened by Urban Strategies recently issued a Call to Action for systems leaders to adopt a set of health and education indicators.