Our mission is to teach children they can become advocates for issues they care about by being aware, informed and involved in their communities. Our programs are available to classrooms, whole elementary schools, afterschool programs and community groups.
The Penny Roundup Program provides elementary school students with an opportunity to discuss issues affecting people in their local communities, vote for an issue to support and then advocate on behalf of a non-profit organization working in Oakland to address the issue. The Penny Roundup Program offers leadership opportunities for students in second through fifth grades as well as California academic standards-based enrichment activities. Our new Penny Roundup Kit is available to groups with as few as 10 students and as many as an entire elementary school. Learn more
The Hunger Program introduces pre-k through first grade students to the importance of good nutrition, the problem of hunger and how the Alameda County Community Food Bank works to address hunger in Oakland. Students learn through stories, songs and art. Learn more