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Our mission is to eliminate persistent poverty by working with partners to transform low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities

Economic Opportunity

Economic Development in Action

Income and Asset Development

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Program Goals

  1. Increase the earnings, income and assets of low-income families in Oakland.
  2. Increase the capacity of low-income residents and their institutions to advocate for effective policies, programs and practices intended to increase earnings income and assets.

Program Strategies

  1. Work with low-income residents to build their capacities to develop and act on community economic plans and personal/family financial plans.
  2. Work with community-based organizations and resident organizations to develop systems and capacities to deliver effective integrated financial services to low income families.
  3. Increase the income of low-income families through increasing enrollments in income support programs.
  4. Increase employment of low-income workers in jobs with living and sustainable wages
  5. Use redevelopment as a tool for increasing economic opportunity and outcomes for residents of low-income neighborhoods
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