We’re thrilled to announce our 4th annual ROOT celebration! Join the party on Friday, April 27! You play a vital role in unlocking the doors of possibility for all kids in the Bay Area. We invite you to join us in the movement to strengthen families and change lives. Giving back never tasted so good!
Come join us at a special community meeting at the East Bay Community Foundation to learn about ways to support youth leaving the juvenile justice system.
In the summer of 2016, Camp Sweeney Freedom Schools partnered with CA State Assemblyman Tony Thurmond to engage the young men residing at the juvenile detention camp in leadership development activities to identify ways to improve re-entry services for youth coming out of the juvenile justice system.
Evolving brain science has taught us much about the impact of trauma on developing brains. As a foster parent and as President & CEO of Lincoln, Christine Stoner-Mertz brings a deep understanding of the many ways trauma associated with poverty, community violence and mental health challenges impact children’s growth and development.
Thank you to all those who made it out to ROOT16 ON Friday, May 6th! We raised a record-breaking $190,000! Your support allows us to continue the work we LOVE doing strengthening families and changing lives in our community. We are so grateful.
See photos from the evening HERE.
Join us at this free event focusing on Kinship families. Spend the day with other relative caregivers and enjoy free workshops for caregivers and teenagers. We also offer free childcare for 0-5 year olds and fun activities for youth ages 6-12. Delicious complimentary lunch and snacks for all. Resources, advocacy and information, networking opportunities - and much more!
Enjoy the first days of spring by coming out to a happy hour benefiting Lincoln's Oakland Freedom Schools (OFS). Mingle with a network of education, social justice, and business professionals interested in exchanging ideas on how to take positive strides in Oakland's education initiatives!