EBAYC partners with public schools to support students in achieving academic success and personal growth.
For nearly 30 years, EBAYC has partnered with Oakland public schools to provide after-school programming, Our programs operate daily during the academic school year and complement school day curriculum, offering a wide menu of services including homework support, mentoring, case management, enrichment workshops, college and career workshops, and more. We are proud to work with 14 Oakland public schools, primarily serving East Oakland neighborhoods.
Our team of family advocates provides intensive personalized support to families whose children are chronically absent from school. We utilize a tiered-intervention attendance management strategy dedicated to decreasing student chronic absenteeism, increasing student satisfactory attendance, and decreasing racial and social disparities in student attendance. Our family advocates work with students and families to address the root causes of low school attendance, facilitate family engagement with the school and serve as a liaison between the school administration and families. Our advocates are on-site at Garfield Elementary School and Manzanita Community School, two Transitional Kindergarten-to-5th Grade schools serving Oakland’s San Antonio and Fruitvale neighborhoods.
EBAYC is the co-founder and lead agency for Shop 55, Oakland High School’s Wellness Center. A partnership between Oakland High and local community agencies, Shop 55 is a comprehensive school-based wellness center dedicated to fostering equity, wellness and community spirit among all students at Oakland High School. Shop 55 provides medical, mental and dental health, youth development programming and academic assistance to Oakland High Scholars, using a tiered-intervention support strategy. We serve approximately 1,100 out of 1,500 Oakland High students in a school year and connect them to one or more of the services above.
Every summer, EBAYC’s Camp Thrive serves over 500 elementary school children in Oakland’s Chinatown, Eastlake, and San Antonio neighborhoods. Camp Thrive expands children’s knowledge of personal and environmental health through the use of interactive project-based learning activities, culminating in an overnight camping trip! Camp Thrive operates in collaboration with Oakland Unified School District’s Summer Learning Initiative, Camp Thrive and provides participants with a full-day of learning over a five-week period.
The OASES Mentorship Program makes up the biggest volunteer force of any after-school program in the Oakland Unified School District. The program recruits, trains, and appoints over 200 college mentors annually from UC Berkeley to our after-school programs.
Originally formed in 1983 by a small group of students from UC Berkeley who grew up around the Oakland Chinatown area, OSES mentors provide educational and social support for immigrant youth in Oakland. In July 2012, OASES joined forces with EBAYC to expand its reach and impact. To get involved, visit our Facebook page.