Oakland Peace Center 2015 annual report
Annual Report 2015
a community of artists, activists, cultural workers, educators and non-profits collaborating to bring about a city of hope, justice, nonviolence and compassion
111 Fairmount Ave., Oakland, CA 94611
Letter from the Oakland Peace Center founder and director
In 2010, a dozen change makers gathered to imagine a space where people and nonprofits doing social service, social justice and social change could work with each other instead of struggling to help a few people at a time. The vision of the Oakland Peace Center was born. We officially launched MLK weekend 2012.
The fact is, five years ago, we didn’t realize that by 2015:
- We would play a major role in reducing displacement of nonprofits during a housing and office space crisis in Oakland;
- we would collectively plan an annual event where over 300 community members receive basic skills in meditation, anti-racism and food justice as well as feed their souls with music and spoken word poetry.
- forty organizations would find ways to partner so that the impact of their work would reach from homeless shelters to cancer wards to prisons to playgrounds.
2016 holds a lot of work for us as we rehab a historic building and make it a space for all people. It also holds a lot of work to create deeper connections and a shared vision for how to create a Bay Area rooted in equity, access and dignity for all. We count on your support to make that vision of peace a reality.
- Please consider donating via check or online donation (http://www.oaklandpeacecenter.nationbuilder.com/donate).
- Since we are still a new organization, consider hosting a house party so your friends can learn more about our work.
- Keep an ear out for our spring “Mini-Miracle Day” where volunteers can help us fix up the building to better serve our partners.
As always, peace begins with you. Thank you for being a peace maker.
Sandhya Jha, Director
2015 budget: $24,500.
Grants received: $10,000. Individual donors: $23,000 (some from 2014)
Spent: $15,000 on staffing, $7,000 on building-related expenses,
$2,500 on program and administrative costs.
$8,500 in reserve for 2016.
Oakland Peace Center Staff:
- Sandhya Jha, Director
- Stevens Carter, facilities coordinator
- Rachel Thomson, intern
- Karen Barrett
- Peggy Bristol
- Patricia Contreras Flores
- Aimee Fields
- Sandhya Jha (President)
- Gus Newport
- E. J. Pavia (Secretary)
- Angela Urata (Treasurer)
Oakland Peace Center Partners:
|Alliance of South Asians Taking Action
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Black Organizing Project
Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency
Buddhist Church of Eternal Enlightenment
California Peace Alliance
Connection Action Project
East Point Peace Academy
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy
Fellowship of Reconciliation
First Christian Church of Oakland
First Mongolian Christian Church
International Peace and Art Center
Mind Body Awareness Project
Nafsi Ya Jamii
New Beginnings Sister Circle
Impact Hub Oakland
Oakland Leadership Center
Oakland Peace Ambassadors
Pace e Bene
POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE
Project Peace East Bay
Seeds of Awareness
Seminary of the Street
United Roots (aka Youth Impact HUB)
Urban Peace Movement
Young Workers United