Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC)

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Technology, Job Training, Microfinance

Location: 1224 Harrison Street Oakland CA 94612 USA

Mission: Oakland Digital's mission is to educate, inspire, and empower low-income communities to participate in the digital economy.
Results: Oakland Digital’s vision: a better-informed, self reliant community that will harness digital media and technology for economic success and professional vitality.
Target demographics: 1) Disadvantaged small business owners ages 55+ 2) Underserved community college students ages 17-34
Direct beneficiaries per year: 400
Geographic areas served: Oakland / Alameda County
Programs: Inspire Oakland Workforce Development Program, Digital Equity for Local Commerce

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Rating: 5 stars  

ODALC is the underdog you want to see win. As a young, all volunteer run organization - running as lean as possible to be able to directly help our community with the widest reach - we've continued to grow out of pure drive and passion. Whether we have been able to help graphic arts students build their portfolios and find work through our Inspire program or help local, small business owners develop the digital skills they need to improve their footing in an increasingly digital economy, Oakland Digital is affecting real people - and inspiring them to attain their dreams.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center has been a unique opportunity to hone my skills in a professional context. They are not picky and will accept any help they can get. They do not take their volunteers for granted. They have faith in people's abilities and do not make you feel small or unnecessary the way other organizations do.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

improve the lives of thousands of people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Thank you. As a newly formed non-profit organization, ODALC is excited when new people come on board and share new ideas and unique experiences!

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6 people found this review helpful

ODALC calls for leaders of Silicon Valley and beyond to participate and contribute technical experience. Together we will strengthen the social fabric of the City while rejuvenating the image and future of Oakland's workforce.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate and enthusiastic.

Ways to make it better...

more instructors were available (donate @ www.odalc.org/donate).

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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