Mission: Oakland Digital's mission is to educate, inspire, and empower under resourced communities to participate and flourish in the digital economy.
Results: Since 2009, Oakland Digital has impacted the lives of nearly 4,000 East Bay students, entrepreneurs, and youth. Our programs have boosted the local economy by $3.2 million, leading to opportunities for 21st century employment and economic independence.
Target demographics: lower income entrepreneurs and under resourced students
Direct beneficiaries per year: 750
Geographic areas served: Oakland / Alameda County
Programs: Inspire Oakland, Digital Equity, Social Media for Small Businesses, Inspiration Awards, Evolution of the Music Business
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.
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.