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Causes: Children & Youth, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Food, Food Programs, Leadership Development, Youth Development - Religious Leadership

Mission: Harbor house provides programs in education, economic development and spiritual development for youth and adults and has served over 100,000 people.

Programs: Economic developmentharbor houses economic development programs respond to the economic needs of individuals and families in our communityoffering a tangible response to immediate needs and strategically planning long-term, viable solutions. Future business development opportunities will focus on wealth creation, breaking the cycle of generational poverty and the creation of business activities that contribute to the health of a community. It is important that every adult have meaningful opportunities to work and earn a decent wage. Harbor houses business activities will focus on entrepreneurial opportunities that meet the essential economic needs of the participants while strengthening the community.

educational developmenteducation programs include english as a second language for adult learners and after-school tutoring and academic enrichment for children and youth. Our education programs respond innovatively to the unique gifts and challenges of the children, youth, and adults of the communities we serve. We offer youth leadership internships throughout the year to youth from our neighborhood. Internships include training in job readiness, community service, teamwork, and diversity awareness training. Our adult english language-learning programs have traditionally served people with less than 3 years of education arguably the hardest to reach students in any community.

youth programsour youth programs encompass a wide range of activities, including academic enrichment, sports activities, field trips, arts and crafts and other cultural activities. We offer practical opportunities that equip children and youth to grow academically, socially, and spiritually. Harbor houses youth programs are solidly founded on respect for children and youththeir unique history, culture, and giftsand an understanding of gods love in christ for them. Harbor houses programs equip youth and children with the skills, self-perception, and resources to give back to their community. Youth grow up in our programs to become servants and leaders.

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Rating: 5

Harbor House Ministries is a non-profit Christian organization dedicated to helping children and their parents in the San Antonio district of West Oakland. The staff is professional, courteous, honest and helpful. Located like a beacon on a hill the Victorian era house is suited for this ministry, which has served over 100,000 people in spiritual, economic, and educational development over the past 40 years.

Harbor House provides a lot of services, including: tutoring programs for children; volunteer-led English classes and professional ESL programs for adults; emergency food and clothing distribution as well as a thrift store for the neighborhood; kids clubs and after-school programs; plus a safe off-the-street hangout for teens. The children I've seen participating in the program seem genuinely happy and confident. Harbor House is changing lives on a daily basis.

There are many ways a person can help with the work Harbor House is doing. Like most non-profits, it takes donations and volunteers to run the facility and do the good work. Contact Harbor House for additional information on how you can help.

Harbor House
1811 11th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606