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Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC)

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Employment Preparation & Procurement, Job Training, Microfinance, Small Business Development

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

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.



Rating: 5

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.

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oaklanddigital 04/01/2010

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.