Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

PRESCOTT-JOSEPH CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT INC

654 pageviews

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Personal Social Services

Mission: PJCCE’s mission is three-fold: 1) To promote the individual self-esteem of citizens in the community through education, skill training and cultural programs, thus supporting healthy families and economic self-sufficiency. 2) To promote the on-going renewal of community spirit among West Oakland residents and. 3) To organize and promote community activities that facilitate economic and community development in West Oakland.

Results: We serve over 3,000 children, youth, and families each year. Winner of a Play50 Grant http://www.sfbaysuperbowl.com/50-fund-playmaker-prescott-joseph-center-for-community-enhancement#BvhsJzwpiKCjUP7s.97

Target demographics: children, youth and families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 550 youth, 150 adults, 2900 families

Geographic areas served: West Oakland, CA

Programs: * Breathmobile ~ Pediatric Mobile Asthma Clinic * West Oakland Asthma Coalition * West Oakland Food Pantry * Summer Youth Enrichment Program * Music in the Schools * Artists in Residency Program * Healing Through Art and Self Expression (HEARTs) * West Oakland Soccer & Tutoring Program * West Oakland Community Collaborative * Senior Lunch & BINGO!

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Executive Director' allocation of time and resources to embrace programming which supports toddlers, reinforces other programming, educating children as soon as they are able to expand their senses.
As a Visual Artist, who also teaches children ages 5 -12, I see how amazingly imaginative youth are. The Prescott Joseph Center's excellent Summer Art Program motivates youth to be creative in ways that enhance their knowledge. The Pre-school
continues during the summer, as a very rewarding program for families.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with PJC since 2000. I started out teaching asthma education to elementary school children in West Oakland. In 2009 the BreathMobile(r) started so that school children could have a mobile medical clinic come to them to deliver asthma medical care - for FREE!
We started with 6 schools and now go to 22 schools from Hayward to North Richmond. We are grant funded and can serve any family that asks for our help. In addition we provide economic development to our communities by offering on-the-job training to new grads in health care fields with a stipend.
I'm so proud to be able to serve our neighbors in this way.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Prescott-Joseph Center in 2008 as a community member looking to connect with others concerned about air quality in West Oakland. Prescott-Joseph Center is a place to gather and plan, learn and grow, it provides so many resources for community empowerment.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Prescott Joseph Center is a pillar in the West Oakland community. It provides different services such as the BreathMobile and the Pre-Pre school to local residents free of charge. My experience has been nothing but pleasant and I hope for many more years of growth and success!

Comments ( 1 )

profile

PrescottJoseph2017 03/22/2017

Thank you for your kind words about PJC. We do hope that you continue to utilize our services whenever you can at the community center.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization dong excellent work for West Oakland's most vulnerable. Their many programs are worthwhile and much-needed. The Food Pantry provides emergency food, the Pre-preschool is a high caliber child development and education program focused on providing everything from early literacy and math, to arts and gardening projects for preschool and kindergarten readiness. The Northern California Breathmobile (R), the only mobile asthma clinic in Northern CA, provides a variety of asthma care services to school children in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco Counties. These are just a few of the many programs and services PJC provides. Visit the website: www.prescottjoseph.org to learn more about this great organization!

Comments ( 1 )

profile

PrescottJoseph2017 03/03/2017

MPowell we appreciate the love and appreciation that you see in our services. We are looking forward to much growth in 2017 with professionals like yourself helping.

Naty C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the best place I've been going for the past 4years love there summer program love there playschool the help they give to the community is amazing also the support they give the families I tremendously recommend this place

Comments ( 1 )

profile

PrescottJoseph2017 03/03/2017

Thank you Naty C. We enjoy seeing you here 3 days a week with your kids at the pre-preschool program and other activities that we provide for your needs. We love that you love coming to PJC and we love having you.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Prescott Joseph is making a real difference in Bay Area communities by operating the one and only Breathmobile® in Northern California. Weekly this 33 ft. Winnebago RV, outfitted with the latest equipment to function as a mobile asthma clinic, visits some 200 kids at various schools around the Bay Area. Through the Breathmobile's vital work, positive outcomes are being realized every day. In low income communities, 200 high-risk children with asthma have increased their asthma management skills and 85% of these children have gained control of their asthma within 5 Breathmobile visits. As a result, local asthma-related Emergency Room visits and hospitalizations have declined by 70% for high-risk children. As well, asthma-related school absenteeism has also declined by 70%. It's an honor to be part of an organization that is truly serving the needs of those who are at risk.

Comments ( 1 )

profile

PrescottJoseph2017 03/03/2017

Thank you PMay, Board members like you help make all of this possible. Thank you for the work you do and the continued success of PJC.