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Tune in live on Facebook, Twitter (@libbyschaaf), or Youtube (Mayors Office Oakland) on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 6 PM, for our Oakland Youth Town Hall!

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Fall Internship Opportunities

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The Mayor's Office is currently recruiting interns for Fall 2020. We are seeking responsible, motivated and intellectually curious individuals who have an interest in political science, public policy, community engagement or related fields, and who are reflective of the diversity of Oakland. Apply and learn more about this opportunity.

If you have additional questions you can contact Caleb Smith ( and Audrey Momoh ( This internship is remote until Shelter in Place is lifted.

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You can help by donating to the Oakland COVID-19 Relief Fund. Your tax-deductible donations will go to non-profit community organizations or public agencies who are diligently working to protect the health of Oakland and support our most vulnerable community members.

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Apr 17, 2020

Local Leaders Announce COVID-19 Racial Disparities Task Force

Mayor Libby Schaaf and regional leaders announced the formation of an emergency task force to immediately address the racialized impacts of the COVID-19 virus and create state legislation to reduce health disparities for people of color.

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About the Mayor

Libby Schaaf

Mayor Libby Schaaf was born and raised in Oakland, which she proudly describes as, “The most unapologetic Sanctuary City in America.” During her tenure, Oakland has undergone an economic revitalization and building boom, as well as cut gun violence in half.

Her “17K/17K Housing Plan” has helped increase Oakland’s affordable housing production, stabilize rents, and decrease evictions. Her innovative public-private partnerships Keep Oakland Housed and Cabin Communities are credited with preventing 1,800 families a year from losing their housing, while resolving some of Oakland’s most unsafe street encampments. In 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Mayor Schaaf to California’s first Council of Regional Homeless Advisors.

She created Oakland’s first Department of Transportation, whose equity-based paving plan is the first of its kind in the nation and will make previously underserved neighborhoods safer, while addressing the city’s decades-old infrastructure backlog.

Mayor Schaaf is most proud of launching the Oakland Promise, a bold cradle-to-career initiative to send more low-income Oakland kids to preschool and college. The Oakland Promise has sent more than 1,400 Oakland students (and counting) to college with scholarships and mentors, and will give every baby born into poverty a $500 college savings account at birth.

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1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
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Oakland, CA 94612

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