Oakland ReCAST Youth to Youth Mini Grant Application

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Please note that there will not be an in-person grant writing session. We hope to add a grant writing video to this website next week for all applicants to review.

In October 2016, the City of Oakland Human Services Department (HSD) launched Oakland ReCAST, a project focused on resiliency, healing, and equity for communities that have been impacted by high levels of violence, trauma, and civil unrest. Oakland ReCAST builds on several HSD programs to increase the use of trauma-informed practices in the systems designed to help these communities. In April 2017, Oakland ReCAST, in partnership with the Oakland Youth Advisory Commission (OYAC) kicked off the first, pilot cycle of the #OYACgivesback Youth-to-Youth Mini-Grant program with a focus on strengthening community and law enforcement relations.

This third cycle goal is to fund creative and dynamic projects that support and increase community resiliency and healing for Oakland’s most marginalized communities that have experienced high levels of violence, trauma, and civil unrest, with a particular focus on police and community relationships in communities located in East and West Oakland.