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Throughout the year of planning, the East Oakland Neighborhoods Initiative will host twenty community meetings throughout six individual neighborhoods:

- Melrose

- Highland/Elmhurst

- Sobrante Park

- Brookfield Village/Columbia Gardens

- Stonehurst

- Coliseum/Rusdale/Lockwood/Havenscourt.

A cohort of resident-leaders will facilitate community outreach, convening, and data collection, and receive capacity-building trainings on planning & land use, environmental justice, and facilitation. Throughout this community engagement process, we will collect residents’ input on goals, issues, concerns, and priorities for their neighborhoods. The East Oakland Neighborhoods Initiative planning process will serve as a model for equitable partnership in building just, healthy, resilient, and prosperous neighborhoods. This work will culminate in a presentation to the community and a report to the State of California summarizing the year’s findings, and outlining goals and recommendations for future development.

Our community partners for the East Oakland Neighborhood Initiative Include:

- Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project

- Brower/Dellums Institute for Sustainable Policy Studies

- Communities for a Better Environment

- East Oakland Building Healthy Communities

- Higher Ground Neighborhood Development Corporation

- HOPE Collaborative

- Local Clean Energy Alliance

- Oakland Climate Action Coalition

- Original Scraper Bike Team

- Planting Justice

- Sobrante Park Resident Action Council

- Urban Releaf

- East Oakland Collective