The Community Asset Building strategy works to deepen the capacity of communities most affected by violence and the providers that serve them to change norms and influence decision-making around violence. The Innovation strategy creates a space for emerging ideas and promising practices/programs in violence intervention to prove their effectiveness.
Community Asset Building
Young Adult Leadership Council – is a pilot program to establish a Young Adult Leadership Council. Participants will be those who have been intensely impacted by street violence, either as a victim or as offenders, yet are at a critical place in their lives where they are highly motivated to engage in a transformative process of healing and growth. The grantee will develop a structure to provide training, education, and resources to these participants in order to increase their leadership capacity and involvement in violence prevention efforts throughout Oakland.
The Innovation Fund aims to provide seed funding for innovative approaches to violence intervention and encourage new programs/practices with high potential.