During a committee meeting Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Libby Schaaf’s staff admitted responsibility for failing to apply for a $2 million federal grant to provide summer jobs for Oakland youth.
This week was the first chance the community had to talk to the mayor about their concerns over her unilateral decision to close East, Central and West Oakland neighborhood job centers, the lack of transparency [...]
Laney College recently hosted a celebration of the many cultures, kinds of music and people from across the world that make up the “Sights and Sounds of East Oakland.” &
Congresswoman Barbara Lee addressed the Post Salon on Sunday with Troy Williams to discuss the need to remove barriers to employment and government services for the formerly incarcerated.
Salvador Mateo Escobar became involved with Planting Justice while he was still going to Fremont High School. “They were able to employ me right out of high school (in 2011),” said Escobar. &
Oakland will finally start charging developers impact fees that will go towards building affordable housing after City Council voted 7-1 to pass an ordinance that several other Bay Area cities have had in place for [...]
By Cat Brooks In 2014, I was appointed to the Board of Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY). This body manages City monies that support organizations serving Oakland’s young people.
Mayor Libby Schaaf’s administration lost the opportunity to win up to $2 million to provide summer jobs for Oakland youth, when city staff failed to [...]
One consequence of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s unilateral reorganization of existing federally funded job programs will be the shutting down of East and West Oakland Neighborhood Career Centers, which last year had visits of almost 9,500 [...]
The Oakland Post newspaper and its editor Ken Epstein have been nominated for the 2015 John Swett Award for Media Excellence, presented annually to news outlets and reporters by the California Teachers Association (CTA).