The Greenlining Institute’s new building provides space to several community organizations
Last Friday, The Greenlining Institute hosted a grand opening event at its newly renovated building in downtown Oakland, where the Oakland Post and El Mundo are also newly located.
Formerly a dilapidated bank office, the building at 360 14th St. has been reclaimed and revitalized by Greenlining into a flourishing, energy-efficient nonprofit center built with local, minority-owned businesses.
In addition to providing space to several other nonprofits at affordable, below-market rents, Greenlining designed the building to include community spaces for meetings and to showcase the work of diverse local artists.
Dozens of guests arrived for the grand opening where Greenlining Institute President Orson Aguilar laid out the organization’s vision for the center.
Speakers who made the project possible included Mayor Libby Schaaf, Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney, State Senator Nancy Skinner, and Joshua Simon, executive director of the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation.
After the speakers, a gallery walk allowed guests to see key portions of the building and view works by local artists.