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Greetings Roots family,
Our long-time partner, East Oakland Building Healthy Communities (EOBHC), is moving in!
EOBHC is a community-led initiative that we have been part of since the early days of Roots. Many of you already work with EOBHC directly, or have met the team at some point, as we’ve hosted many EOBHC leadership meetings and collaborative events in our conference room.
When you’re at the main campus, stop by Suite #4 and meet/say hello to the amazing leadership/staff of EOBHC: Renato Almanzor, Nehanda Imara, Clarissa Rivas and Guillermo Carrillo.
We are proud to welcome EOBHC to our East Oakland home, and look forward to working alongside them as neighbors as well as partners in the work!
Oakland Homecoming – The Real Work Has Begun
Thanks to hard work and dedication of our street medicine and street outreach teams, along with ROOTS visionary leadership, we have designed an innovative program to transition unsheltered, employable community members into housing and employment. We are in the early phases of implementation and ongoing fundraising – stay tuned for updates!
Dream Youth Clinic
ROOTS’ newest site is located in downtown Oakland, co-located and operated in partnership with DreamCatcher Youth Shelter. Dream Youth Clinic, named by the youth it serves, proudly opened it’s doors in November to provide primary care services to homeless and marginalized youth in Oakland.
Peralta Student Health Centers
ROOTS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER now offers medical care and Navigation services at the student health and wellness centers located on Peralta’s Community College District campuses. This collaboration is engaging and linking students with the health services they need, conveniently located on their school campuses.
Clean360 Inglewood Grand Opening
Roots Community Health Center’s soap making social enterprise, CLEAN360, opened its second soap factory and retail store in Inglewood, California.CLEAN360 is the apprenticeship site for our Emancipators Initiative, which teaches those who have been marginalized from the workforce to make natural, handcrafted bath & body products, while receiving mentorship and support to transition into full-time employment.
Expansion of Headquarters
Roots’ main campus in East Oakland has undergone major renovations and expansion! Our main CLINIC has 1200 newly renovated square feet housing 4 new exam rooms. We have expanded our Administrative Office as well as our Empowerment Center, where community members can access computers, job postings, housing and other resources, and attend onsite hiring events with our employer partners.
Roots Back-To-School Event
Our Annual Back-To-School event at ROOTS’pediatric clinic in Oakland’s Fruitvale District drew over 700 children and their families. Sponsors included Supervisor Wilma Chan and First 5 Alameda County. We gratefully fed attendees delicious BBQ; connected families to our primary care medical home, gave away backpacks, school supplies, bikes, scooters, diapers, car seats, strollers, gift certificates, and a grand prize trip to Disneyland!
Neighborhood Empowerment Day
ROOTS Neighborhood Empowerment Day is an annual event that engages hundreds of East Oakland community members and dozens of community based partners each year. This year, sponsors included Supervisor Nate Miley, Kaiser Permanente, and several local businesses. We welcomed over 500 people with a hot meal, medical screenings, connection to our medical home, free livescans, benefits enrollment, yoga classes, health education, free food to take home, resources and prizes!
Roots South Bay Grand Opening
The grand opening celebration for ROOTS SOUTH BAY was a well-attended and historic day! Among our distinguished guests were Supervisor Ken Yeager, Supervisor David Cortese, and community advocate/Roots advisory board member, Walter Wilson. Our South Bay health center is in full swing, engaging and caring for our most vulnerable community members through our Whole Person Care partnership with Santa Clara County Health and Hospital System. Thank you Santa Clara County for your support and for your commitment to eliminating health disparities!
First 5 Program Families First
ROOTS SOUTH BAY has partnered with First 5 Santa Clara County and Black Infant Health to bring culturally responsive programs, family coaching and child assessments to the African community.
Clean360 Soap Making School
CLEAN360 hosted our first youth soap making class with students from the Catalyst Foundation for Youth Development. Youth learned about social enterprise, community development, and the process of making natural soap. They enjoyed a meal together and got to take their soap creations home with them!
Clean360 Oakland Headquarters Grand Opening
CLEAN360 comes to East Oakland! As part of our commitment to bringing hope and opportunity to our local community, you can now find Clean360 natural bath & body products at Roots main campus in East Oakland. This location allows for additional apprenticeship opportunities as well as integration with our clinical, navigation and empowerment services.
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