Multi-Unit Housing Smoking Ban

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In response to San Ramon considering more tobacco restrictions To the Editor: Last Thursday’s article “San Ramon considering more tobacco restrictions” highlighted that City’s efforts to place additional regulations on the sale of flavored tobacco and electronic smoking devices. I commend our neighbors and urge the City of Oakland to continue in its efforts to protect residents by passing a Multi-Unit …

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New Site Coming Fall 2018!

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  Roots Community Health Center will be opening a new site in East Oakland in Fall 2018. Construction has begun on our ninth site located at 7272 MacArthur Blvd. We are so excited to be expanding our “roots” in East Oakland to provide continually improved service to our community. If you would like to support the design of our new …

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Women’s Health Day

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On Wednesday, May 23rd, Roots Community Health Center hosted Women’s Health Day in partnership with Sutter Health, Lifesaving Images, Breast Cancer Partner, and Lava Mae to offer lifesaving screenings to our community members. This event was an extension of Roots’ ongoing “Welcome Wednesday” events with a focus on female-centered services. Women were provided with free showers, mammograms, pap smears, manicures, …

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Roots Friends & Family Fundraiser

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ROOTS FRIENDS & FAMILY! Stop by Bar 41 in Oakland, after a long day of work to relax and party with us! Join us for an evening filled with drinks, food, and fun! All tips from the night will be donated to Roots Community Health Center.  Enjoy delicious soul food provided by Oakland’s very own Chef Yeaaahhh and a cool …

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Significant Strides Fundraiser Gallery

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Thank you to everyone who attended Roots’ very first fundraiser, Significant Strides on March 15th! With your help, we raised nearly $10,000 to support new and innovative programs to uplift the East Oakland community. The evening began with drinks and appetizers while attendees mingled and listened to live jazz. After dinner, Roots Navigators and Program Coordinators shared deeply personal and …

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Global Giving Update: You Have Turned Our Vision Into Reality

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Roots Community Health Center is humbled by the outpouring of support we received for our Oakland Homecoming project! Roots launched the Homecoming campaign last November to transform the lives of community members who would otherwise go unrecognized – Oakland’s homeless and unsheltered. Thus far, we have raised $9,195.  These funds helped Roots to purchase supplies, and renovate our Oakland Homecoming House, which is on …

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Innovation Spotlight: A Social Enterprise Making Our World a Cleaner Place

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Written by: Kendra Chaikind Roots Community Health Center is giving formerly incarcerated Californians a fresh start — at home, in the workplace, and for their health. Recognizing that unemployment is extremely harmful to both physical and mental health, Roots launched a social enterprise aimed at providing training and employment opportunities for those who have been disconnected from the workforce. The business? Producing small …

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New Beginnings for East Oakland’s Reentry Population Roots HealthyMeasures Initiative is changing lives At 52-years old, Rosita Standrige was going to be homeless at midnight. Rosita was uninsured and on the brink of eviction with little family support. Rosita was released from prison just 3 months prior after serving a thirteen-year sentence and was approaching the last day of her …


African American Based Social Enterprise Clean360 Brings New Employment Opportunities to Inglewood

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Inglewood, CA. – Clean360 Bath & Body Store/Factory, a social enterprise that gives employment opportunities to individuals facing barriers to employment, celebrated the opening of its second factory store at 212 E. Regent Street in Inglewood, California on September 21st. Yusef Andre Wiley, Senior Regional Director, explained the retailer’s importance: “The Grand Opening of Roots Community Health Center’s social enterprise, …

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