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Below is a compilation of our active campaigns. Please help us spread the word by sharing on your social medial platforms. It’s as simple as downloading the image file to your device and uploading it to any social media platform you are using, and have a following. If you experience any trouble downloading our imagery, please feel free to take a screenshot instead.

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We invite you to participate in this transformational work by donating to Turning Point. Such a trailblazing program requires significant investment to ensure its longevity. While Roots is financing the costs of maintaining the site. Your donation would go directly towards our program participants, ensuring their matriculation towards stable housing and employment.

To donate, please visit or contact me directly at [email protected] . Roots Community Health Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Tax ID #26-2583954.

Today is Small Business Saturday! Consider supporting our two workforce enterprises: Hamilton Broadway Signs and Clean360.

These businesses seek to remedy the structural and societal barriers to employment that members of our community face by providing job and life skills training. The aim is to provide a pathway towards meaningful + stable employment for every Emancipator, the participants in our workforce training program.

Need signs, designs, or promotional campaigns produced for a business or event? Contact Hamilton Broadway Signs at

Consider purchasing some of Clean360’s handmade artisan soaps as a holiday gift today:

#rootsempowers #communityhealth #gifts#artisansoaps #workforceenterprise #oakland#eastoakland #sanjose #BayArea#smallbusinesssaturday #workforcedevelopme

Two nights ago, our team at Roots Community Health Center stayed back until 8pm to ensure two things: 1) that EVERY voter had the opportunity to drop their ballots off at our official ballot box, 2) That the ballots cast were collected by the appropriate authorities.

In a season where voter suppression is rampant and attempts to disqualify votes keep manifesting, our organization is proud to support the expansion and protection of voting in East Oakland.

Our representation in the House of Representatives is determined by our census numbers! The 435 seats of the House are allocated based on population as measured through this survey.

Make sure we get as many representatives as possible for our people.

5 minutes of your time can make our voice louder in Congress. Visit and complete it today!

Got 5 minutes to spare?

Completing the US census ensures that our community receives funding that matches our population numbers!

9 questions impact our community for the next ten years.

5 minutes on and you’ll help ensure your community is a better place for you and yours.

“Your vote matters. If it didn’t, why would some people keep trying to take it away? ” – John Lewis

Roots has expanded our commitment to empowering the voters within East Oakland by installing a #ballot drop box outside of our 9925 International Blvd clinic site! In a moment where there are attempts to disenfranchise our communities and limit our turnout, we’re fighting back.

Installing #leadership that pursues policies that protect and empower our people is essential to better #health outcomes. Go vote and make your voice heard in these #elections!

#roots #rootsempowers #voteradvocacy #oakland #eastoakland #blackvoting #johnlewis #voterempowerment #blackvotesmatter #vote #voterregistration

The O.U.R. Project: Impacting communities one conversation at a time. Every Thursday at 6:30 pm until October 8th.

Join us for dynamic community discussions that affect the policies and structures governing our imprisoned and formerly incarcerated community members! Share your perspective and shape the community we live in.

Topics will include: the pandemic and how it affects those in and outside of prison, the housing navigation process with all its challenges, family reunification, resources optimization and effectiveness, and so much more.

To register, scan the QR code on the flyer. We look forward to sharing this space with you soon.
#rootsempowers #eastoakland#oakland#bayarea#sanjose #reentry#advocacy #communityhealth #prisonreform #healing


In honor of Labor Day, we wanted to appreciate the key to Roots’ success: our employees! Their passion and commitment to our community and their work is what keeps Roots thriving. They’ve been extraordinary — working long hours and learning new skillsets to adapt to life during this pandemic. Their investment is what allows us to test hundreds of people a day at our testing facilities. Their innovation is what has allowed for programs to continue despite the circumstances. Their love for you is why we’ve been able to accomplish so much in the past few months.

Roots is a reflection of them. #rootsempowers #employeeappreciation #resilience #love #communityhealth #eastoakland #bayarea #sanjose #thankyou

While the best practices to avoid COVID-19 spread requires physical distancing and avoiding gatherings, we know many folks will be out and about this long weekend.

So— here’s a major key to remaining safe: BYOE. Bring your own snacks, alcohol, weed, and beverages. Use individually packed goods and avoid the family style approach! Don’t share + and don’t feel bad about that.

A little bit of “selfishness” will keep us all safer in the long run.

It’s one thing to take personal risks. It’s another thing when your choices put others at risk.

If you think you may have been exposed, or if you develop symptoms, isolate yourself from those at risk for severe illness or death (over 65, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, lung disease,etc.) and get tested.


You can protest with your community while keeping them (and yourself) safe from COVID-19.


Get creative with art, words, and colors to boldly make a statement.

Let your signs, t-shirts, facemasks, and hats become the loudspeaker to vocalize your thoughts.

Black Breastfeeding celebrates and emphasizes the benefits of breastfeeding our young #Black babies! Swipe through the images to learn the lifelong perks that come while enriching your child with breast milk. #rootsempowers #blackbabies #breastfeeding #southbay#oakland #eastoakland #BBW2020

Please check out some of the wonderful messages we provide for our young families at Dream Youth Clinics. During the Covid-19 crisis, increasing home hygiene can help to keep you and your children safe. If you would like additional information on messages that we send out to our young mothers group, please head over to @DreamYouthClinic and DM us! Source: Centers for Disease Control

Getting tested protects all of us. Participating in a peaceful and productive fight against unjust systems protects all of us. Get tested for your neighbor. Protest to protect your community. With cause and community we walk, we stand, we kneel with our fellow neighbors. #GetTestedToday #BlackHealthMatters #OaklandStrong