Northern California 2021 Cohort
Executive Director: Odiaka Gonzalez
Co-Investor: William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
Oakland Leaf provides comprehensive afterschool programming to empower youth and support young people’s physical, social and emotional wellbeing, academic success, and ability to be active and effective.
It offers afterschool programs in six elementary and middle schools, an internship program for high school students and a summer camp. Oakland Leaf goes beyond basic afterschool programs to cultivate confidence, communication and leadership skills as well as commitment to community. It empowers at-risk youth to think critically about how their actions impact others, to choose healthy decisions for themselves and the environment, and to become active, engaged citizens in their community.