A Seat at the Table 2: Oakland Boards & Commissions Follow Up Session
DATE: Thursday, February 23, 2017
TIME: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
WHERE: Mills College, Graduate School of Business (GSB), Room 124, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613
RSVP: Space is limited, so RSVP today!
You received the info. You have done your research. Now it’s time to apply and complete the application for the City of Oakland board or commission you wish to serve! As part of The East Oakland Collective’s civic engagement and leadership initiative, this hands-on session is being offered for resume and application assistance. In partnership with Urban Habitat's Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI), the session will include a presentation on next steps and how to navigate service on a board or commission.
Complete this short questionnaire so we can better assist you at the event.
For more info on the current list of City of Oakland boards and commissions and vacancies, view the website.
Also check out this handy spreadsheet listing all the City of Oakland boards and commissions, created by a member of The East Oakland Collective.
More About The East Oakland Collective
The East Oakland Collective is committed to serving deep East Oakland and cultivating leaders from within our communities. We are a member cohort invested in change of the landscape, politics and economic climate of deep East Oakland. Our focus areas are economic empowerment, civic engagement and urban blight. The mission is achieved through resolution based initiatives, partnerships and development of leadership of underserved populations.
More About Urban Habitat’s Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI)
The BCLI provides advocates with not just a voice, but a vote at the table. We recruit people from low-income communities and communities of color who have a proven track record of leadership as social justice advocates. We deeply invest in each cohort through our six-month BCLI fellowship, which teaches advocates how to understand complex and intersecting policy arenas, navigate the culture and language of commissions, and build effective relationships in and outside the commission. The BCLI network leverages their seats on boards and commissions to bring race and class to the forefront of local and regional policies and plans.