Charity & Grassroots in Alameda


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  • Dance Daze in Schools
    Dance Daze in Schools teaching intern Jaime Fields wrote that she has “never enjoyed anything in life as much as dance. The feelings that come with moving through a space and owning every moment of it, no restrictions; that is the best experience.” Jaime started dancing when she was four, and now, she shares her skills with kids and gives them a “creative outlet and center for their lives” through dance classes. Jaime’s experience is thanks to Dance Daze in Schools, which trains adults with teaching experience and college students like Jaime in dance instruction and then connects them with youth in local K-12 schools and community organizations. In- and after-school dance classes teach movement vocabulary, dance technique, and original choreography one of two days per week. Students can focus on one continuous style or revolving dance styles such as hip hop, ballet, and tap, with an option for varied styles including African, break dance, and Baile Folklorico depending on the teacher’s dance background. The blended learning program combines dance lessons with production and tech projects, such as setting up recording devices and editing audio and video clips, to teach real world skills. Dance Daze in Schools also provides internships to teach college students lesson planning and classroom management and reaches out to high school students with community service opportunities. See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
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    1151 Harbor Bay Parkway,Suite 100
    Alameda, CA US
  • Alameda Point Collaborative
    What was once vacant military housing is now a thriving community, thanks to Alameda Point Collaborative. In 1999, APC transformed the vacant space into a permanent supportive-housing community that 500 formerly homeless residents—including more than 300 children and young adults—now call home. Residents gain access to resources that can help break the cycle of poverty and homelessness, from job-skills training to substance-abuse and mental-health counseling. Along with 200 housing units across 34 acres, APC operates Ploughshares Nursery, a retail plant nursery that provides residents with opportunities to learn skills in customer service, landscaping, and urban farming. See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
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    677 West Ranger Avenue
    Alameda, CA US
  • Hopalong Animal Rescue
    Prior to adoption, cats at Hopalong are vaccinated, tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency viruses, and spayed or neutered. In 2010, Hopalong saved the lives of more than 500 cats or kittens in the Bay Area. As a nonprofit donor-funded organization, Hopalong struggles to cover the costs of spaying ($40/cat) or neutering ($27/cat) each adoptable animal, along with other costs involved in caring for them and ensuring their wellbeing.
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    945 22nd Avenue
    Oakland, CA US
  • Bay Localize
    Bay Localize is a non-profit that promotes growth in the community by educating residents about environmental justice, energy conservation, and cultural activism.
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    436 14th St
    Oakland, CA US
  • Loved Twice
    Loved Twice's community volunteers seek out recyclable infant attire and assemble separate wardrobe sets for boys and girls, which licensed social workers then distribute to low-income mothers. Each wardrobe-in-a-box contains 75 clothing and accessory items in sizes 0–12 months, including newborn onesies, sleepers, hats, booties, books, a warm blanket and a First 5 California new-parent-education kit. In 2010, Loved Twice recycled enough items to clothe 1,050 newborns, thus keeping babies warm while easing new parents' financial burden.
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    4123 Broadway
    Oakland, CA US
  • Oases
    The organization's Family Literacy Nights provide parents and students with academic tools and services aimed at ensuring that children master reading and writing in English. The program provides an opportunity for parents and children to share a learning experience as they play games, solve puzzles, and craft projects designed to boost literacy. OASES hopes to distribute literacy kits for up to 240 students at Family Literacy Nights held at Lincoln Elementary School on October 20 and at Cleveland Elementary School on December 16. Each kit includes a book, a parent-participation guide, puzzles and word games, and a notebook and pencils for practicing writing skills.
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    196 10th St
    Oakland, CA US
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