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The Deeply Rooted in Oakland Partnership (Deeply Rooted Collaborative) listens, uplifts, and advocates for community priorities and solutions to decision-makers and elected officials to ensure that the Oakland General Plan 2045 integrates the deeply rooted voices of Oakland. The 13 Deeply Rooted Collaborative partner organizations build vital relationships foundations and share meaningful conversations with Oakland locals through cultural and local events. These organizations are deeply rooted in their communities and create meaningful change inside and outside the Deeply Rooted Collaborative. See a list of our partner organizations below and where to find them.

Our About page describes the Deeply Rooted Collaborative in detail and the roles of each partner organization. 

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EastSide Arts Alliance & Cultural Center is a collective of cultural workers who live and work in East Oakland with the mission of uniting art with activism to work for community empowerment, cultural development, and building bridges between the disenfranchised, racially divided communities we serve.

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Black Arts Movement Business District, CDC advocates, organizes, creates, develops, implements, fosters and ensures the thriving of Oakland’s Black Arts Movement Business District through vigilant organizing, development of infrastructure, and the creation of mechanisms for stewardship and advocacy. Website | Instagram


​​Black Cultural Zone is an East Oakland-based Community Development Corporation that works towards a vision of a robust and vibrant renaissance in legacy Black communities, thriving Black Arts, Cultural and Commercial areas in a flourishing economy. Website | Instagram


CURYJ (Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice) is a Fruitvale-based organization that engages local impacted youth to end youth criminalization and mass incarceration and offers multidimensional healing and community and capacity-building activities. Website | Instagram

House/Full of Black Women is a site specific ritual performance project that addresses issues of displacement, well being, and sex trafficking of black women and girls in Oakland. Website | Instagram


Just Cities Institute is a nonprofit transformative justice organization leveraging research and advocacy to advance racial equity, love-based justice, and healthier, more sustainable communities for all. 

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Lao Family Community Development, Inc assists diverse refugee, immigrant, limited English proficient, and low-income U.S. born community members in achieving long-term financial and social self-sufficiency. Website | Instagram


Malonga Arts Residents Association (MARA) is a non profit organization formed to support tenants living in the residential suites of the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts. MARA, along with other individuals and organizations affiliated with the Malonga such as the Malonga Arts Collective provides a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary performing arts space that creates a safe  environment, positive role models, and affordable housing, cultural awareness and enrichment. Website | Instagram


The Oakland Asian Cultural Center builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander arts and cultural programs that foster inter-generational and cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, collaboration, and social justice. Website | Instagram


The Unity Council is a non-profit Social Equity Development Corporation with a 55-year history in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland and a mission to promote social equity and improve quality of life by building vibrant communities where everyone can work, learn, and thrive. Website | Instagram


Urban Strategies Council is a research and advocacy organization dedicated to social, economic and racial equity.  Website | Instagram


The Village is a grassroots, volunteer-run organization led by Unhoused, housing insecure and formally Unhoused Oaklanders that offers direct services and support, education and arts, leadership development, and opportunities to engage in policy and media advocacy. Website | Instagram


West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project is a resident-led, community-based environmental justice organization dedicated to achieving healthy homes, healthy jobs and healthy neighborhoods for all who live, work, learn and play in West Oakland. Website | Instagram

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