AMP: Grassroots²

Oakland, CA

Oakland Community Organization

Vision: OCO envisions an Oakland that is a safe and vibrant city united in ethnic, religious, and economic diversity. OCO’s vision is guided by their belief that dignity, respect and equality are a fundamental right of every family in this country.

Impact: OCO has helped secure the passage of  a parcel tax measure providing $16 million annually for violence reduction and community policing; led Community Benefits Coalition to secure agreement for 450 units of affordable housing and 300 new union apprentice construction jobs; organized legal support forums for immigrant families seeking citizenship; supported family oriented immigration reform legislation, amongst much else.