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California

Oakland Community Organizations (OCO)


Mission: The mission of Oakland Community Organizations is to develop leaders who build power through their congregations and schools to bring about systemic change and improve the quality of life for their families.

Impact: OCO leaders have learned how to listen to the pain and concerns of their neighbors, have courageously worked to bring people together, and have taken repeated risks when speaking out for needed change in public forums. The voices and victories of our leaders are well known from the offices of Oakland City Hall to the Governor’s Chambers. We want to honor the journey of each leader and tell the stories of so many of our modern-day heroes.