Community Announcements


2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission

Every ten years, after the federal census, California must re-establish the boundaries of its Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts to reflect new population data and shifting populations. The Voters FIRST Act gave this power to California citizens ensuring that new and fair political boundaries are drawn without special interests, politics and political influence.

California citizens who are eligible may submit an online application to the California State Auditor’s Office during the initial application period from June 10, 2019, to August 19, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.


Lincoln-Mandela Family Resource Center

Grand Opening 

(Posted 8/7/2019)


Join us Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 from 8-10 AM for the Grand Opening of Lincoln – Mandela Family Resource Center located at

1340 7th St. Oakland, CA 94607

Lincoln – Mandela FRC is the first of its kind on the historic Seventh Street corridor of West Oakland. Lincoln’s new center will serve as a community hub with coordinated neighborhood-level services to support families like children’s school readiness and success in areas such as literacy, workforce development, early childhood care, technology access, and safety-net resources.

RSVP here

Summer at Oakland Public Library 

Oakland Public Library

(Posted 4/25/19)

Explore, Connect and Grow with Summer Programs for Adults, Teens, and Children!

2019 Summer Reading runs June 1, 2019 – August 3, 2019 

Sign up here to start reading!

OPL’s Kids’ Summer Reading rewards children for reading or listening to books or other materials that they pick out themselves.   Kids who read 20 days during the summer will receive a free book and are eligible to win other prizes. 

Special grand prize drawings include a family stay at the Oakland Feather River Family Camp, one family membership to Children’s Fairyland (ages 0-4) and one iPad (ages 5-14). Visit the link here to register!


Want to Share an Announcement? 

Are you part of the Member Network and interested in sharing your event with Oakland Literacy Coalition’s vast network of educators, volunteers and leaders in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area? Organizations in our Member Network can now submit content to be featured in our monthly newsletter and blog!

The Oakland Literacy Coalition newsletter provides members the opportunity to promote their free community events and job postings with colleagues and other leaders in Oakland and beyond. Information will be posted to our website blog within 48 hours and included in our monthly email round up, sent at the beginning of each month.

Here is what we need:
• Free resources or events (no fundraisers or goods for sale).  (Member Network organizations may place paid fundraisers).
• Please include a short description with a brief summary explaining what it’s about and why it’s relevant to other members and colleagues in the field.
• Please include a link to the event page or landing page.
• Maximum length: 100 words
• Please submit no less than 3 weeks prior to your event date.

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