TechCrunch Include 2014 Runner-Up
Launched in 2009, Oakland Digital is the first community-driven, not-for-profit, digital marketing agency that trains young talent of color to create social marketing campaigns for under resourced, women-owned small businesses. We are building the next pipeline of creatives by providing them real-world opportunities to work with Oakland small businesses while being mentored and trained by design and tech professionals, leading to 21st century employment. Oakland Digital has boosted the local economy by 2.5M, impacting the lives of over 3,000 lower income Oakland, CA, small business owners (ages 40+), design students (ages 18-34), and entrepreneurs in transition.
The organization is currently seeking volunteers!
Social Media Instruction – Teach a small group of businesses in a class setting or work one-on-one with local businesses to teach them digital literacy, the fundamentals of social platforms and help set attainable goals
Design Mentoring – Lead the next generation of designers that will change the world by providing mentorship, skill-building exercises (UI/UX, graphic design), and professional development (resume, portfolio review)
Copywriting – Review and update existing collateral (website, social) to help refine communication/messaging of Oakland Digital’s programming
Grant Writing – Play a game-changing role in Oakland Digital’s success by building authentic partnerships while helping to develop new funding and revenue sources
Curriculum Development – Develop digital literacy programs that have a strong focus on introducing young people of color to jobs (non-engineering such as design, marketing, sales) in technology
December 10th, 6pm Inspiration Awards 2015
Join Oakland Digital, MC Hammer, and 200 Bay Area leaders as we celebrate inspiration and positive change in the community. It is our extreme honor to award Jose Gordon, Executive Director of the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation, Dr. Elnora Webb, President of Laney College, Joel Flory, Co-Founder and CEO of VSCO, and Dr. Leroy Morishita, President of Cal State East Bay, as this year’s Inspiration Awards honorees.