Built the first “green” youth center in Oakland, California
Partnered with over 50 youth organizations, government agencies, and local businesses; partnered with 10 public schools
Established a partnership with Impact Hub Oakland to create the first Youth Impact Hub co-working space and business incubator in the world
Provided over 1,000 young people with educational, professional, and personal services.
Released hundreds of media projects, including full-length albums, music videos, posters & billboards, websites and short films (to watch the UR Media promo video go to: https://vimeo.com/195107944 & to view youth-produced content go to our online platform at: https://vimeo.com/unitedroots)
Provided the physical space, equipment, and mentorship necessary to catalyze high-level business opportunities for youth, including supporting young people in Oakland with launching their own enterprises, such as a music publishing entity, a social impact clothing company, media production services and more (to watch a video about youth that launched businesses as part of the Youth Impact Hub Oakland program at United Roots go to: https://vimeo.com/145924984)
We encourage self-care practices, offering meditation and yoga classes to youth and staff.
We utilize a collective decision making model, and staff work together to create and develop organizational systems and procedures.
As a small organization, United Roots provides an intimate and collaborative working environment.