Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, Inc.
The Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, Inc. (PJCCE) opened its doors in 1995 to provide support services to low-income residents in West Oakland. Today, we continue to uphold the original vision in five program areas: Family Support Services (which includes our food pantry), Health and Wellness (including our Breathmobile®), Youth Development (including summer and after-school programs), Art & Culture, and Community Partnerships. We serve as a "community anchor" and hub for West Oakland and most of our services are in collaboration with other community-based organizations, some of which reside in our building.
The Prescott-Joseph Center's mission is three-fold:
1) To promote the individual self-esteem of citizens in the community through education, skill training and cultural programs, thus supporting healthy families and economic self-sufficiency,
2) To promote the on-going renewal of community spirit among West Oakland residents, and
3) To organize and promote community activities that facilitate economic and community development in West Oakland. Our future vision for the Center is to not only serve the needs of the local community, but to empower the residents to go forward and participate in its redevelopment.