Oakland Digital (ODALC) educates, inspires, and empowers underserved communities to participate and succeed in the digital economy. We are a volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public benefit organization with two goals. 1) Professional development for students. Give students (ages 18-34) the motivation and career-related tools they need to find appropriate employment. 2) Fostering success of small businesses. Train local business owners (ages 49-65) with digital tools and Internet education to succeed in the 21st Century.
Results to date: Since 2009, Oakland Digital (ODALC) has empowered the lives of nearly 1,500 underserved Oakland, CA, and East Bay citizens. Date founded: July 31st, 2009 Direct beneficiaries per year: 500-750 Indirect beneficiaries per year: 25,000 Target demographics: Oakland Digitalís vision is a better-informed, self-reliant community that will harness digital media and Internet technology for economic success and professional vitality. A donation of $100.00 enables us to provide three hours of professional development training to 20 students or an online marketing training session to empower a small business owner. Geographic areas served: Oakland / Alameda County, East Bay Board Members and Affiliation: Oakland Digital is composed of a proactive, young, and diverse group of people. Our board (4 females, 3 males) includes African American, Chinese-American, Cambodian-American, Filipino-American, and Latino American leaders with personal ties to the community and tech sector. Oakland Digital is growing and maintaining a vast group of ongoing relationships with prominent figures in Silicon Valley within the technology industry. We are similarly committed to forming ongoing partnerships with other nonprofit organizations in the Oakland metropolitan area.
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