Oakland, CA

Oakland, CA

Oakland has been a member of the Cities of Service coalition since 2009, when Mayor Ronald Dellums signed the Declaration of Service and committed to implementing impact volunteering initiatives. Now under Mayor Libby Schaaf’s leadership, the project team is hard at work and Oakland is leveraging volunteers to make a real impact in improving resilience. Oakland is one of five cities to take part in the Bay Area Impact Volunteering Program and one of seven cities to take part in the Prepared Together Program.

To find out more about the great work taking place in Oakland, visit their website, like Oakland on Facebook, and follow the city on Twitter.

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Preparedness and Safety

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Neighbors Helping Neighbors will focus on assisting individuals and neighborhoods in disaster preparedness plans, gathering supplies, and staying informed through the city’s emergency notification system. Outreach and education events will be held within each council district in Oakland. The initiative will emphasize working with city departments, community leaders, residents, private organizations, and nonprofit agencies that serve Oakland’s most vulnerable populations on a daily basis.

Preparedness and Safety

Civic Design Lab

Civic Design Lab

Through the Cities of Service Prepared Together Program, Oakland's Chief Resilience Officer is launching the Civic Design Lab (CDL) inside City Hall. CDL will tap city residents and staff to identify neighborhood-level preparedness challenges and co-create solutions to address them. Together, residents and staff will implement those solutions through volunteer action.

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