Oakland Workforce Collaborative

Conveniently located in Oakland at 3360 Fifth Ave., the Hill-Oakland Workforce Collaborative (HOWC) is a one-stop shop for all of your employment needs.

As a “Total Solution” provider, the Collaborative focuses on:

Listening to our customer intently to find the right career path for your needs.
Using the Job Links “Career Navigation” program to produce solutions that render quality, value and service.
Providing On-Going Assessments of your career so that we may assist with guidance and information as you continue to progress in your endeavors.

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Keep It Clean Oakland

“Keep It Clean Oakland” is an initiative designed to actively engage longtime residents and the university community in beautification activities throughout Oakland’s neighborhoods. Volunteers work together to clean, repair and improve the Oakland area. The idea is simple but the potential impact is huge. The initiative focuses on keeping the area clean through beautification efforts throughout the year while at the same time creating opportunities for students to feel a sense of ownership of the community.

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The Adopt-a-Block program is part of OPDC’s broader clean up and beautification program, Keep It Clean, Oakland (KICO). The goal of KICO is to engage residents in the community while keeping Oakland clean. Through the Adopt-a-Block program, student and community organizations can adopt a street or group of streets in Oakland. By doing so, they vow to clean up their streetonce per month for the entire academic year. Last year, there were 38 active Adopt-a-Block groups and almost every street in Oakland was adopted.

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Mission Statement

OPDC is a community-based organization that engages in planning and development activities that contribute to the vitality of Oakland. It accomplishes this mission by:

Encouraging reinvestment in and stabilization of the community through real estate development, commercial revitalization, home ownership, and meeting the needs of low-income households, the elderly, and the special needs population;

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Putting A House Together… Piece by Piece!

OPDC purchased 3615 Parkview Avenue through the Sheriff’s Sale. It was a vacant and abandoned house for over 10 years. OPDC is working with John Hancock Contracting, Inc. to rehabilitate and refurbish the home. Once finished, it will be have 4 bedrooms, 1 and ½ baths, 2 walk in closets, 5 decorative fireplaces, and 2 beautiful restored staircases. It also has a rear parking pad with room to park 2 vehicles. This beautiful, Victorian style row home located in the quaint Oakland Square Historic District is available for $180,000.

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OCC: Oakland Community Council (email only)

The mission of Oakland Community Council (OCC) is to act as an advocate for neighborhood residents and organizations in an ongoing effort to improve their quality of life. We do this through providing forums for the presentation of development plans for the neighborhoods, as well as the active monitoring of enforcement of city and county codes and regulations. Our members include Oakland residents, property owners, businesses, institutions, community organizations, and social service organizations.

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