Hack the Hood
Hack the Hood provides technical training in high in-demand multimedia and tech skills to youth who will then apply their learning through real-world consulting projects with locally-owned businesses and non-profits. During sprints that are 6-weeks long, low-income youth gain hands-on training and experience executing search engine optimization; building mobile friendly, responsive web sites using template software; and getting clients listed in local maps and directories. Youth also learn transferable leadership, entrepreneurship, and life skills under the direction of experienced trainers.
Oakland Local is a nonpartisan hyperlocal news site (Oaklandlocal.com) that amplifies underrepresented voices, and promotes civic engagement and discourse on local issues that matter. Our editorial coverage highlights local issues such as education, food and food justice, local businesses, community development, local government, environmental issues, health, crime, police accountability. We have an average readership of 70,000 unique visitors each month, as well as a social media following of approximately 25,000