Project News  | February 21, 2020

Meet Community Initiatives’ three newest board members

Dee Dee Mendoza, Abbas Moloo and Barbara Rhomberg join our board of directors.

From Dee Dee Mendoza: “Community Initiatives is helping the next generation of nonprofit innovators and problem solvers test their models, and focus on delivering and improving their services. I want to help build a strong Oakland for my children, and a strong community needs a robust nonprofit sector. I see Community Initiatives as an important factor in that equation.”

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Groundwork Ohio announces their first 2020 Early Childhood Leadership Fellowship Cohort

Project News  | February 21, 2020

The Fellowship was designed to provide early education and health professionals from across the state with the opportunity to develop leadership skills, engage with thought-leaders and policymakers to advance quality early learning and health, and take steps to create state-, local-, and community-level change for young children in Ohio

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Project News  | February 21, 2020

Join Community Initiatives for our upcoming Open House!

You are welcome to our Community Initiatives Open House for a night to network, exchange ideas and cheers with your cohort!, Modern Times Beer, will provide some tastings from their menu.



Where: 1000 Broadway, Suite 480, Oakland, CA 94607

When: February 27, 5 to 7 pm


Zoo Labs collaborates with local businesses like The Crucible

Project News  | February 21, 2020

Zoo Labs kicked off their Zoo Labs Music Entrepreneurship Accelerator by partnering with The Crucible and Business Models Inc.

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Project News  | February 21, 2020

Dr. Bronner’s features Latino Outdoors, recipient of their Employee Contribution Program

Latino Outdoors was nominated last year to be a part of Dr. Bronner’s Employee Contribution Program, which allows Dr. Bronner’s employees to nominate organizations that they think deserve more attention. Dr. Bronner’s 200+ employees decides which organization they want to direct funds to, and the company donates $100 on each employee’s behalf to the organization of their choice.

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