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The Digital Arts and Culinary Academy (DACA), a.k.a. the Rainbow Teen Center is a state of the art Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development facility designed to give youth, teens, and young adults an opportunity to learn and grow while in a fun and safe environment.

Our Mission

The Digital Arts and Culinary Academy's mission is to help participants grow and build self confidence through the learning of at least one of four components in our program: Digital Audio Production, Digital Video Production, Culinary Arts, or Urban Agriculture. Our goal is to help our youth and young adults excel and create a better life and community for themselves and others.

Our Programs

We offer a host of programs including: afterschool classes, summer day camps, summer classes, and even some adult classes. Please go to the "Programs" page for detailed information about our programs.


For more information or to schedule a tour of the center,
please call us at (510) 615-5807 or email us at info@dacaoakland.com.

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The City of Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development (OPRYD) Department is fully committed to compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please make accommodation requests at least 10 days prior to an event. Direct all inquiries concerning program and disability accommodation to the OPRYD Inclusive Recreation Coordinator, Bianca Posada at (510) 597-5064 or bposada@oaklandnet.com. VRS callers please dial (510) 615-5883.

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