DACA is set with great classes for Summer 2017. Classes in music, cooking, videography, and urban gardening are only the start for the coming fiscal year. Be on the lookout this coming Fall for classes in coding, computer graphics, web site creation, and more. In the meantime, please checkout our Summer lineup on the Programs page or download a copy of our 2017 Summer Catalog. Also, please call us at (510) 615-5807 to set up a time to come by and see the center. We look forward to meeting you.
If you have an Oakland based cultural arts program that needs funding or want to put together a cultural arts based program in Oakland, here's your opportunity to learn how to apply for a City of Oakland Cultural Funding Grant in this FREE workshop.
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Healthy Cooking The OPR Way
by Claytoven Richardson
DACA's award winning Chef Laurence Jackson did a fabulous presentation on Friday, May 20th during The City of Oakland Department of Human Resources Management's first ever, "Healthy Cooking Demo - Healthy Cooking 101". Erika Turner of DHRM, and Event Coordinator commented, "The cooking class was a huge success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Chef Laurence was wonderful!!!" As a result of that success, and in homage to the incredible department to which we belong (Oakland Parks and Recreation-OPR) DACA is pleased to announce that we will be sharing with you a series of simple gourmet recipes (one every month) entitled, "Healthy Living The OPR Way". The first recipe (Recipe #001 - May 2016) is the one Chef Laurence used during the event on the 20th. We hope that you enjoy it.
by Kola Thomas
We congratulate and wish to present a Huge TA-DA to Larrolyn Parms-Ford, one of DACA's early students who is now graduating with a Bachelors degree in Music Performance and Theater from Mills College. Yes, DACA provided the opportunity and now the world is open to her to fly like an eagle. Many of us supported her with our presence at her Senior Thesis Concert - Class of 2016, which took place on Friday, May 6 at the Music Department, Mills College; and at her graduation on Saturday, May 14.
We intend to host a Reception for Larrolyn soon at DACA and hope you can join us in felicitating. When one succeeds, all of us succeed together!!! Special thank to Councilmember Desley Brooks, and all members of Staff at DACA and OPR!!!
Guitars Not Guns Program for Youth Returns to Oakland
by Jane Tyska
OAKLAND -- Music can be a powerful weapon. Since the Guitars Not Guns® program returned to Oakland two years ago after a four-year absence, youths in the program can now make a statement with ballads instead of bullets.
Guitars Not Guns was founded in San Jose in 2000 by musician Ray Nelson and his wife, Louise. The nonprofit operates in 14 states and Canada, with classes offered locally... See more...
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