This resource guide is part of a larger effort to develop a new youth center in the Chinatown area of Oakland. The planning for a youth center (a process known as the Chinatown Youth Center Initiative, or CYCI) has been underway since 2007, with involvement from over 20 community based organizations, public agencies, and local elected officials, as well as a youth advisory council. The CYCI is convened by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
This guide focuses on organizations that provide youth services in one or more of the three categories listed above and that have an Oakland location. The guide's geographic focus is on organizations and programs that operate in the greater downtown, Chinatown, or San Antonio neighborhoods of Oakland, although this publication is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all youth-serving organizations in these areas.