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Food Service & Clothing Drive Every Sunday! 

Every Sunday at the community center, located at 1671 8th street in Oakland, we pass out food and masks to West Oakland families and community members in need. Staff and volunteers recently started donating clothes and household items (baby items, footballs, utensils, fans etc) and the items were well received. We want to expand this. If you are in a position to donate, you can drop off items at 11:30am on Sundays at the Center or DM for a different arrangement.
All items go directly to the community (free). 

Sullivan Community Space Hosts Practice Space For Kola Creative Team

The Kola Creative Team, an Oakland professional production, is a re-envisioned version of The Nutcracker through the lens of African and Afro-Latinx music, dance, theater, and culture reflecting the lives of Black and Brown children socially, politically, and spiritually in modern-day Oakland.

Photo Credits: Stephanie Lister/KQED

Photo Credits: Stephanie Lister/KQED

"500+ students from over a dozen Oakland and other East Bay schools are involved as performers, composers and costume/set designers, including OSA, Anna Yates, Northern Light, Pear Tree Community School, West Oakland Middle School, Envision Academy Middle Grades, Park Day, Head Royce, and Latitude High School. The Kola creative team, comprised of The People’s Conservatory founder Rozz Nash and beloved local artists Kev Choice, Jennifer Johns, and Ryan Nicole.”

Photo Credits: Stephanie Lister/KQED

Take a look at this video to see what SMC East Bay is doing for the communities of East and West Oakland.

Learn more about the Martial Arts program at the Sullivan Community Center. below. 

Over the past decade, we at SMC have been active and investing in the West Oakland community.  Being involved and giving back to the community are core to our principles.  In line with this philosophy, we are excited to offer a new space for the community to use.
Our mission for the Sullivan Community Space is to serve the West Oakland community – especially local youth – by providing a facility to gather, exercise, and develop life skills.  The initial focus of the Space is to bring martial arts to the kids of West Oakland.  Martial arts training has been shown to benefit health and fitness, self-confidence, conflict resolution, focus and discipline.  Our goal is that the Space will provide a safe environment for members of the community to grow, develop life skills, and have fun.
Other local programs that have become part of the SC Space family include:
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