Nothing like some soup to warm you up on a cold day!
Many thanks to all of the folks that turned out to the finale of our Home Is Where The Art Is series!
We know it was a cold and wet evening, but for those who made it out, were to enjoy warm bowls of Vietnamese Pumpkin and Pork soup, banh khot (fried Vietnamese rice pancakes) and deserts all with farm raised ingredients!
We also had the opportunity to meet and view previews from Tony D.’s clothing line coming out in the next few weeks!
Instead of simply displaying the shirts on a table for our guests to view, Tony D decided to take a more creative approach at displaying his clothing and thus “re-framing” his images!
Home Is Where The Art Is had a great run and The Spot would like to thank all of our guests, contributing artists, food experts, youth leaders, staff and adult volunteers for making this a truly memorable series!
Finally, we would also like to send our sincerest thanks to the Akonadi Foundation for providing the grant that made this event possible in the first place!
Please stay tuned for our upcoming events!
Enjoy the pictures below!
Nothing like some soup to warm you up on a cold day!
Food faciliator, Hai Vo chillin with the OYEAs after the end of the Home Is Where The Art Is finale
Farmer and educator, Hai Vo shares the connection of food and story
OYEA member, Chun showing our guests, the art of making Banh Khot!
so fresh and so clean!
Artist and designer, Tony D. presents his t-shirt collection with audience
No one leaves hungry from Home Is Where The Art Is!
Banh Khot being cooked!
Farmer and food expert, Hai Vo shares his Banh Khot (similar to fried pancake) with the audience
OYEAs, Kyle and Chun share their food stories with the audience
Artist and cltohing designer, Tony D. frames his design
The Spot Youth Center will be closed from Wednesday, November 27th through November 29th.
Have a safe and fun break!
Hey high school seniors and community college students!
If you are ready to apply to the college of your dreams and need help, please feel free to stop by The Spot Youth Center today!
If you would like someone to double check your application before you submit it, come see us!
If you would like some feedback on your personal statement before you submit, come see us!
If you have any lingering concerns or questions regarding the college application process, come see us!
If you are not a graduating this year but want to know how to get ready when it is your time to apply, come see us!
We will be hosting drop in hours from 12:00-6:00!
For more questions, please contact mike at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Well hello folks!
After two successful events, The Spot will be hosting our final installment of our Home Is Where The Art Is celebration on December 6th from 6:00PM-8:00PM!
For our grand finale, we’re gonna get real
steezy stylee by featuring two local designers!
Tony D. will be launching the Winter 2013 collection from his “D” Clothing line. He will be showcasing t-shirts that pay homage to community organizers and activists from the Asian-American, African-American and Latino communities.
For all you dog lovers out there, Nkauj Iab Yang, who made a splash selling her homemade bags at previous Spot events, will be displaying and selling her very own Doggy Bow Tie collars.
Don’t forget that the first half of the Home Is Where The Art Is also focuses on the importance of healthy and delicious cultural foods!
This month, we are delighted to announce that local farmer, educator, community organizer, and fabulous cook, Hai Vo will return as our food host! His food will highlight farm grown and organic foods that will leave everyone with full bellies and yearning for more!
Who: You and all your food loving, stylish pet owning family and friends
What: Home Is Where The Art Is grand finale
When: December 6th, from 6:00PM-8:00PM (Food presentation at 6:15)
Where: The Spot Youth Center
Why: So you can come get laced in the latest gear for you and your dogs all while enjoying healthy and delicious cultural foods. That’s all!
This is an all ages event and everyone is welcome!
For more information holla at the dude mike tran at email@example.com
See yall soon!
In observation of Veterans Day, The Spot will be closed this Monday, November 11. We will reopen on November 12th.
Thank you Spot Community, Supporters, Friends and Allies!
WE DID IT! We reached our goal of matching our donor’s challenge of $10,000 by October 31st! So now, our total incoming donation will be $20,000 from this campaign! Thank you to everyone who donated, shared our campaign, talked to friends and family about our work and who are constantly supporting us in whatever way possible. The funds raised in this campaign will help to strengthen our programs and services and increase our ability to meet the needs of the young people in our community. Every day our youth battle the violence in their community, underfunded public schools, lack of positive outlets and other social and economic challenges that serve as barriers for a healthy and productive livelihood. As a community based youth center, we work to address these challenges to support the youth in Oakland, but without the support of people like yourselves, we wouldn’t be able to do it. We believe that our young people, if given the proper resources and opportunities can make transformative and positive changes, for not just themselves, but for their community. We thank you for believing in the work that we do and trusting that your investment into the programs and services at The Spot will address the social and economic changes that will contribute to the health and success of our youth in Oakland.The Spot would like to send a special thank you to the following donors for our match campaign:
Beatrice and Harvey Dong
David Tu and Krist Lee*
Nancy In Kyung Kim
Nicki Thien Nga Filson
Nkauj Iab Yang
Including several anonymous donors
American Center of Philippine Arts
Asian Health Services
GS Warriors Ticket Fundraising Program
Oakland Athletics Ticket Fundraising Program
Oakland Raiders Ticket Fundraising Program
Organization of Chinese American (SF & East Bay)
Shadow Ultra Lounge
Whole Foods Market Oakland Nickels for Nonprofit Campaign
*denotes individual contribution of $500 or more
Join us at The Spot for your next First Friday fun! We’ll be hosting our monthly HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS event on Friday, November 1st from 6-8PM. This month’s art theme will be around music and musical instruments. Come check out all the great performers we have lined up, including some of our very own youth leaders who will be playing the Erhu (a two-stringed bowed musical instrument). We will also be exploring the concept of farm to table dating back from our Asian ancestors. The idea of the slow food movement is not a new concept, so where did it come from and how do we get our own stories heard? Join us as a local cook explore various Asian cuisines using produce grown from his own gardens.
For more information about the event, please contact Mike Tran at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
BRB: The Spot Closed on Ocotber 18th
The Spot will be closed on Friday October 18th but will magically reappear and reopen back on Monday, October 21st!