“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.” – Paulo Coelho
So by now, we’re sure that you’ve heard that The Spot is collecting warm clothes for the community from now till Thursday, December 19th.
But did you know that the actual day to come and get free warm winter clothes will be on Friday, December 20th? Well, it is! We’ve got a couple large stacks of clothes that can’t wait to find new homes!!
So for all of those that are in need of getting a jacket or warm clothes for the winter, please come to Chinatown Youth Center Initiative | The Spot… any time between 4:00PM-6:00PM and hook yourself up!
Here are the guidelines
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…
The Spot is a collaborative youth center in Oakland Chinatown that supports comprehensive positive youth development to prevent violence and foster healthy transitions into adulthood. The Spot’s offers programs and activities that build young people’s competence in multiple arenas, as well as develop their confidence, connection to people and institutions, character, and compassion. The theme of the youth center is “Ready for the Future” and The Spot’s culturally attuned activities will include tiered mentorship, leadership roles, and internships for youth to gain knowledge and skills in health and wellness, history and culture, job training/college readiness, and leadership. Instead of merely being a space with co-located services, The Spot will be coordinated to provide a web of support and opportunities for youth and young adults. This web of support requires both a strong infrastructure for administrative as well as program coordination plus anchor partners with youth development expertise in program provision in the content areas.