United Roots

2781 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, California 94612
510-834-0347
United Roots is the convergence of five East Bay organizations that envisioned a youth-led movement harnessing arts and media to promote unity and peace in neighborhoods struggling with violence. Over 200 low-income students are served annually by our innovative programming.
70%
Black Community Focus
45%
Blacks in Key Leadership
60%
Board Members are Black

United Roots was born from the convergence of five East Bay organizations that envisioned a youth-led movement harnessing arts and media to promote unity and peace in Oakland neighborhoods struggling with violence. Over 200 low-income students are served annually by UR’s innovative programming. United Roots’ mission is to engage and empower marginalized youth in socially innovative ways, through:
• Arts and media training: instilling confidence and developing talents
• Career and workforce development: cultivating entrepreneurship and business skills
• Community engagement: building bridges to local organizations and employers
• Wellness services: creating a safe, sustainable environment for youth to heal and grow

501(c)(3) Status