Bay Area Urban Network is our legal Non-Profit name, but to hundreds, in Oakland, they know us as our doing business name of Points of Light. We have been building relationships and instilling moral and ethical values in at-risk youth and children in the inner-city of Oakland, CA since 2007. Through a variety of weekly faith-based programs and self-confidence, POL has impacted the lives of thousands of young people by encouraging them to be a light in their communities and provide hope and relief to other youth within Oakland.
During COVID, We did not stop serving youth and children of Oakland. We did and will continue to one of these three programs.
- Our entire staff volunteered at Garfield elementary for more than 160 hours from March till the end of July to help distribute more than 150,000 meals.
- We partnered with the OK program police officers of Oakland as they escorted us to celebrate 20 of our seniors graduating high school
- We have launched a learning pod. We bring children and youth who need extra education help to make sure they do not get behind school work. They enjoy a safe environment with snacks and a light dinner. The learning pod also serves time for the youth and kids to interact with their peers.
We are raising $100,000 in our inaugural GoFundMe fundraising drive. 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards incareasing the quality of our learning pods and providing additional meals and programs for at-risk youth and children in Oakland. Your support is greatly appreciated.
TWO GENEROUS DONORS HAVE COMMITTED TO MATCH DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR UP TO $20,000. This means that if you give $25, Points of Light will receive $50. The matching ends soon. Please donate:
For more information about our organization please visit POLoakland.org