Youth Uprising (YU)

Youth Uprising (YU) aims to serve as a neighborhood hub, offering East Oakland youth programs designed to increase their physical and mental wellbeing, community connections, educational attainment, and career achievement.  To provide real-world employment experiences, it has four social enterprises, which include YU Eat (Corner’s Café), an onsite internet restaurant/café and catering service; YU Count, which offers IT, data input, enrichment, and analysis services to businesses and non-profits; YU Create, a media production company offering video production, soundtrack creation, and graphics for organizations and companies; and YU Work, a green cleaning business that provides janitorial, facade and neighborhood improvement services.  Each year, YU provides services to nearly 2,000 youth and places 200 of its participants in jobs.

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