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Apple’s iPads Open Up New Worlds For Oakland Youth

On a sunny morning, kids bounce in their chairs and rock their heads rhythmically to infectious beats their classmates are mixing on GarageBand software.
"Give her a thumbs up for her beat," exhorts instructor Jeffrei Pettaway ..



Ayesha Curry’s Visits The EOYDC

As a Food Network host and cookbook author, Ayesha Curry knows food. But as a mother of two daughters, she also understands its connection to growing up strong: good food is literally the foundation for growth ..



Bay Area’s Favorite Charity 2016

7x7 readers have spoken, and they voted the EOYDC all the way to the top of favorite charities in the Bay Area!

Here are some photos from the awards celebration with our friends from PG& ..



Anana Scott is honored as a Warriors Glad to Give Hero!

Glad to Give Honoree: Anana Scott
Adult Education and Career Coach, East Oakland Youth Development Center
Anana’s Glad to Give Statement
I'm #GladToGive hope to those we tag as the underdog to remind them ..