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Founded in 2001 with nine West Oakland community-based organizations, and support from The San Francisco Foundation, and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, the West Oakland Community Collaborative (WOCC) brings together community-based and faith-based organizations, schools, and businesses serving West Oakland to address a wide range of issues from homelessness, housing insecurity, affordable housing, employment, entrepreneurship, food security, and  health care to education, economic self-sufficiency, youth & family services, and safety. 


Today, the WOCC Is a vibrant group of over 40 organizations committed to serving the needs of West Oakland residents.


The WOCC is fiscally sponsored project of the Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, Inc. 

The mission of the WOCC is "to enhance, expand, unite, and build the capacity of West Oakland community-based organizations and community members to improve and protect the quality of life, positive living conditions and social, cultural, and economic viability of all West Oakland residents through advocacy, community action, community empowerment, and being a voice for the people." 
Focus Areas



WOCC's focus areas include: 


  • Housing Insecurity

  • Food Insecurity

  • Youth and Family Services

  • Early Childhood Development

  • Community Advocacy

  • Economic Self-Sufficiency


2021 Upcoming WOCC Happenings 

WOCC Meetings

  • September 8, 2021, 10:00am-11:30am - West Oakland Community Collaborative Meeting, Zoom

  • October 13, 2021, 10:00am-11:30am - West Oakland Community Collaborative Meeting, Zoom

  • November 10,  2021, 10:00am-11:30am - West Oakland Community Collaborative Meeting, Zoom

  • December 8, 2021, 10:00am-11:30am, West Oakland Community Collaborative Meeting, Zoom 


** Please contact Malkia@prescottjoseph.org for Zoom information