The Movement Technology Fellows completed the first year of the program with a Graduation and Presentation ceremony on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Fellows started the program in April and working in collaboration with each other, their mentors, and counterparts at their home organizations, learned a series of new technical skills and developed organization specific tech solutions.

Lulu and Luri, fellows from our partner organization Mujeres Unidas y Activas, presented on their custom-created application to make processes more efficient, to record new members quickly, and to be able to report to funders, and keep their data organized and digitized.

Fellows from CURYJ (Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice), Daniel and Ikon, presented on a series of projects they designed, developed, and implemented over the course of the last 8 months at the Fellowship.

Oakland Rising’s fellow, Nemo, presented on his project which digitalized the information intake process for our field fundraising program. The tools he created not only made our systems more efficient, but is saving a significant amount of money in the process.

The Fellows were recognized by their mentors, Devlabs Co-Director, Oakland Rising Executive Director, colleagues, friends, and family as having completed a very significant skill building program, having designed and developed game-changing projects, and empowered them on their next phase of becoming tech leaders at their home organizations.

Congratulations to our 2018 Tech Fellows!




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Every year, we release a Vision, Issues, and Policy Platform (VIPP) which outlines the annual policies that we and our eight partner organizations prioritize in order to advance racial, economic, and environmental justice in the Town. Our collaborative’s agenda encompasses a range of critical initiatives, from expanding affordable housing to creating a more equitable democracy through campaign finance reforms. These priorities are designed to provide vital protections and innovative solutions for the most vulnerable members of our community. As we continue our efforts to promote these policies, we hold conversations with thousands of voters, lead and co-host impactful town hall meetings, educate and mobilize residents and voters, and undertake various other initiatives.

To gain a deeper understanding of our commitment to resist, protect, and advance in this political moment, we invite you to explore our 2023 Vision, Issues, and Policy Platform. Together, we are making strides towards a more equitable and just Oakland, and we remain steadfast in our pursuit of change, one vote, one meeting, one march at a time.

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