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2325 E. 12th Street, Oakland, CA

THE CARE COMMUNITY CENTER INITIATIVE is a unique 30,000 sq. ft. facility serving multiple generations and cultures. It is designed to provide a wide range of innovative community programs for East Bay families, elders and youth who need extra support, so please consider a bit of extra


We are short $48,100 as of June 10, 2017. Please consider ANY amount from $3 to $20,000, or more!Your contribution will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $300,000 by a local foundation...This $15.1M project can break ground in July 2017 with your help!
PLEASE go to the DONATE button above or send a check payable to LFCD and mail to:
CARE Project c/o LFCD 1551 23rd Ave, Oakland, CA 94606. LFCD’s tax ID # is 94-3115164.

 Thank You for Joining Lao Family!

More on The CARE Community Center: CARE is a multi-layered philanthropic effort jointly sponsored by CARE Community, Inc. and Lao Family Community Development, Inc. (LFCD). Both nonprofits are based in Oakland. LFCD has been serving the East Bay community for more than 37 years.  Each year its five core programs positively impact the lives of nearly 15,000 Northern California families.

CARE aims to inspire innovation and placed based physical problem-solving solutions for the neighborhood in this part of East Oakland. Social and economic challenges such as homelessness, blighted properties, crime, multi-generational poverty, and inadequate access to good public schools, training, job opportunities and recreational facilities for residents strike at the heart of equal prosperity in Oakland and the East Bay. CARE aims to impact 10,000 families’ lives annually.

THE CARE COMMUNITY CENTER INITIATIVE targets four service areas designed to support individual and community success: CULINARY, ARTS, RECREATION, EDUCATION.

CARE Center features: 

  • a senior activity and counseling center particularly targeting survivors of crime/war/displacement
  • a therapeutic community garden and outdoor gathering space for youth and families  
  • employment training, placement for seniors/adults/youth/those with disabilities/new refugees
  • a teaching culinary commercial kitchen and job training café, including food trucks
  • a business incubator, co-working, and office suites for nonprofits and small businesses
  • programs and services involving the arts and a variety of educational/employment programs
  • sports, recreation, art gallery, event space, and bike/car share programs

Please join us and other donors as a change-agent individual or business to create the deep impact necessary to make this into a model flagship project.

Thank you…  

Major contibutors include: 

  • State of CA awarded $3.7M Prop 84 Grant
  • Federal Office of Community Service awarded a $686,000 job creation grant
  • CHASE committed $14.5M New Market Tax Credit
  • CA AStatewide Community Development in Walnut Creek allocate $14.5 in tax credits
  • Clearinghouse CDFI in Oakland committed $5.2M in a leverage plan
  • Senior Assistance Foundation East Bay committed a $500,000 gift ($300,000 requires $ for $ match)
  • The City of Oakland and Alameda Co. Environmental Health Dept. issued construction permits
  • Oliver&Co is our general contractor and JRDV Int'l is our architect 

Welcome to Lao Family!

Each year we deliver asset development, financial education, employment services, and family support to over 15,000 immigrants, refugees, asylees, and low-income U.S. nationals in over 20 languages.


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