Oakland Discovery Centers
The Oakland Discovery Centers provide science programs out of two dedicated sites, serving primarily low-income children under-represented in the sciences. One is a City-owned building in a City Park. The other is in dedicated program space at a public housing development which the Oakland Housing Authority donates.
The Oakland Discovery Centers currently have six staff members and offer programming four hours per day, five days per week. The science workshop is offered during all of their operating hours. The sites also provide some science workshop sessions at several recreation centers and after-school programs.
The Discovery Centers receive 33% of their funding from the City of Oakland’s Office of Parks & Recreation and 63% from grants. The remaining 4% is from community donations. The Oakland Discovery Centers are supported by a small community advisory board made up of parents, community members, and skilled professionals. The Oakland Discovery Centers have been operating for 15 years and have established a strong community of youth, families, and workshop allies.
2521 High Street
contact: (510) 535-5657
For more information, please see ODC’s website.