Downtown TAY

Downtown TAY

Downtown TAY provides culturally responsive and trauma- informed programs, workshops, and outings to Transitional Age Youth of the African Diaspora in Alameda County between the ages of 16 – 25. Our mission is to empower our young adult community by connecting them to their culture, inspiring hope, promoting critical thinking and cultivating creativity while supporting their overall health and wellness.

Downtown TAY serves as a Resource Center to support African-American Transitional Aged Youth, to connect to needed resources that include housing, employment, health care, educational development, mental health and wellness. Through a wealth of peer led and intergenerational programs, Downtown TAY works to educate, elevate and inspire Transitional Age Youth (16-25).

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TAY Voices
Free TAY Fridays

Downtown TAY has got your back.

Downtown TAY is dedicated to giving Alameda youth the fighting chance to navigate adulthood. We focus on self sufficiency, and self sustainability. We help with identifying and navigating resources that Transitional aged youth need.

Fresh TAY Fridays

Every Friday at Downtown TAY (HHREC 1905 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94612)
Fresh TAY Friday is our weekly, in house, Friday give aways. We open as a safe space for youth to unwind, commune, and to grab immediately needed materials. We provide hot meals, hygiene packs, snack, and resources for parents such as diapers and wipes. We are also host free movies once a month.

Free Givaways to Local Transitional Age Youth Include

  • Food

  • Parent Packs (Diapers, Wipes, Ointment)

  • Hygiene Packs

  • Swag

  • Music

  • Movies

  • Creativity Classes

  • Support!

Want more? Tell us what you need.
Fresh Tay Fridays
Free TAY Friday
Fresh Tay Fridays

Downtown TAY is Peer Support

Sista 2 Sista

Sista 2 Sista

Peer Support Group and Healing Circle

2nd and 4th Thurday of each month at 5:30pm
Downtown TAY (HHREC 1905 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94612)

Sista 2 Sista empowers the futures and lives of young women ages 16-25 with the bonds of sisterhood, honesty, and self determination. View details.

Just some of what we offer for you:

  • Stipend Positions (must apply)

  • Free TAY Friday Giveaways

  • Job Readiness Training

  • Application Assistance

  • Career Building

  • Learning to be a Leader

  • Peer Support

  • Health and Wellness

  • Money Management

Apply to Join Sista 2 Sista!
Brother 4 Brother

Brother 4 Brother

Men Uplifting Men to be Better Men

Need Meeting Dates and Times if available
Downtown TAY (HHREC 1905 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94612)

Brother 4 Brother empowers the futures and lives of young men ages 16-25 with the bonds of brotherhood, honesty, and self determination. View details.

Just some of what we offer for you:

  • Stipend Positions (must apply)

  • Free TAY Friday Giveaways

  • Job Readiness Training

  • Application Assistance

  • Career Building

  • Learning to be a Leader

  • Peer Support

  • Health and Wellness

  • Money Management

Apply to Join Brother 4 Brother!

Downtown TAY Builds Leaders

Downtown TAY Internship Flyer

Virtual TAY Internship

Internship is a six week program that introduces youth to a plethora of different engaging activities that overall help with their well-being. During this time, students participate in health, finance, art, and nutrition. We also provide a stipend for complete if the internship. The entire experience is virtual at this time.

Program Requirements

  • Live in Alameda County
  • Ability and Engagement
  • Ages 16 – 25

What We Offer

  • Recieve a $300 stipend for participating in four job readiness training online workhops!

  • Cultural community conversations led by Peer Mentor Groups: Sista 2 Sista / Brother 4 Brother

  • Life Wellness Activities

  • Cooking Classes

  • Yoga

To apply for an internship or for more information, please contact the Downtown TAY Program Manager.

Downtown TAY Community Advisory Board Invite

Community Advisory Board

Sign up and register for the Downtown TAY Community Advisory Board meeting.

  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Each participant will recieve a $25 gift card.
  • E-books will be provided

The Downtown TAY Community Advisory Board meets twice a month.

The Downtown TAY team is inviting YOU for 1 hour info session on Zoom!

Contact the Downtown TAY Program Manager.

Cristensen Sanders

Christensen Sanders, BS, Program Manager of Downtown TAY

csanders.hhrec@gmail.com

Christensen graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Events and Tourism. While obtaining his degree, Christensen grew his passion for activism for under-represented communities by participating in Black Leaders on Campus, Community Action Volunteers in Education (C.A.V.E), and the yearly St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital fundraiser. As a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Christensen continued his commitment to brotherhood and social justice for his community.

Christensen has dedicated over 10 plus years of service to underprivileged communities throughout California. His love for event planning, youth mentorship, and community advocacy has led him to working in the nonprofit sector. As the TAY Program Manager, he is deeply driven to being a bridge builder for Oakland’s youth, who are under-resourced for positive growth and development.

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