Lake Merritt Area

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We're thrilled to announce that we've expanded to Oakland.

Our Oakland partnerships are crucial to the success of our Team Members. These partnerships include:

  • Uptown Downtown Oakland

  • Oakland Public Works

  • Lava Mae

  • Housing Consortium of the East Bay (HCEB)

  • Oakland Private Industry Council (PIC)

  • Trust Clinic

Our team is outreaching to prospective Team Members, creating partnerships with neighborhood businesses and residents, and providing a net of resources and referrals. For more information about the Oakland Team, contact Zama Dlamini at Zama@streetsteam.org

Downtown Streets Team is a volunteer work-experience program. In exchange for beautifying your community, you receive gift cards to help with your basic needs and access to employment and case management services that support you in achieving your goals.


How Do I Join?

  1. Come to a Weekly Success Meeting and see if it’s a fit for you.
  2. Get on the waitlist by raising your hand at the beginning of the meeting.
  3. Come each week to our Weekly Success Meeting to keep your spot on the waitlist.
  4. When a spot opens, join the team!


Weekly Success Meeting:

268 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

Next door to St. Paul's Episcopal School

Every Thursday at 12:30pm sharp



For partnership, volunteer, or media inquiries, contact Zama@streetsteam.org and (510) 295-8120

Downtown Streets Team is a 501(c)3 Organization. Donations are tax deductible. EIN 20-5242330