“We are helping each other by what we do. Through connecting with the  team  I got housing, I got glasses, I got a job. It works!” - Pamela

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Thanks to the City of Oakland’s Human Service Department and the support of private donors, Downtown Streets Team Oakland in action across multiple communities.


  • Lake Merritt Beautification

  • Downtown Oakland Beautification in partnership with St. Vincent De Paul of Alameda County

  • East Oakland Beautification (Location TBD)

Streets Team Enterprises

Downtown Streets Team Oakland is proud to announce our Streets Team Enterprises (STE) program Team Work Oakland! Team Work Oakland provides individuals with the opportunity to receive on-the-job paid training at two partnering sites, Bay Area Community Resources (BACS) or Block by Block (BBB).

At BACS, individuals perform the role of Peer Counselor and use their experiences to help others overcome challenges in their lives. At BBB, individuals preform the role of Street Maintenance and Hospitality, supporting clean and friendly streets in Oakland.

To learn more about Team Work Oakland, contact Shara Baxter at Shara@streetsteam.org


  • Director of the East Bay - Julia Lang

  • Project Manager - Ricky Ramos

  • Lead Employment Specialist - Shara Baxter, M.R.C., CRC

  • Case Manager - Lucy Morales

  • Community Outreach Specialist - Resheemah White


For partnership, volunteer opportunities, or media inquiries, contact Ricky@streetsteam.org or (510) 295-5076

Downtown Streets Team is a volunteer work-experience program for people impacted by homelessness. In exchange for beautifying the community, Team Members receive case management and employment services support as well as a basic needs stipend. DST helps Team Members move out of survival mode and into achieving goals, propelling them to a higher quality of life.

Follow our Team Members stories at:

Oakland Downtown Streets Team - https://www.faceboook.com/DSTOakland

@dst_oakland - https://www.instagram.com/dst_oakland/

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