Love in Action!
Saturday, December 14th @ McClymonds High School 2607 Myrtle Street, Oakland CA
General Admission Tickets at the Door $3-$20 sliding scale, kids 5 and under FREE(no one turned away for lack of funds)
Don’t miss a holiday favorite – Destiny’s annual winter celebration recital featuring dynamic dance, theater and martial arts performances by students, ages 3-18, from both main site and artist-in-schools programs.
Destiny Service Day
Saturday, November 9th
11 am to 1pm
Our block is frequently the site of illegal dumping, graffiti and other challenges to providing a safe and healthy center for everyone. We’ve partnered with the Conservation Corps, City Councilmember Dan Kalb’s office and community leaders to host our very first community service day.
We will focus on the perimeter of our building on Grace Avenue and Stanford Ave between Los Angeles and Lowell St. We will paint out graffiti, pick and pull weeds and trash, and get to know our community in service to our neighborhood.
Supplies will be provided by the City’s Adopt A Street program, but if you have a favorite task or tool, bring it with you, stuff like work gloves and clothes you aren’t too careful about. We’ll split up into teams and start working to beautify our block.
Youth Service Days
Monthly Starting in December
Coming in the next few months, we will be re-landscaping the entire perimeter of our building to 1) abate graffiti, 2) deter illegal dumping, 3) provide a beautiful space for our community and 4) build community by working alongside each other. This project is the first of our youth leadership development program kicking off in December. If you know of a young person between the ages of 12-18 that’s interested in learning how to build sustainable communities by working with professionals and community leaders, this is the program! Contact Cristy Johnston Limon (510) 597-1619 x103 to learn more about the program and to reserve a spot. We will have a limited number of slots (8-10) as this is an intensive training program that will cover a range of community development strategies such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Urban Planning, Community Development principles and so forth. The ultimate goal of this program is to cultivate a strong, capable group of youth leaders that can replicate this work in any community they wish. They will learn project planning and management, volunteer recruitment and management and more practical and career readiness skills like team building, collaboration, and more.
Destiny Block Party!
Saturday, October 19th,
Destiny Arts Center, Oakland
Thanks for joining us for our grand opening block party. And a big thank you to our fabulous Destiny instructors, Rashidi Omari, Alonzo Young, Salim Rollins of Capoeira Angola Center Oakland, Mika Lemoine and Jenay Anolin of Mix’d Ingrdnts, and our new partner King Theo of Sambafunk. A big thank you to DJ Oaces for DJ’ing the party, the Lowell St. Corridor neighbors and Phat beets for sponsoring the pumpkin carving station. Our homecoming was a blast, thank you for welcoming us home!