Board of Directors
David P. Johnson (Chairman) - CEO
San Leandro Chamber of Commerce
Member Alameda County Workforce Investment Board
Venita Jones, R.N., M.A. (Secretary)
Vice President - Alameda County Public Health Association, now retired
Laura Baxter (Member)
Oakland Unified School DIstrict Teacher/ Administrator, now retired
Sandra Sanders-West (Member)
Oakland Police Department Neighborhood Services
Elder Matthew A. Graves, Jr.
I would like to thank you for visiting our website. The Scotlan Center is dedicated to providing services to the City of Oakland with our focus in the West Oakland Community. The economic realities of the present have impacted our agency and services. The community need has more than tripled while our funding has been decrease almost in half. We shall continue to provide services with a renewed focus toward job placement and family services. Funding from our state and local governments have been reduced as deficits have grown. We need your help and continued support to continue the long history of services and community support that the Scotlan Center has provided for over 35 years.
We must improve on our successes and continue to innovate and stay current with industry and employer requirements. To that end we have launched our Renewable Energy Career Exploration workshops.
The workshops were a collaboration of the Scotlan Center , the Oakland Private Industry Council and the BACM Digital Arts & Media Center to introduce in-school and out of school young adults to solar and renewable energy by building model solar robots and model solar houses. The workshops were energetic and enlightening for the participants who expressed a great interest in continuing the career exploration.
Here are a few photos of our workshop participants!
Scotlan Center has also partnered with the EmpowerNet California, a social venture of the Stride Center of Oaklnd to launch A+ computer repair certification training and testing as an ongoing service, training and job placement opportunity. Our program will launch in mid April.
to right - (Rear) – Glen Cantrell, Joe McKinley, Rev. Samuel Byrd, Benjamin
Wade, Jennifer Riggs, and Barry Hathaway. Front: Alice T. Chan, Sharon Ramos,
Francisco Torres, Trinidad Reyes, Erika Worthington, Rev. Matthew Graves,
Blanca Delgado, Gerardo Huicochea and Karen Wade.
California, a social venture of The Stride Center based in Oakland California,
has launched their charter Training Academy. The Academy will help
organizations deliver technical workforce training to under served communities
across California. The EmpowerNet California team, led by CEO Joe McKinley,
conducted three day training session on January 25 to six non-profit
The Training Academy, organizations learned how to start a new A+ computer
training program. Groups learned of budgets, best practices, organizational
philosophy, workforce development and income generation strategies for job
placement for the program graduates.
EmpowerNet California assisted several groups including:: Alameda County Youth
Development, Inc. in Oakland, Communities Rising Up in Stockton, All Peoples
Christian Center, Southeast Community Development Corporation, and Foundations
for Successful Solutions in Los Angeles. Other organizations seeking technology
training can enroll in the April 2011 Training Academy by visiting
Alameda County Youth Development/George P. Scotlan Youth and Family Center will continue its dedication to the Oakland and Alameda County community. We need your help and participation through contributions and volunteers.
Please contact us at:
Alameda County Youth Development, Inc.
1651 Adeline Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Officce: 510.832.4544 / Fax: 832.3521
Matthew A. Graves, Jr.