This innovative project invites young ‘Writers’ to collaborate with a property owner to transform a tagged building into a work of art. The ‘i do it 4 oakland’ mural project reflects a ground breaking restorative justice model for Oakland’s new graffiti ordinance. This project incorporates young Oakland taggers and invites them to create a contemporary art piece […]
Archive | 2013
In June 2013, Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) successfully completed an anti-graffiti project that focused on a building that had been tagged for years. The building, located in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, was in an industrial area and could be seen by thousands of BART public transit riders, which made it an attractive target for graffiti. […]
Just finished cleaning up with the Visit Oakland Team, helping them promote their Adopt a Spot program as Oakland kicks off National Travel & Tourism Week!
During the month of April, the Bret Harte Leadership class sponsored a Litterati contest. Litterati was developed by local resident, Jeff Kirschner, as a visual way to photograph, report, and remove litter. More specifically, participants find a piece of litter, photograph it using Instagram, hashtag the photo “#litterati,” then throw the litter away. Since the […]
It was a beautiful day in East Oakland at Verdese Carter Park, with over 50 participants. Keep Oakland Beautiful was able to clean up the park, work on the community garden, and make the median in front of the park look beautiful. Youth of all ages helped out at the park–the youngest participants were 4 […]
Imagine if you gave a party and no one came. For us here at Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB), it’s not quite like that, butsometimes getting volunteers to help out for the clean, green, beautiful, and litter-free activities and events we head up is a challenge. Keep Oakland Beautiful’s mission is “…to create and sustain a […]
Saturday April 20 Verdese Carter Park Bancroft & 96th Ave in East Oakland Come out and join us for Earth Day! Give a hand with litter removal, trimming, and other beautification projects at the park and on the medians along Bancroft Blvd. Workday: 9am – 1pm Thank you’s and refreshments: 12pm – 1pm Come and […]