The East Oakland Collective (EOC) is a member-based community organizing group invested in serving the communities of deep East Oakland by working towards racial and economic equity. EOC focuses on civic engagement and leadership, economic empowerment and advocacy, organizing, policy and housing justice for some of Oakland’s most vulnerable populations—Black residents and our unhoused neighbors.
We recognize the impact of basic needs on community health, wellness and safety. EOC works to serve our 100 plus members and the greater East Oakland community—particularly Black, POC, and low-income residents—through resource distribution programs, transportation and neighborhood planning, advocacy and awareness, cultivating new leadership and with the first culturally relevant community lending circle in East Oakland. All of these programs are designed to improve the socio-economic health and wellness of the community and protect those we serve from further displacement, gentrification, and disenfranchisement.