The Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement offers coordinated programs for community members of all ages. Services are offered in English and Spanish.
Northern California Breathmobile
Currently, the Northern California Breathmobile® serves over 17 sites located in 9 cities residing in 3 Bay Area Counties. Our vision is to develop a fleet of Breathmobiles® maintaining scheduled visits to Bay Area schools in Alameda County, Contra Costa County and San Francisco County. They include: Alameda County West Oakland (Oakland Unified School District) San Leandro (San Leandro Unified School District) Emeryville (Emery Unified School District) Berkeley (Berkeley Unified School District) San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo Unified School District) Alameda West Contra Costa County West Contra Costa Unified School District and East Contra Contra (Pittsburg Unified School District)
Keeping kids in the classroom and out of the emergency room!
Father Charles D. Burns, SVD Pre-Preschool
PJC offers a drop-in parent and child program for children 3 months to 4 years of age every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00am-12:00pm. The program is play-based for children with their parent/guardian, in an environment where parents and children learn and grow together every day. Parents get involved with their children’s education. Children develop cognitive, social, emotional, fine and gross motor skills, and social skills through rich child-centered, play-based activities. Parents learn about and observe their child’s development in a supportive community of other West Oakland families with young children. Parents bond with their children through play, enhance their understanding of child development, and have access to critical tools and resources for their families.
West Oakland Food Pantry
In our daily work with families in need in West Oakland, we at Prescott-Joseph had become increasingly aware of the tremendous need for a food pantry in the Lower Bottom of West Oakland. To better serve West Oakland’s approximately 24,000 residents who live below the federal poverty line, each month PJCCE will give support to families who are in need of emergency food and other essential supplies.
Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP)
The SYEP is a 6-week summer athletic, arts, and academic enrichment program for elementary and middle school age youth (ages 5-13). SYEP provides no cost basketball and soccer camps, performing arts camp, and academic enrichment. The camps are held mid-July to mid-August.
Call (510) 835-8683 for more information
After School Program
To assist in the improvement of literacy and mathematics skills, PJC implements the ‘Let’s Go Learn’ computer program during the summer months as well as our after-school program. The ‘Let's GO Learn’ computer program is available to support youth in continuing to foster literacy and strengthen mathematics skills. Homework assistance will also be provided.
To register, please call (510) 835-8683. *Space is limited.
West Oakland Seals Team
This is a 10-week youth soccer team varying from ages 6-14. They are categorized in 2-3 teams: Under 12, Under 10 and Under 8. The teams play recreational division of Jack London Youth soccer league, Saturday's and some Sunday's at fields in Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda. West Oakland residents are encouraged to apply!
Senior Lunch & BINGO!
On the last Wednesday of each month, we offer a free hot lunch for West Oakland seniors and 10 games of Bingo. Seniors socialize and connect with friends each month. Birthdays and other special occasions are celebrated together.
West Oakland Community Collaborative
Founded in 2001 with nine West Oakland community-based organizations, and support from The San Francisco Foundation, the West Oakland Community Collaborative (WOCC) brings together community-based and faith-based organizations, and schools serving West Oakland. Members address a wide range of issues from education and substance abuse to job training and economic development. All WOCC members are committed to working together to build the capacity of the local nonprofit organizations and to serve the needs of West Oakland residents. Today, the WOCC Is a vibrant group of organizations committed to serving the needs of West Oakland residents. The WOCC meets on the 2nd Wednesday at 10am at Lincoln.