Over one year of work has been completed on the T2 - Trauma Transformed Initiative to transform a fragmented 7 Bay Area county system of care into a coordinated, trauma-informed system. Review the accomplishments in an easy to read Progress Report at www.ebac.org/T2ProgressReport
Review the highlights of EBAC’s achievements during the 2015-2016 School Year at www.ebac.org/Highlights
Great News! EBAC has earned accreditation from CARF International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services organizations. From CARF, “This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served."
Accreditation signifies that EBAC has met annual conformance requirements for quality standards that enhance the lives of persons served. EBAC received accreditation for Counseling/Outpatient (Children and Adolescents) and Governance. This accreditation is valid through November 30, 2018.
Review the achievements and financials for EBAC’s Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2015 at www.ebac.org/annualreport
EBAC has completed and released it new Strategic Plan for 2015 – 2017.
EBAC has again been named one of the 2015 Top 100 places to work by the Bay Area News Group. Top work places were determined solely by employee feedback from an organization wide survey. EBAC also earned this designation in 2012 and 2014. We are very honored to have been selected and continue working to maintain a supportive and collaborative place for our staff to fulfill their professional goals while helping vulnerable children and families.
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Kids 4 Peace: Peace Revolution
EBAC’s Sequoia Healthy Start Program and its leadership class of 4th and 5th grade students led a Peace March in Downtown Oakland on June 4th, 2014 to promote peace and ending negativity in their community. After addressing concerns they had about the violence within their school environment in Oakland, the students formed a group called ‘The Kids 4 Peace: Peace Revolution Project’ and decided to take back their community and attack violence. The students marched down the streets of Oakland concluding in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza where they rallied and gave written speeches and performances to help encourage members of the community to join them in the peace revolution. Oakland’s District 4 Councilmember Libby Schaaf greeted the students in front of City Hall and thanked them for their courage, leadership and commitment to help end violence. The event was funded by a grant received by Be the Change Consulting. See photos below!
New Executive Director Named
The East Bay Agency for Children Board of Directors has named Josh Leonard as the agency’s new Executive Director.
Read a message from Josh Leonard, new EBAC Executive Director.
Learn about and better understand the issues currently facing today's children and families and how East Bay Agency for Children uplifts our most precious and vulnerable children. Read Child Watch.
Newsletters and Insider's Reports
We invite you to take a few minutes to look through our recent newsletters for moving examples of how EBAC’s programs are improving the lives of children throughout our community. 60th Anniversary Report or Insider's Report - Summer 2014.
EBAC Receives Covered California Award
East Bay Agency for Children is proud to be one of the first recipients of Covered California’s Outreach and Education grants. East Bay Agency for Children received $425,000 as 1 of 48 organizations statewide and 1 of 7 serving Alameda County to provide outreach and education for the new California Health Benefit Exchange created as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Work based on this 18 month contract begins in July 2013 and is intended to identify persons eligible for subsidized coverage who will subsequently be enrolled through the Assisters Program, part 2 of Covered California’s strategy to bring healthcare to the uninsured. Read More
Golden State Warriors and Kaiser host Hoops & Health Clinic
The Warriors and Kaiser Permanente hosted their annual Get Fit Hoops and Health clinic for 60 children at the Warriors practice facility in conjunction with NBA FIT Live Healthy Week. Children from East Bay Agency for Children and the Boy & Girls Club of Oakland participated in the event. The excitement was clear on all. As they entered into the gym, and the children received a Get Fit Time-Out t-shirt. Warriors Youth Camps Director Jeff Addiego welcomed everyone and explained to the youth that they were going to have the pleasure of participating in a special basketball clinic, focused around the importance of both health and fitness. He then introduced Warriors Forward Harrison Barnes, who is a member of the 2012-2013 NBA FIT team. After stretching, the “hoops” portion began with several basketball drills, which included ball handling, shooting and intensive defensive drills. Harrison lent a helping hand throughout the entire clinic and provided pointers to the children, in order to help them improve on their fundamentals.
Following a brief water break, the children sat down for the “health” portion of the event with Kaiser Permanente Physician, Dr. Venkateshwar Kapur. He spoke to the children about healthy foods and having a balanced diet. He explained to them the importance of water breaks and staying hydrated before, during and after physical activities. He then challenged and encouraged the students to eat more fruits and vegetables with every meal. Harrison also shared his healthy diet, as well as his daily exercise routines to stay in shape. Dr. Kapur and Harrison then posed questions to the kids and handed out autographed Warriors prizes for those who answered correctly. Upon the conclusion of the event, each participant received a Warriors Get Fit drawstring gift bag that included items that help promote staying fit. Overall, the event turned out to be a great experience for all the students as they left with a new found focus on eating healthier and exercising regularly in order to live a healthier life.
New online EBAC Gift Center!
Check out EBAC's new online Gift Center where you can reserve a special gift for you or someone special. We are increasing our efforts to become more visible throughout the community and we need your help! Visit the Gift Center and make a donation today to support our mission and select a special EBAC themed thank-you gift. Choose from stylish jackets, hats, travel mugs, greeting cards and much more!
Click Here to visit the new EBAC Gift Center
Past News and Events
EBAC Clinician Speaks out on KQED Radio
Hear from one of East Bay Agency for Children's mental health clinicians about the impact that continued exposure to violence has on children. Click here
Wood Tavern raises funds to benifit EBAC Programs
EBAC Sparkles in Celebration
East Bay Agency for Children celebrated its Diamond Jubilee Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 27, 2012. The sold out Masquerade Ball, chaired by Marilyn Weber, and held at the historic Albert Farr estate in the center of Piedmont known as Grey Gables was a huge success. The diamond theme aptly showcased the 60 years EBAC has been serving children and families in the East Bay, and exemplifies the idea that beautiful gems are created in the most difficult environments, furthering EBAC'S goal to create brilliance and light where there is despair in children's lives.
Guests were greeted with Valet parking at the dazzling ornamental gate, taking steps up to the front veranda and entry foyer overlooking a glorious sunset. Delicately created passed hors d'oeurves, hosted bar and wine donated from the Keenan winery were served in the home and garden area. In the library, Giants fans were able to check in on the 3rd game of the World Series, as everyone mingled with friends and made new ones. The generous hosts, Diane and Neil Goodhue were on hand to share the history of the home and celebrate EBAC's diamond jubilee. Opportunities to sign up for themed parties such as 'Midnight in Memphis' with local rock and roll talent, 'Kentucky Derby', 'Beer Bourbon and Barbecue' and 'Midnight in Paris', were offered as a fun way to keep supporting EBAC's programs throughout the year.
By the gardens, fountain and pergola, a tented structure was constructed on the tennis court glimmering with light and elegant place settings for a delicious seated dinner catered by Barbara Llewellyn. After dinner, Brian Copeland had the guests laughing and clapping as he dealt out hilarious observations of life, society and politics. The Live Auction, sponsored by Clars Auction Gallery and conducted by Clars President Redge Martin, had items such as dinner with the Oakland Fire Department, Villas in France and Mexico, a stay in an apartment on West 57th Street in New York and Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco were a hit and sold quickly. Topping off the evening was a very crowded dance floor with music from Sound Explosion that kept dancers on their feet until midnight.
The event could not have happened without the generous support of this year’s donors, Wells Fargo at the Gold Level, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the Grubb Co., Keenan Winery at the Silver level and Berkeley Orthodontics, M.B. Jessee Painting, Pacific Union at the Bronze level.
60th Anniversary Party a Smashing Success!
Saturday, May 19th, 2012, East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC) celebrated their 60th year of service to the community by holding a "Road to the Future" fundraiser at Uptown Body & Fender in Oakland's emerging Art District. The evening kicked off with an exclusive V.I.P. reception held across the street at Warehouse 416 Art Gallery where EBAC honored The Hughes Family, Former Board Members Marlis Branaka and David LaPiana and long time community supporter Kaiser Permanente. Guests then joined the 60th Anniversary party at Uptown Body & Fender and were taken away by the 1950's decor, poodle skirts, retro food and drinks, and festive atmosphere. Thanks to all of our longtime supporters, new and old friends, family, volunteers and staff, East Bay Agency for Children can continue to empower children and families in need.