The Oakstop Effect increases economic mobility for
communities of color by increasing their social capital.
Place Powers People
The Oakstop Effect harnesses network effects within Oakstop’s placed-based ecosystem to catalyze economic mobility for communities of color.
Redefining work and the workplace to foster an environment where meaningful jobs are created to build skills, build power, and build wealth for workers in local communities.
Values Aligned Work
Living Wages & Benefits
Preserving Oakland’s thriving local culture by producing arts programming for local communities and providing professional development for local artists that increases opportunities for stable long term careers in the arts and creative industries.
Equity for Entrepreneurs
Instilling entrepreneurs with competence and confidence provides them with the tools and drive they need to be resilient as community leaders. Providing entrepreneurs with a community provides the solidarity to cultivate a healthy Black economic ecosystem that increases Black economic participation.