We’re thrilled to announce our 4th annual ROOT event—celebrating Lincoln’s 135th Anniversary—and invite you to join the fun on Friday, April 27, 2018!
This year we celebrate our past, present, and future. We honor those who founded Lincoln in 1883. We recognize our passionate and talented staff, relentlessly committed to the delivery of innovative services impacting the lives of kids and families everyday. We invite you to be part of our future. Come celebrate with us and join other community members investing in Lincoln’s work to interrupt cycles of poverty, trauma, and inequity.
Join Lincoln for an exciting event with Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, award winning author, and writer of Marvel’s The Black Panther comic book. Ta-Nehisi Coates will open the event by reading from his book, Eight Years in Power, followed by a moderated conversation with Dr. Macheo Payne, Q&A with audience, then a film screening of Marvel Studios' Black Panther.
Come join us at a special community meeting at the East Bay Community Foundation to learn about ways to support youth leaving the juvenile justice system.
In the summer of 2016, Camp Sweeney Freedom Schools partnered with CA State Assemblyman Tony Thurmond to engage the young men residing at the juvenile detention camp in leadership development activities to identify ways to improve re-entry services for youth coming out of the juvenile justice system.
Evolving brain science has taught us much about the impact of trauma on developing brains. As a foster parent and as President & CEO of Lincoln, Christine Stoner-Mertz brings a deep understanding of the many ways trauma associated with poverty, community violence and mental health challenges impact children’s growth and development.
Thank you to all those who made it out to ROOT16 ON Friday, May 6th! We raised a record-breaking $190,000! Your support allows us to continue the work we LOVE doing strengthening families and changing lives in our community. We are so grateful.
See photos from the evening HERE.
Join us at this free event focusing on Kinship families. Spend the day with other relative caregivers and enjoy free workshops for caregivers and teenagers. We also offer free childcare for 0-5 year olds and fun activities for youth ages 6-12. Delicious complimentary lunch and snacks for all. Resources, advocacy and information, networking opportunities - and much more!
Enjoy the first days of spring by coming out to a happy hour benefiting Lincoln's Oakland Freedom Schools (OFS). Mingle with a network of education, social justice, and business professionals interested in exchanging ideas on how to take positive strides in Oakland's education initiatives!