In effort to support youth in the Oakland and Alameda County communities, the AEG Oakland Community Foundation was established in 2012 by AEG Oakland. Each year, the foundation hosts multiple events across the Oakland and Alameda County, benefiting local youth and their families. 

 

Our Mission

The AEG Oakland Community Foundation develops strategic relationships that positively impact families and engage young people in meaningful activities which build character, promote greatness, and reinforce the importance of giving back.

From our consistent work with diverse, local and small businesses to partnerships with business associations throughout the county, we share a deep commitment to support the local economy to promote a vibrant community.

 

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You can make a difference in the lives of local youth and their families by donating to support youth programming within the community. 

 

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Back- to- School Shoe Giveaway

Each September, we celebrate the new academic school year in a safe, family friendly environment filled with community and health resources for all attendees. First African Methodist Episcopal Church launched the Annual Shoe Giveaway in 1996. Seventeen years later, the event moved to Oakland Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Since joining efforts, over 13,400 free new pairs of shoes have been distributed to K through 12th grade students across Alameda County. 70% of the families that receive shoes have annual incomes below $25,000.

College Scholarships

Each year college-bound students from all over Oakland and Alameda County compete in AEG Oakland’s scholarship program, with three promising students winning an annual $10,000 scholarship. Provided they maintain GPA requirements, these students were eligible to renew their scholarships each year, totaling $40,000 over their college careers.

College Prep Financial Aid Workshop

AEG Oakland Community Foundation and East Bay Consortium hosted a free workshop at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for all Alameda County Residents to learn and apply for FAFSA and CADAA.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat

For our AEG Oakland Community Foundation’s 8th annual Halloween event, 170 students from Alameda County School District were invited for a safe trick-or-treating experience on the Oakland Arena event floor. The students enjoyed a trick-or-treat lane where our staff passed out candy and had activities like face painting and balloon making. 

Job Shadowing Program

The Job Shadowing Program was established as a partnership that brings educators, industry, and community partners together to create a supplemental education opportunity for high school students. Youth participants gain valuable experience and insight into the world of work through direct observation, hands-on activities, and close engagement with team members. The program not only inspires young people but also provides the youth of our communities with work readiness skills.

Read Across America 2022

ASM Oakland promotes literacy by selecting a school to donate over 300 new books to their library. Many of these libraries cannot afford new books due to budget challenges. We work with the principal and teachers to identify specific books to purchase for students from kindergarten up to sixth grade. ASM Oakland employees join the event and read aloud to students, often sharing their educational journey. Students then select a free book to take home.

Seats for Safety

California law requires children of a certain age and weight to ride in a booster seat. Unfortunately, too many parents are unable to afford one. That’s why we partnered with Safe Kids Alameda County Coalition and AAA to provide free new low and high-back booster seats. Installed by certified technicians, families can transport their children knowing they are safe.

Read Across America 2023

This year, the AEG Oakland Community Foundation partnered with Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary here in Oakland for Read Across America where over 900+ brand new educational books were donated to the students. ASM Global Oakland staff were able to join the event, passed out books to the students, shared their educational journey, and celebrated the importance of literacy.

Food Bank Volunteer Event 2023

ASM Global Oakland staff volunteered at the Alameda County Food Bank and had the opportunity to work in their warehouse sorting and packing farm fresh produce and dry goods for those in the Alameda County community struggling with hunger.

4th of July Essay Contest

This year, the AEG Community Foundation reestablished the 4th of July Essay Contest where students from Lincoln Elementary and Encompass Academy wrote a 500 word essay about what freedom means in honor of Independence Day. Essay recipients were rewarded with tickets to enjoy an  Oakland A’s baseball game with lunch provided and a photo with Stomper!

Learn more about the AEG Oakland Community Foundation: 2023 Annual Report

 

Past Annual Report