Private Industry Council

It is the mission of the Oakland Private Industry Council, Inc. to provide accessible, high-quality training and employment services to local residents and employers. They are a one-stop shop if you are looking for work, and also for business that are seeking new employees.

Learn more aboutOPICand how they are matching job seekers with businesses in the Bay Area

Family Planning

Family PACT provides free or low cost family planning services, including STD/HIV screening, pregnancy testing and counseling, and pap tests, to low-income women, men and teens.


Learn more about PACT services

Financial Aid for Black Students

Affordability is a concern for all college-bound students, especially African Americans. Fortunately a number of scholarships and financial aid opportunities are earmarked specifically for us. 

Click here to read more on what financial assistance is available for Black students

Workspace Health

WellSpace Health doctors provide health care in their community health centers. This includes inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment, and mental health counseling (including a 24 hour suicide-prevention line). Physicians and medical staff also offer pregnancy and midwife services.

Learn what type of services WellSpace Healthprovides and how to make an appointment for a specialist

HBCU 101

Considering an HBCU? From what to consider to applying to life at a Black College, this free fun guide will help you as you begin your HBCU journey.

Get the HBCU 101 guide here 



Mental Health Support 

Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. They offer prevention services, intervention for those at risk, as well as treatment. 

Learn more aboutMHA programs and services that help Americans fight thru mental illness

Wellspring Women's Center

A safe and enriching environment for children where they can engage in positive play and education. We focus on the individual needs of each child. Children build social, cognitive, and physical development to help prepare them for school.

Learn more about what free services Wellspring Women's Center offers to help families 


Steps to Launch Your Business in California

There are many important rules and procedures that must be addressed when starting your own business. Learn about the steps needed to start a business, as well as tax information, tips on understanding sole proprietorship vs. an Inc, and more. 

Learn more about how to start a business in Californiaand become an entrepreneur today 


Top Grants for Minority Business Owners 

Every year billions of dollars are awarded in the form of free money and other types of funding. Most people know this money exists, but just don’t know where to apply, how much they qualify for, or even where to get an application. 

Find out the top ten grants available to minority owned businesses, and how to reach them 


Free Test Preparation

Educational Testing Service Network - practice questions for SAT, AP, CLEP, HiSET, CAHSEE, TOEFL, and many other tests. Links to college and university web sites. Free GED, ACT/SAT prep offered.

Learn more about free test prepservices in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area

Berkeley Free Clinic

The Berkeley Free Clinic offers free limited medical care from lay healthcare workers and medical professionals. Services include acute medical care, tuberculosis testing, STD and HIV testing, hepatitis testing, peer counseling, and dental services.  

Learn more about Berkeley Free Clinicand how they can help you.

Sacramento Works

The Sacramento Works Job Center and Training Center System provides resources and services to employers and job seekers in Sacramento County. Services, resources, workforce development sector strategies, training programs, and services to employers are provided. 

Learn more aboutSacramento Worksand how they can help develop your career 

United College Action Network

U-CAN is a 501©3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to inspire, prepare, and support students, in gaining admission to and graduating from four-year colleges and universities.

Learn more about U-CAN and their services for disadvantaged youth 


Money Management 101

Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) offers free money management workshops throughout the SF Bay Area. Learn about investing, understanding credit, taxes, financial planning, and downsizing debt. 

Learn more about CCCS Workshops

Learn about health issues  that commonly and primarily effect African Americans - such as vitamin deficiency and treatment, sickle cell research, diabetes, colon health, PTSD and ADHD - as well as tips for hair and beauty, weight loss, healthy cooking habits and recipes, fitnesses, and more. 

VisitBlackDoctor.organd learn how they have become a trusted resource for health in the Black Community

Scholarships for Students

Your search for African American scholarships doesn't need to be difficult. There are organizations, advocacy groups, and foundations ready to recognize students aspiring to go to college.​​


Learn more about scholarships for African American students