Community Services

We want our youth to live in a community that supports their wellbeing. Our approach to community services is bringing resources to the community through partnerships with other dedicated organizations. For example, we know food scarcity is an issue in our community that impacts more than our youth. Our partnership with the Alameda County Food Bank brings nutrient dense food to the community at least once a month. Many of our families utilize this resource but we provide the food as a community service to support those who need it, whether or not they have a young person participating in our program. We also make EOBA available as a neutral meeting space for our community to come together over important issues. We offer the space for events such as town halls with local elected officials or neighborhood watch organizations working on increasing the safety of our neighborhoods. We see providing community services as an extension of supporting our youth to live their best lives.

Through our community services, we seek to bridge as many gaps in accessing critical components of wellness as we can. Just as our youth and their ability to live well are impacted by their families, we believe they are also impacted by the communities in which they reside. By providing community services, we make the community a place where more people can thrive, including our young people. We also provide an example that living a life of wellness is not a selfish endeavor, but requires the connectivity and collaboration of all community members to be successful. We honor the values of the many cultures around the world represented in our youth by respecting the necessity of community and working to extend our impact beyond our youth and their families whenever possible.

Correlation to Wellness







The dimensions of wellness are impacted by community services in the following ways:​

  • Physical: We support the community’s physical wellness by bringing important resources such as access to nutritious food

  • Emotional: EOBA’s workshops on mindfulness support the development of coping strategies to help better understand one’s feelings and emotional responses and ultimately be able to help regulate feelings of anger, stress, and anxiety.

  • Spiritual: EOBA continues to be a place where people can collaborate to share resources and gain access to resources.  EOBA aims to maintain this identity to provide hope and support for its community where access to resources may not always be readily available.

  • Social: We host events where members of the community can come together to socialize and collaborate on pressing issues

  • Intellectual: EOBA’s attempts to build upon its youth development program through collaboration and partnerships with schools to build on the academic success for its students.​

  • Environmental: We recruit volunteers to participate in community clean-up days to aid in beautifying the surrounding environment.

  • Occupational: EOBA collaborates with local agencies and community partners to support internships and opportunities to build vocational skills.  When possible, EOBA also attempts to share opportunities and provide job opportunities to local community members

  • Financial: Similar to the resources for families, EOBA’s financial literacy workshops are open to the community, so they are able to learn more about accessing resources, planning, and gain further understanding in this area.