The specific purpose of the AEG Oakland Community Foundation is to improve the lives of children and families and encourage urban economic development in Alameda County. We do this through fundraising and working with local governments & social organizations to provide relief and encourage education to poor or underprivileged children and families. We also strive to advance education, eliminate prejudice and discrimination and defend human and civil rights secured by law.
Check out all of our accomplishments in both the community and sustainability fields from the past year!
AEG 2016 Community & Sustainability Report.pdf
21st Annual Back-To-School Shoe Giveaway
The 21st Annual Back-To-School Shoe Giveaway “Put Your Best Foot Forward” returns to Oracle Arena on Saturday, September 23, 2017. First African Methodist Episcopal (FAME) Church has hosted this event for 20 years and in partnership with the AEG Oakland Community Foundation the celebration continues to remain inside Oracle Arena!
This is a community event that provides free new shoes to low income K-12th grade students across Alameda County. Last year 2,500 free new pairs of shoes, backpacks and school supplies were distributed to low- income students and 5,000 people enjoyed a safe afternoon filled with community and health resources as well as family oriented activities. In 2017, we will distribute 3,000 free new pairs of shoes to deserving students.
The event also provides information for families on healthy living, community resources and school programs.
The application deadline to apply for shoes is September 1st, 2017.
To apply please visit http://www.bestfoot4ward.org.
AEG JOB SHADOWING PROGRAM
In 2011, the AEG Job Shadowing Program was established as a partnership that brings educators, industry, and community partners together to create a supplemental educational 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 AEG team members. The AEG Job Shadowing Program not only inspires young people but also provides the youth of our communities with work readiness skills.
- Students are exposed to professional workplace attire, etiquette, and practices
- Students have an opportunity to gain insight and understanding of the functions, business operations, and activities within distinct departments of a leading entertainment entity.
- Students gain confidence through participating in activities in the workplace.