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EOYDC Pathway to College

  • EOYDC Pathway to College
  • 8200 International Blvd.
  • Oakland, CA 94620
  • 510-569-8088
  • Talia Taylor
  • Manager
  • 510-569-8088

Program Description

The mission of the East Oakland Youth Development Center is based on solid research which demonstrates that interventions that engage youth from high risk environments in forming relationships with adults, mastering a skill and contributing to their own well-being and that of their community have been found to be highly effective in preventing at-risk behaviors such as dropping out of school, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency and teenage pregnancy. We strive to incorporate as well, the supports and opportunities of relationship building, youth and community involvement and skill building. The EOYDC strives to lessen the risk factors faced by our youth and enhance the protective factors. The EOYDC fulfills this mission by offering educational, cultural, artistic expression and recreation programs that meet the holistic needs of the individual.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 5%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 15%
  • African American: 75%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 150
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 250
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 25% and 50%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Morehouse College

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 96%