Our Programs

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After-School Tutoring

Starting February 2017, we will offer free after-school tutoring at our writing center Monday - Friday, 3pm to 6pm to youth in Oakland ages 8 to 18. 

We will prioritize by financial need and location, prioritizing low-income youth who live near our center located at 2301 Telegraph Avenue.

During our after-school programming, students will  get one-on-one homework help from volunteers,  followed by reading time and writing and bookmaking activities. Snacks provided. 

To sign your child up for after-school tutoring, register here today, and we will be in touch  shortly.


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Writing Workshops and Camps

Chapter 510 offers various free writing workshops and camps throughout the year for East Bay students. These include one-day workshops, Saturday writing drop-in labs, and spring and summer camps for kids and teens. All workshops and camps are led by amazing local authors and teaching artists assisted by our volunteers. 

Check out and register for upcoming workshops on our calendar here, and sign up to receive emails about upcoming opportunities on our parents and young writers email list. 


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In-School Projects

When working in schools, our mission is to work side by side with schools, community centers, and educators to enhance their curriculum. We partner with teachers  to create then lead 6-10 week writing, bookmaking, and publishing projects. 

We've also partnered with schools to send mentors and tutors into classrooms for additional writing help.

Current partners include Acorn Elementary, Bridge Housing, NOCCS, and MetWest High School.

If you are interested in bringing a Chapter 510 teaching artist and volunteers into your classroom or school email us at info@chapter510.org.


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Publishing

Chapter 510 is dedicated to publishing work written and curated by Oakland youth. We often publish anthologies of students work written in schools or at our camps such as Just Cake, Whispers from the Edge of the Solar System (pop-up book), but have also worked one-on-one with a student to publish titles like Rosario Sanchez Cervantes' Ten Stories - One Dream.  

We recently published a fully translated anthology of student's work from the past three years, What if an Artist Rules the World, which will be back in stock soon.


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Field Trips For Educators

We will start offering OUSD educators storytelling and bookmaking field trip opportunities for their classrooms this spring. 

Field trips will take place on weekday mornings from 10am to noon, and each student will leave the trip with a book they have helped write and make. 
 
Registration for the spring is currently open. 


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510 Journal

In partnership with the Oakland Public Library's Youth Poet Laureate program and Youth Speaks, we are proud to have published six issues (posters) of 510 Journal, each celebrating a young poet.

We've printed and distributed thousands of these 11" by 17" posters throughout Oakland.

Come by the center to pick up one or six to display in your business or residence to help us amplify student voices throughout town (and beyond!).