EOYDC FUNDRAISER: The Black Futures Ball

@ The Bridge Yard, Bay Area

August 6, 2022

07:00 PM - 11:00 pm

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This year’s fundraiser gala is themed Oakanda: From East Oakland to West Africa, honoring the greatness of the African diaspora.

About this event

The East Oakland Youth Development Center prepares young people for a brighter future and the Black Futures Ball is a time to celebrate this powerful work! Join awardee Mistah FAB, DJ DC is Chillin, White Mike, host Ryan Nicole and other Oakland legends as we turn up for a good cause…raising money for the EOYDC scholarship + college prep fund that will help our young people shine their brightest!

This year’s fundraiser gala is themed Oakanda: From East Oakland to West Africa, and honors the greatness of the African diaspora. Be ready to turn up like only Oakland can! Enjoy amazing drinks, the best music, and delicious food inside the breathtaking Bridge Yard event space. Get your tickets now before this special night sells out!



With the theme of “Oakanda: From East Oakland to West Africa,” this exciting event will blend the playful spirit of Comic-Con with the glitz and glamor of a gala. On a hot Saturday night in August, five hundred people will gather at The Bridge Yard in Oakland to support the Pathway to College program. Sponsor-branded activation areas will invite high-energy interactive and immersive participation. No big long tables to squeeze through: there’s space to move. DJ. Dancing. Craft cocktails, champagne, small bites, small plates and starters.

Our goal is to raise $300,000 to help students matriculate into, fund, and successfully graduate from college or credentialed vocational training programs. Since 2015, EOYDC has provided more than $500k in scholarship funds to over 200 students. Last year, we provided over $150k in scholarship funds alone and we are looking to match or surpass that in 2022! In 2021, 100% of high school seniors participating in EOYDC’s Pathway to College and Career (PTC2) program graduated high school on time with 93% enrolling in college or a vocational training program within 3 months of high school graduation, a track record we have proudly maintained since 2012.

What you can do: You can purchase tickets, make a donation, and/or become an event sponsor! Sponsorships are currently available at every level, starting with our Title Sponsorship, Vibranium Level ($25,000), scaling down to Bronze Level ($2,500). Please email [email protected] to secure your sponsorship.

At EOYDC, young people have a safe, welcoming, supportive place to create a future that includes enriching education and a meaningful career. We may not have the Wakanda-level tech to land a spaceship in a corner lot…yet! But we can and do land kids in college–with support from folks like you. At EOYDC, that is NOT just a fairytale for kids from Oakland. It is real.

The mission of EOYDC is to develop the social and leadership capacities of youth and young adults (ages 5-24) so that they achieve excellence in education, career, and service to their communities.

EOYDC is a nonprofit 501c3 organization – Tax I.D. # 23-7334590.


Saturday August 06, 2022

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: $100.00

Various Cover: $100 – $250