The mission of the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council is to put the neighbor back into our neighborHOOD by empowering our diverse communities to create our own solutions to neighborhood problems Read more [...]
Mission and Vision
Destiny Arts Center exists to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people.
We accomplish our mission by:
- Offering skills training to youth, ages 3-18, through after-school, weekend and summer programs in the performing and martial arts, and violence prevention at our main site, and in outreach programs at local schools and community centers.
- Providing youth with caring adult mentors.
- Supporting youth in developing an individualized series of artistic expression.
- Giving youth opportunities to share a message of peace and empowerment through performances, events, and workshops.
- Nurturing the physical, emotional and spiritual development of young people.
When Destiny has succeeded in our work, young people will value themselves and others – ever mindful of the ways their words, actions, and attitudes affect their communities, and the world. They will: respond rather than react to situations; teach and practice love rather than violence; honor people from different backgrounds and experiences equally; and be connected to and participants in the life of their communities.