Oakland & the World Enterprises

Our Mission

     The mission of Oakland & the World Enterprises (OAW), a nonprofit organization, is to launch for-profit businesses for ownership by formerly incarcerated people and other people facing extreme barriers to employment and economic survival. Having launched our first business, West Oakland Farms, on our property at Seventh and Campbell Streets in West Oakland, California, we are currently positioned to develop a complex there for our other businesses and approximately 80, 100% affordable housing units. In addition to those businesses that will use the commercial space in the complex, we will launch other, service businesses for the housing complex, including maintenance, security and shuttle services. While it is our goal to launch a thousand businesses, we believe we are creating a model for Oakland and, indeed, the world to consider toward alleviating poverty, reducing crime and creating the conditions for prosperity for everyone. 


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Oakland & the World Enterprises, Inc.
1407 Webster St. #208
Oakland, CA. 94607  Tel: (510) 817-4180

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