*Architectural rendering of OAW's 7th & Campbell Development
The Mission of Oakland & the World Enterprises (OAW), a nonprofit organization, is to launch for-profit businesses for cooperative ownership by formerly incarcerated people and other people facing extreme barriers to employment and economic survival. Our first business is West Oakland Farms, situated on our property at Seventh and Campbell Streets in West Oakland, California. We broke ground in April 2022 on our 100% affordable housing complex, with 79 units of housing for low and very low income people and ground floor commercial space for other OAW businesses, including a fitness center, a neighborhood market, a restaurant with live entertainment and a tech center. We also launched our food truck in September of 2021. We believe we are creating a model for Oakland and, indeed, the world toward alleviating poverty, reducing crime and creating the conditions for prosperity for everyone.