Our Purpose

We build a better Oakland and help neighbors thrive.

Our Vision

Oakland is a beautiful, well-designed, sought-after neighborhood in which a diverse mix of residents and visitors flourish.

Our Values

We value Oakland’s neighborhoods as places of true community.

We value inclusive planning, with input from as many neighbors as possible.

We value giving people access to opportunities and tools for success.

We value collaboration among neighbors and prioritize partnerships.

Anti-Racism Statement

OPDC is an anti-racism organization. We strive to create an environment where all our employees and community members are valued, regardless of their race, skin color, immigration status, or faith. We recognize that as a community development organization, we must be willing to identify and have uncomfortable dialogue about the systems of oppression that challenge us in all areas of our work.