Last week, a team of volunteers from Charles Schwab helped spruce up a community center at the Lion Creek Crossings Complex, which is home to United Way’s SparkPoint Oakland Center. In addition to cleaning and painting, Schwab volunteers purchased and assembled a small table and stools to create a new reading nook.
“The Schwab team was incredible. They had a big project to complete in a limited time, and they worked hard and fast to get it done. The space is now much brighter and cleaner than it was this morning. What a wonderful ‘all hands on deck’ effort!” said Frances Rosario of East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC). EBALDC co-developed the Lion Creek Crossings Complex and continues to provide a wide variety of services for tenants and neighborhoods residents. The organization is one of five SparkPoint Oakland partner agencies that collaborate to provide services at the East Oakland location.
The renovated space will be used for community meetings and as a play area by children who visit the EBALDC Family Resource Center.
Sharon Robinson, United Way’s site coordinator at SparkPoint Oakland Center, said, “Thank you all for taking time from your busy day to help us make our work ‘home’ nicer.”