Attitudinal Healing Connection

2015 Bell Youth-in-the-Arts Grant Recipient


Wish List

  1. 15-Passenger Van (in good condition)
  2. Art Studio/Gallery Space to engage youth and local artists


Meet our 2015 Bell Youth-in-the-Arts Grant recipient, and join us in contributing your financial & energetic support.

Attitudinal Healing Connection of Oakland,,


Community and Clients Served

Mainly the larger East Bay with an emphasis on West Oakland. We do some global work through the network of independent Attitudinal Healing Centers around the world.



The mission of AHC is to empower individuals to be self-aware and inspired through arts, creativity and education; making positive choices to break the cycle of violence for ourselves and our communities.


Program Objectives


Provides arts integrated curriculum K-12 with a social justice, self-development and/or environmental justice lens and scope. Since 1995 serving 74 schools and community centers and over 13,700 children, youth and adults.

Oakland Mural Project

A crucial community development effort by Attitudinal Healing Connection that engages youth, artists and community members. The project aims to revitalize, beautify, uplift, positively transform and bring hope to the community through the power of public art.

  • Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project; Completed (3) 3K to 4K square foot murals in three major thruways to address blight bringing hope and beauty to the community; engaged 150 youth; employed 45 local artists: Completed in 2012, 2014 and 2015
  • Marcus Foster Mural Project – hired 7  local artists; engaged and paid 10 local youth in design development and painting of 5 (8X20ft) mural panels for the Marcus Foster site construction fence.
  • Friday Night Live Mural Project – Engaged 15 youth and dozens of community members during the summer Friday Night Live events; 2014 completed an 8’X28’ mural placed on the MRB-YMCA; 2015 completed 6 themed public murals on paper each week over a period of 6 weeks.
  • Tree of Life Community Mural – Engaged 7 Local youth in design development and painting addressing senseless loss of life through acts of violence; Completed in 2012


Since 2009, AHC in partnership with the Oakland Housing Authority, created and currently implements the Good Neighbor Program (GNP).  GNP, a powerful curriculum, rooted in the principles and processes of Attitudinal Healing, and is designed to lift up the base in our culture.  The Good Neighbor Program (GNP) offers two curriculums for personal and community change:  The Neighborhood Orientation Workshop and the Neighborhood Leadership Institute.

Our leadership accomplishments are as follows:

  • In our 7thsuccessful year of implementing the Good Neighbor Program with Oakland Housing Authority; and West Oakland Parent Action Network (WOPAN); Over 4500 head of households served
  • In our 3rdsuccessful implementation year of the Youth Mini-grant Committee; Over 50 youth served
  • In our 2ndyear of Youth Job Training and Placement via Classrooms2Careers; Over 50 youth served

These leadership programs train more than 650 youth and adults each year and provide: Leadership and soft skills training to public housing residents; service learning opportunities for civic engagement; advocacy skills for effective parent and community engagement; leadership training and entrepreneurial opportunities for youth.

 Community Building

  • Annual events such as: Our final 16th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration (2014) with each year serving approximately 750 East Bay resident attendees; 17th Annual ArtEsteem Exhibition “Reflections of Me and My World” serving approximately 500 local community members; Stay tuned for our 3rdGala 2016 Celebrating 27 years of building legacy
  • Healing Circles as a response to community violence by word of mouth on an as needed basis
  • 23 years of monthly Mindful Drumming circles on a consistent monthly basis serving over 5976 individuals.

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