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OVERVIEW

The Digital Arts and Culinary Academy (DACA) is a state of the art facility designed to give teens an opportunity to learn and grow, while having a good time with instructors and fellow members.

Our Mission

The Digital Arts and Culinary Academy's mission is to help teens, aged 13 thru 16, grow and build self confidence through the learning of at least one of four components in our program: Digital Audio Production, Digital Video Production, Culinary Arts, or Urban Agriculture. Our goal is to help our youth excel and create a better life and community for themselves and others.

Our Programs

We offer two programs and a host of what we call Intensive Classes. Please go to the "Programs" page for detailed information about our programs and intensive classes.

Over the past year we have had a lot of requests by parents and others for a few adult oriented classes. So, new for the 2014 Summer Season are a few Adult Summer Intensive Classes.


CURRENT NEWS

2014 Summer Sessions


Guitar PhotoLast summer DACA's Beginning Guitar Class was a huge success. So much so that our incredible partner Guitars Not Guns. has graciously decided to sponsor us again for this summer. We have added two classes to our 2014 Summer Roster. The classes are free to the first 10 teens that sign up.Guitar Class Photo

Register by either calling us at (510) 615-5807 or downloading and completing our Activity Registration Form. Then either FAX the completed form to DACA at (510) 615-5817 or turn the form in at the Rainbow Teen Center/DACA. You can also go to the Oakland Parks and Recreation Web Site (scroll to "Rainbow Teen Center/DACA" in the "Location" tab).

For more information please call (510) 615-5807 or email us at info@dacaoakland.com

2014-2015 After School Program


EO Leadership Academy PhotoDuring the 2013-2014 school year we have had the honor of hosting the youth from The East Oakland Leadership Academy (EOLA). It's been great watching them grow and learn here at DACA.

Talks have already started between us to host EOLA's students for the next school year. Most schools, just like EOLA, may have already started to plan for the next year's after school programs. DACA would love to be a part of your after school plans. We can put together special packages to accommodate the needs of your school.

Please call (510) 615-5807 or email us at info@dacaoakland.com to set up an appointment to show you what we can do for your school. In the meantime, please check out some of our Programs.

Friends' Annual Meeting by the Lake


CateringFor the third year in a row DACA was honored with catering the annual meeting of The Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation. This incredible non-profit organization is the fiscal sponsor for DACA and many other Parks and Recreation facilities.

This year's meeting featured: Keynote Speaker Barry Miller, Chair Breht_Clarkof the Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission; OPR Community Hero Award recipient Breht Clark Director of Redwood Heights Recreation Center; Fiscal Account Spotlight on Town Park, Oakland's coolest skate-board park; and, much more. If you would like to see more pictures from the event please visit our Facebook Page.

Friends of OPR is also looking for donations that are used to help further the programs of Oakland Parks and Recreation. If you would like to donate to the cause please visit their web site.

New Adult Summer Classes!!!


Over the past year we have had a lot of requests by parents and others for a few adult oriented classes. So, new for the 2014 Summer Season are a few Adult Summer Intensive Classes.

Register by either calling us at (510) 615-5807 or downloading and completing our Activity Registration Form. Then either FAX the completed form to DACA at (510) 615-5817 or turn the form in at the Rainbow Teen Center/DACA. You can also go to the Oakland Parks and Recreation Web Site (scroll to "Rainbow Teen Center/DACA" in the "Location" tab).

For more information please call (510) 615-5807 or email us at info@dacaoakland.com


Join us at the Digital Arts & Culinary Academy (DACA) today. For teens, ages 13 thru 16!

For more information, to pick up an application, or to schedule a tour of the center,
please call us at (510) 615-5807 or email us at info@dacaoakland.com.

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The City of Oakland Office of Parks and Recreation (OPR) is fully committed to compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please make accommodation requests at least 10 days prior to an event. Direct all inquiries concerning program and disability accommodation to the OPR Inclusive Recreation Coordinator at (510) 615-5980 or smeans@oaklandnet.com. TTY callers please dial (510) 615-5883.

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