Who We Are
Prescott-Joseph serves as a friendly, helping hand for the community of West Oakland.
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, Inc. is a non-profit corporation organized in 1995 in the Prescott district of West Oakland. It evolved out of the conceptual scheme for the adaptive re-use of the former Saint Joseph's Convent (St. Patrick Convent) as a center for community services, education, culture and development in West Oakland.
The purpose of Prescott-Joseph is to revitalize the Convent building with programs that will not only serve the current needs of this economically deprived and undeveloped community but will enhance the people of this community to go forward and participate in the re-development of their community. It aims to build the community by building the individual.
The mission of the Center is three-fold:
- To promote the individual self-esteem of citizens in the community through education, skill training and cultural programs, thus supporting healthy families and economic self-sufficiency.
- To promote the on-going renewal of community spirit among West Oakland residents.
- To organize and promote community activities that facilitate economic and community development in West Oakland.