East Oakland Innovators: Big Win, Prototyping a Rating System for Small Businesses

What do we do now? Silvia and Bre felt discouraged after talking with some corner store employees: Stores didn’t want to be rated. The team was hoping that the ratings would help stores understand what customers wanted. Store improvements would mean a higher rating, which could attract more customers. However, stores didn’t want to be Read on…

0 responses / Sep 25th

East Oakland Innovators: Small Business Insights to Ideas

The EOI program has transitioned from Coaches facilitating workshops to EOI teams working independently on Big Win projects. Each EOI team has a Coach to support their work: Small Business Team: Silvia Guzman Bre Williams Ivey Williams Jessica Vechakul (Coach) Parent Education Team: Flor Chavez Laura Chavez Yolanda Castillo Rachel Berkowitz (Coach) Empowering Community Team: Read on…

0 responses / Sep 18th

East Oakland Innovators: Getting to know your team… and your fruit

Dozens of brightly colored sticky notes covered the walls as the EOIs brainstormed questions related to the priority areas of public safety, community building, education, and local economy. The EOIs generated 154 questions based on community assessments and the EOIs own experiences of living in Castlemont. The EOIs grouped similar questions into 21 topic areas, Read on…

0 responses / Aug 07th

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