News & Events

  • Cybele Gerachis taking over as Interim Executive Director

    Cybele Gerachis taking over as Interim Executive Director

    The Junior Center’s Board of Directors is thrilled and delighted to announce that Cybele Gerachis, who has served as Program Director since 2017, is stepping into the role of Interim Executive Director.

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  • Sip & Make Rescheduled! Buy Tickets Today!

    Sip & Make Rescheduled! Buy Tickets Today!

    Join us Thursday, Sept 29th from 6:00 – 8:00pm to celebrate art & community engagement! Our very own Teaching Artist, Joey Rose, will be guiding attendees through a beautiful still-life watercolor painting activity. Get the creative juices flowing with wine tasting and light snacks. We will be gathering at 1528 Webster, a gorgeous co-working space…

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  • Old Oakland Celebrates Youth + Creativity

    Old Oakland Celebrates Youth + Creativity

    On Saturday, April 16th we participated in the Old Oakland Celebrates Youth + Creativity Block Party presented by Civic Design Studio, E14 Gallery, and Good Good Eatz! We made tote bags and buttons with the community and promoted our upcoming summer camps. We also joined OUSD High Schools in the OUSD Student Art Showcase and…

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  • Volunteer Summer Camp Counselors Needed!

    Volunteer Summer Camp Counselors Needed!

    Volunteer Counselors play a vital role in the success of Junior Center Summer Day Camp. They lead activities, help their campers with their projects, and ensure that each camper feels safe and integrated within his/her group as well as the larger camp experience. We are looking for students (high school or college) who are great with…

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  • Spring Break Camp: Wild Paint and Collage Was a Blast!

    Spring Break Camp: Wild Paint and Collage Was a Blast!

    Here are some photos from Spring Break Camp 2022: Wild Paint and Collage!

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  • JCAS Marred by Fires…Again.

    JCAS Marred by Fires…Again.

    Unfortunately our wonderful Center at the Lake has suffered another fire. Don’t worry though, we are still on track to continue with our Spring programming at Lotus Bloom Preschool and Summer Camps at the Rotary Nature Center, right next door to our Center! The past two years have definitely been difficult, but we are remaining…

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  • Winter Camp: Drawing Lab Was a Blast!

    Winter Camp: Drawing Lab Was a Blast!

    Here are some photos from Winter Camp 2021: Drawing Lab!

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  • 2022 COVID-19 Updated Policies

    2022 COVID-19 Updated Policies

    At the Junior Center, we are working hard to implement best practices to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.  We are following guidelines put forth by the Alameda County Public Health Department, the City of Oakland, the State of California, the Center for Disease Control, the federal government, and the World…

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  • Old Oakland Celebrates – The Holidays!

    Old Oakland Celebrates – The Holidays!

    Join JCAS on Nov 27th for loads of holiday-themed fun, art making activities, and community sculpture!

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  • Old Oakland Celebrates!

    Old Oakland Celebrates!

    Join JCAS on Oct 9th for loads of fun, art making activities, and community sculpture!

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  • News Updates

    News Updates

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  • Fairyland Fun!

    Fairyland Fun!

    Visit JCAS at Fairyland for arts, crafts, and sometimes animals! Weds at 1:30-3:30PM.

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