Every Wednesday at the New Parkway, you pay what you want for your movie ticket and 20% of the ticket proceeds go towards local nonprofits. Karma Cinema is an example of our efforts to make moviegoing accessible for everyone while at the same time supporting wonderful community groups.
Over the past five years, we’ve worked with over forty groups that have been the beneficiaries of your generous donations. These have included:
Berkeley Free Clinic: The mission of the Berkeley Free Clinic is to empower individuals and communities by providing accessible, client-centered health services and information. The Berkeley Free Clinic has served thousands in a variety of ways during its 50-year history.
Oakland Rising: Oakland Rising educates and mobilizes voters in the flatlands to speak up for and take charge of the issues impacting our lives. We are a multilingual, multiracial collaborative with deep roots in East and West Oakland’s neighborhoods, proving that everyday residents working together have the power to change the way our city is run. With longtime Oakland families and our newest neighbors working shoulder to shoulder, we are building on Oakland’s incredibly rich history to advance smart, community-first solutions for a thriving Town.
The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center: Dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, our families and allies, by providing educational, social, and health related activities, programs and services.
Oakland First Fridays: We strive to be the premier Oakland First Fridays Event as the epicenter for the community to come together to celebrate, sustain & support the arts.
The Anti Police-Terror Project: Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. We support families surviving police terror in their fight for justice, documenting police abuses and connecting impacted families and community members with resources, legal referrals, and opportunities for healing.
Street Level Health Project: Street Level Health Project is an Oakland based grassroots organization dedicated to improving the health & well being of underserved urban immigrant communities in the Bay Area. Their work provides low income Alameda County residents with basic medical & social service referrals to low income, uninsured clients through their Health Access Program (HAP). Additionally, they also provide weekly hot meals & food bags, as well as nutritionist consultations & health education workshops. To round off their service model, they also provide employment linkage & professional development opportunities that respond to the unique needs of Day Laborers through the Oakland Workers Collective.
Game Theory Academy: Game Theory Academy’s mission is to provide economic opportunities and decision-making skills to low-income and at-risk youth ages 16-22.
East Bay Community Law Center: East Bay Community Law Center’s mission is to promote justice and build a community that is more secure, productive , healthy, and hopeful by providing: (1) legal services and policy advocacy that are responsive to the needs of low-income communities, and (2) law training that prepares future attorneys to be skilled and principled advocates who are committed to finding innovative solutions to the causes and conditions of poverty.
Women’s Cancer Resource Center: The Women’s Cancer Resource Center helps women with cancer improve their quality of life through education, supportive services, and practical assistance. We help people with cancer navigate through the often overwhelming health care system so that you can get the appropriate care and treatment you need.
Sins Invalid: Sins Invalid is a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized. Our performance work explores the themes of sexuality, embodiment and the disabled body. Conceived and led by disabled people of color, we develop and present cutting-edge work where normative paradigms of “normal” and “sexy” are challenged, offering instead a vision of beauty and sexuality inclusive of all individuals and communities.
Phat Beets Produce: Phat Beets works to create a healthier, more equitable food system in North Oakland through providing affordable access to fresh produce, facilitating youth leadership in health and nutrition education, and connecting small farmers to urban communities via the creation of farm stands, farmers’ markets, CSA, community kitchens and urban youth market gardens.
Do you know of a fantastic East Bay organization who would be a good fit for our Karma Cinema program? Have them fill out an application!
Questions may also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.