Oakland Cultural Center

We are a new multifaceted center meant to

  • serve Oakland’s youth with educational, recreational, health, and occupational options
  • serve disabled and senior Oaklanders with community-stabilizing services

Positive Thinking

  • Willpower
  • Health
  • Discipline

Real life skills education

Investing in the Oakland family

Bring cultures together in harmony for the good of humanity

Civics education – how does government work and why does it work that way

Work with all ages to release negative energy from mind body and soul

Positive thinking training – new thinking for all ages

Self-defense and empowerment

Conflict management

Contemplation, reflection, spiritual wellbeing

Kung fu (fight without fighting)

Mixed martial arts

How to live in a metropolitan city

Labor rights

Professional etiquette and demeanor skills

Tax preparation training leading to the professional Enrolled Agent designation without BA degree or college

Food preparation skills – Operate Catering truck once a week and distribute healthy food to homeless

                Nutrition education

Entrepreneurial skills

Outreach to Corporations

  • Invest profit back into Oakland, employment, apprenticeships, benefits to  company,


Moses Cruz – Instructor, Director

Rosalie Ann Dyson– Dance Instructor, Director

Abel Gomez – Director, Community Relations, Youth Counselor, Senior Counselor abelfgomez510@gmail.com

Deborah Lagutaris, LL.M. Taxation, J.D. UC Hastings, BA UC Santa Barbara

Nonprofit executive director, Business Instructor, Tax Preparation Instructor



a location along major bus lines

Funding – Sports are leaving bay Area, so let;s keep the money in Oakland by investing in our communities

Fiscal Sponsor La Casablanca Community Services 81-4182417 a 501(c)(3) organization Contributions may be tax deductible Executive Director Deborah Lagutaris