ANV’S 2ND Annual COMMUNITY FIELD TRIP to Ardenwood Farm!

Grab your spot! Join ANV for a fun day out at East Bay Regional Parks District’s  Ardenwood Farm! Just 30 minutes from East Oakland, you and your family will be treated to a naturalist led tour of the this historic farm! Come meet friendly farm animals, join ANV’s Staff and Board for a cookout and take home a family portrait from our favorite professional photographer, Pete Rosos of 2812 Photography! Children and families are welcome to participate in some of the activities going on around the farm too!

Logistics: At 10:00am the bus departs Tassafaronga Recreation Center (975 85th Ave.) Upon arrival, family portraits will be taken by our professional photographer. Then, EBRPD Naturalists will greet and lead the group on a popular tour of the farm and historic mansion for 30-45 mins.Then, LUNCH! The bus arrives back at ANV at 4:00 pm where families will receive their freshly printed holiday photos!

Transportation, snacks, hot drinks, lunch and professional photos provided!

RSVP by Friday Nov. 10th to or call 510.878.7235 (tell us you name, # of adults and children in your party, any food restrictions, and your contact info).

What to Bring: Please wear comfortable closed-toe walking shoes, warm clothing (bring layers!), a rain coat (just in case!). Hat/beanie, sunglasses, and a water bottle recommended.

Our Camp Store will be open in the parking lot when you arrive just in case you forgot something!

Join ANV’s Executive Board and Make More Smiles!

Help ANV Make More Smiles In East Oakland! ANV is looking for folks passionate about our mission to join our Executive Board!

We are looking specifically for folks with legal and accounting/ bookkeeping backgrounds, but we welcome ALL applicants! See the Board Member Job Description and find out more HERE:

What are Individual Board Member Responsibilities? Below is a short list compiled by BoardSource please take a look and see if you think ANV Board Membership is for you!

Individual board member responsibilities

Attend all board and committee meetings and functions, such as special events.

  • Be informed about the organization’s mission, services, policies, and programs.
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
  • Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments.
  • Make a personal financial contribution to the organization.
  • Inform others about the organization.
  • Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and the organization.
  • Keep up-to-date on developments in the organization’s field.
  • Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies.
  • Refrain from making special requests of the staff.
  • Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization’s annual financial statements.

Support ANV Two Ways Through Amazon Smile!

YOU Can Help ANV Make a Difference Through Shopping at Amazon Smile!

1) Shop at and make Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project the Charity you Support! AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to ANV so keep an eye out for items that say: “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.”! For more information about Amazon Smile and FAQ’s follow this link.

2) Check Out our Wish List! Everything on this list will help ANV be able to deliver its dynamic programs to more youth!

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Meet Visual Arts Specialist: Arturo Arechiga at Camp ANV!

Camp ANV will become Studio ANV when local artist Arturo Arechiga runs our Visual Arts Club this summer! Register your children Today!

Arturo Arechiga is graduate of the Academy of Art University, with a Bachelors in Animation and Visual effects.

Born and raised in East Oakland, Arturo never gave up on the possibility of being a visual artist, regardless of financial needs and environmental distractions.

Now he is a visual artist instructor in his home town hoping to inspire youth to appreciate their talents and to continue on to the next level of art.

Arturo is committed to being active in his community to push and expose those who are interested in art, young and old to explore all mediums of visual art.

Arturo also prefers to stay as traditional a possible when creating art, meaning the less amount of electronic technology involved in his creations the better.

Register your children today!