The East Oakland Grocery Cooperative is a project of Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV). As it is entering its ninth year of existence, ANV is embarking on a new project to continue food system revitalization and community building in East Oakland and beyond, by designing a worker-owned community grocery store. 

This project will not only build upon the existing food justice and farm education that ANV has done in the community, but allow the community members to take this knowledge and translate it to the ownership of a local business. 

The project will be steered in partnership with Acta Non Verba, Mandela Grocery Cooperative, Repaired Nations, the Oakland Community Land Trust, the Sustainable Economies Law Center, and the East Oakland Community.

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Meet our Project Manager: Ayano Jeffers-Fabro!

We are so proud to announce that our AMAZING Office Manager, Ayano Jeffers- Fabro will be transitioning into the role of full time Project Manager for this AMBITIOUS endeavor! 

Over the past few of years, she has been working with ANV, deepening her roots and contributing to transformative community development initiatives in East Oakland. Now it’s time for HER to LEAD!  Over the next 12 months, Ayano will be developing the foundation for a cooperative, community-owned grocery store, and contribute to this movement of putting community resources back in community hands! Stay tuned for more exciting moves by Aya, our partners and of course our BRILLIANT community! 

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