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Meet Sydney Collins, Camp ANV’s Camp Manager!

 May 12, 2020

Sydney Collins is Camp ANV’s new Camp Manager! Sydney believes that nature should be a safe space for everyone to play and grow, and she is excited to share her love of the natural environment with the Acta Non Verba community. Learn more about Sydney HERE!




What's Farmer Aaron Doing?!

What’s Farmer Aaron Doing? (Videos)

 April 7, 2020

Check out What’s Growin’ On with Farmer Aaron at ANV’s Farms at Tassafaronga Park and WOW Farm in West Oakland!   Farmer Aaron Heads to the Farm! Farmer Aaron inspects a Pine Tree with… Issues.




ANV’s Statement Regarding Covid-19 | Respecto a Covid-19

 March 16, 2020

Dear Camp ANV and ANV After School Program (ASP) Families,  I know you have questions and concerns regarding the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and how it might affect our current operations at Acta Non Verba- with our After School Program (ASP) and our upcoming Camp ANV summer sessions. We are following the guidance of the Centers … Continue reading ANV’s Statement Regarding Covid-19 | Respecto a Covid-19




Meet ANV’s 2019 Victory V. Lee Award for Excellence Awardees!

 October 23, 2019

Please meet this years Victory V. Lee Award for Excellence Awardees! These awards will be presented at ANV’s 2nd Annual Fall Silent Reading Benefit Party, “Rise Up!” on Saturday, November 16th from 6-9pm. Learn More and Get Your Tickets.  Staff Member Of The Year: Sarah Miller Board Member Of The Year: Jelissa Parham Donor Of … Continue reading Meet ANV’s 2019 Victory V. Lee Award for Excellence Awardees!




Acta Non Verba’s 2nd Annual Silent Reading Benefit Party: Rise Up!

 September 26, 2019

Join us in celebrating Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project’s 2nd Annual Silent Reading Benefit Party, hosted by world renown MC & Poet, Ms. Ryan Nicole! PLUS!! Meet our New York Times best selling guest author, Justina Ireland!  Bring your favorite book to the gorgeous Lake Merritt Sailboat House (568 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland) the evening … Continue reading Acta Non Verba’s 2nd Annual Silent Reading Benefit Party: Rise Up!




Sponsor Acta Non Verba’s 2nd Annual Silent Reading Party Benefit: Rise Up!

 September 16, 2019

  Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) is an East Oakland based nonprofit organization that was established in 2010 to empower youth to plan, plant, harvest and sell organically grown produce. Uniquely, 100% of the proceeds are placed into savings accounts for their educational pathway. We invite you and your organization to participate … Continue reading Sponsor Acta Non Verba’s 2nd Annual Silent Reading Party Benefit: Rise Up!




Camp ANV Summer 2019 Recap!

 August 22, 2019

From the desk of our Camp Manager, Miss Nataly ortiz:  During Session One of Camp ANV 2019, campers enjoyed art classes, photography, and were empowered through farming, cooking, and fun & educational field trips! A special thank you to Revolution Foods, who paid us a visit with their Mobile Kitchen showing us more examples of … Continue reading Camp ANV Summer 2019 Recap!




Acta Non Verba in NYC for the 2019 Renewal Awards!

 April 5, 2019

This week the Atlantic and Allstate announced the winners of the fourth annual Renewal Awards Wednesday at an event in New York City! This annual event recognizes non-profit organizations that are stepping in to play a vital role in building healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities.  Five winners from across the country were carefully selected from … Continue reading Acta Non Verba in NYC for the 2019 Renewal Awards!




The Success of Grow Your Imagination 2018!

 December 20, 2018

Here’s what happened that night: “Loved it! It was fun and tasty and informative. I learned about a new author and got a chance to buy an autographed book! Thanks ANV!” -GYI Attendee The evening began at the VIP gathering at Lungomare Restaurant in Jack London Square, featuring drinks and lite bites. Then a beautiful ferry … Continue reading The Success of Grow Your Imagination 2018!




Grow Your Imagination! A Silent Reading Party Benefit for Acta Non Verba

 October 30, 2018

Acta Non Verba would like to thank all of those who attended and supported this event! Here are some highlights from “Grow Your Imagination” A Silent Reading Party Benefit for Acta Non Verba! Photos courtesy of ©Pete Rosos Photography GIY- Flyer w sponsors