BPP Community Survival Programs

Black Panther Party Community Programs, 1967–1982*

Alameda County Volunteer Bureau Work Site Benefit Counseling
Black Student Alliance Child Development Center
Consumer Education Classes Community Facility Use
Community Health Classes East Oakland CIL (Center for Independent Living) Branch
Community Pantry (Free Food Program) Drug/Alcohol Abuse Awareness Program
Drama Classes Disabled Persons Services/Transportation and Attendant
Drill Team Employment Referral Service
Free Ambulance Program Free Breakfast for Children Programs
Free Busing to Prisons Program Free Clothing Program
Free Commissary for Prisoners Program Free Dental Program
Free Employment Program Free Food Program
Free Film Series Free Furniture Program
Free Health Clinics Free Housing Cooperative Program
Food Cooperative Program Free Optometry Program
Community Forum Free Pest Control Program
Free Plumbing and Maintenance Program Free Shoe Program
GED Classes Geriatric Health Center
GYN Clinic Home SAFE Visits
Intercommunal Youth Institute (becomes OCS by 1975) Junior High and High School Tutorial Program
Legal Aid and Education Legal Clinic/Workshops
Laney Experimental College Extension Site Legal Referral Service(s)
Liberation Schools Martial Arts Program
Nutrition Classes Oakland Community Learning Center
Outreach Preventative Care Program Development
Pediatric Clinic Police Patrols
Seniors Against a Fearful Environment SAFE Club
Sickle Cell Anemia Research Foundation Son of Man Temple (becomes Community Forum by 1976)
Sports Senior Switchboard
The Black Panther Newspaper Teen Council
Teen Program U.C. Berkeley Students Health Program
V.D. Preventative Screening & Counseling Visiting Nurses Program
WIC Program Youth Diversion and Probation Site
Youth Training and Development

* The information in Table 1 is based on research in The Black Panther newspaper from 1967 to 1980 and documents from the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation Inc. Collection. See Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation Inc. Collection, (1977, July 29). Box 4, “Educational Opportunities Corporation” folder, Overview. This list is not exhaustive.

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