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Community Arts

MOCHA programs emphasize outreach to Oakland neighborhoods, libraries & schools where the majority of students are from low resourced communities, perform below academic testing, and are from families with limited resources to procure enrichment services.


MOCHA partners with local Bay Area community organizations, libraries, festivals and non-profits to provide ongoing art centered experiences and placemaking programming to the larger community.


Berkeley Public Libraries

MOCHA brings programming to the Berkeley Public Library, beginning Fall 2022 to offer FREE weekly art workshops at three Berkeley Public Library branches. 


NEA Big Read

MOCHA's National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read 23-24 project will include readings from The Me I Choose to Be by Natasha Tarpley, art by Regis and Kahran Bethencourt, and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, opportunities for art-making, community book discussions, and poetry arts facilitated by the Museum of Children's Art and the Center for Urban Excellence in collaboration with the Oakland Public Library. 

Oakland Public Libraries

MOCHA offers FREE weekly art workshops at 11 Oakland Public Library branches. Join MOCHA Teaching Artists in these workshops for children and families. 


Black Cultural Zone

MOCHA is a proud BCZ community partner that hosts an Art Pop Up Program with free hands-on art making and book giveaways at the Akoma Market and Outdoor Play Day. Come join us!

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