Spanish Speaking Citizens' Foundation

The Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Foundation (SSCF) is a community-based, non-profit organization serving the families of the East Bay since 1965.  Our founders recognized a need to empower bilingual and monolingual Latino’s in Oakland’s Fruitvale District, the greater East Bay community, to improve the quality of life while celebrating the common cultural heritage of recent and long-term residents.
 Mission and Vision
The mission of the Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Foundation is to help East Bay families improve their lives, embrace their heritage, and develop as community leaders by providing educational enrichment services and promoting civic responsibility.   Our vision is to advance the sustainability of a vibrant community where people live in harmony and where high quality educational, recreational, and employment opportunities are available for all.


Programs and Services

SSCF serves 6,000 people each year through its programs and services. 

SSCF offers the following programs and services:

  • Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Adult ESL Classes
  • LIBRE Youth Program
  • Highway to Work Youth Workforce Development Program
  • Information & Referral Services

For more information please visit our wesbite:

1470 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 261-7839

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