About Lotus Bloom

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Founded in 2006, Lotus Bloom operated in shared space and under the fiscal sponsorship with Oakland Ready to Learn. Today, Lotus Bloom is an independent 501(c)(3) in a new location, operating with an all-volunteer Board of Directors and small part-time staff. Our centers serve over 400 families per year by offering early childhood programs, playgroups, literacy activities, and art programs at four high-need neighborhoods throughout Oakland.


Lotus Bloom is a multicultural organization that develops and provides innovative programs for inner-city children, youth and families. Through our creative programming, we seek to empower individuals to realize their full potential and transcend their dreams into reality. We provide arts, crafts, music, and literacy activities to help promote language development and early learning experiences. We are dedicated to working with diverse populations and seek to connect people of different backgrounds to work collaboratively.


Lotus Bloom offers many programs for both children and parents. Please check out our on-site programs as well as our off-site programs.

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Lotus Bloom Child & Family Resource Center

Thank you for supporting LOTUS BLOOM in the 24-hour East Bay Gives online fundraiser on May 5th. Your support will help us continue playgroups for low-income families in Oakland.

Welcome to Lotus Bloom, a child and family resource center located in Oakland, CA. We welcome families with children ages 0-5 to join our programs. Lotus Bloom has playgroups at seven sites throughout Oakland. Please visit our on-site programs located at 555 19th Street and off-site programs at FM Smith, Garfield Elementary School, Rainbow Recreation Center, Carmen Flores, Mosswood Park, and Room 2 Bloom/Castlemont. You and your child(ren) are welcome to enjoy our cozy space, warm staff, and collection of art, toys, and games. The daily schedule includes free play, art activities, circle time, a light snack, and physical activities. Lotus Bloom is a 510(c)(3) non-profit organization and we gladly accept donations to help keep our programs operating.


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