• Takalam Summer 2023 Schedule

    June 5th - July 20th, 2023


    Takalam is now a year round leadership and digital literacy program for Arab high school students to uplift voices for advocacy, representation, and civic engagement.


    Takalam Summer


    Takalam is co-sponsored by OUSD AAPISA, Arab Film & Media Institute, KDOL Youth Beat, and the Arab Resource & Organizing Center.


    OUSD students who complete the program will earn up to a $1,000 stipend.

    Thank you to Measure N and OFCY for funding ECCCO Internships!

    The program begins with one week of workshops led by the Arab Resource & Organizing Center on Arab American history and community leadership, followed by 6 weeks of intensive film making and animation with Youth Beat.

    AROC's Schedule

    • Week 1: Arab Youth Summer Leadership Institute (Location: 518 Valencia, SF, CA)
      • June 5th - June 9th 2023


    Youth Beat's Schedule

    • Youth Beat (Location: KDOL TV, 286 E 10th St., Oakland, CA 94606)
      • When: June 12th - July 20th, Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 12-5pm
      • Daily Schedule: Monday - Thursday 12pm-5pm
      • Session I: 12-12:35pm Family Groups
      • Session II: 12:40-2/2:30 Workshop
      • Break: 2:30- 3pm
      • Session III: 3-5pm Workshops Special Guests & Screenings


    NOTE: We provide Bus Passes & Snacks!


    OUSD ECCCO (Explore Career, College & Community Options) interns will attend Monday morning meetings 9:00am-11:30am with school site Work-Based Learning staff to support your internship experience and to build career development skills each week.


    For weeks 2-7, students will work with KDOL Youth Beat Future Filmmakers Program to create short films.


    Coordinator Contact Information

    OUSD - sabria.hassan@ousd.org

    Youth Beat - sagesse@youthbeat.org

    AROC - nour@araborganizing.org


    AROC Summer Institute (OPEN)

    Arab Youth Organizing (AYO!), the youth arm of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) is excited to announce our Bay Area Arab Youth Summer Institute! Arab youth will engage in programming to develop their leadership skills, build with community and celebrate Arab history and culture.


    Where: Summer institute will be in-person at 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA. Transportation support will also be available.


    When: It is scheduled for Monday June 5th - Friday June 9th from 10:00 am to 4:30pm.


    Who: The institute is for Arab youth ages 14-22. It is FREE of charge and breakfast and lunch will be provided.


    Deadline: deadline to apply is May 29.




    Youth Beat Summer Program (OPEN)

    For a complete description of all programs, please go to www.youthbeat.org/apply. If you have any further questions, you can email sagesse@youthbeat.org or antonia@youthbeat.org




    Checkout student videos made in Takalam 2019 Takalam 2018!