JABC Projects + History
Since our founding in 2005, JABC has implemented many neighborhood projects including: murals and mosaics by local artists, traffic calming and storm drain street murals and a native plant garden. JABC works in partnership with the City of Oakland, Keep Oakland Beautiful, The Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC), the Unity Council and Fruitvale Resiliency Project, as well as local schools, including Lazear and Ascend and the senior living community, Phoenix Commons. We convene for three annual work days: Creeks to Bay Day in Sept., Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Jan, and Earth Day in April. We organize Open Studios, twice a year, as well as other neighborhood gatherings, events and project days.
Jingletown Environment and Historical Attributes
Jingletown is a neighborhood built on what was once the wetlands where Sausal Creek runs into the Estuary. It is also a neighborhood with deep industrial history, including the Del Monte and Cottonmill factories and metalworking warehouses. We are a diverse community of all ages from children through seniors, willing volunteers, artists, and concerned and dedicated citizens. Collectively we are focused on the health, safety and beautification of our neighborhood while emphasizing environmental concerns of living in a formerly industrial, tidal estuary region.
Read a history of Jingletown Arts