Enhancing the Fabric of the Family

Enhancing the Fabric of Family (E.F.F.)  Is designed to engage community members in discussions about positive development of youth as an Alcohol and other Drug prevention strategy. It is structured to re-establish an enhanced, healthy, well and whole family where the family is child centered and grounded in love, resulting in the family unit being the cause of the essential act of personal and collective preservation by.

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Leadership Development


Under the Enhancing the Fabric of Family program, the Youth Leadership Development program works with youth 11-17 years of age, and is designed to promote community advocacy through leadership development by helping youth to identify, understand, and utilize the best of their respective culture. The program provides structured activities that honor and strengthen family ties, and offers civic engagement projects that empower the youth to seek ways to address issues that are affecting the community as the leaders of our future.

Life’s Choices ...

This program is designed to work with young adults finishing high school and venturing into young adulthood with little no goals or plans for thier future. The mission is to instill ambition for an advanced education and or to draft a 'road map' for a career. To start the participants are taught to take ownership of their circumstances and current situations through structurally interlocking learning/development exercises that build on the application of cultural orientation and mutually reinforcing coaching techniques. Upon completion of this program, participants will have gained the ability to develop positive behaviors that will aid in the development of personal plans of self-sustainability and sufficiency. We offer vocational and character development training that will lead to gainful employment, in addition to educational resources for participants interested in continuing and/or furthering their academic career.

See What People Are Saying

" My kid isn't a bad person, he just didn't have a plan for his life after high school. Life's Choice's is helping have a plan to be successful and not just another Black Man aimlessly walking the streets".


Black Family Life and Culture, acknowledges no one agency or individual can service all the needs of the community. It truly "Take the Village". We practice that cultural tradition by listening to the Village tell us what their needs are. We have practiced that thru the following projects.

What People are Saying

"There is a need for mental health professionals that look like us, helping us"

African American Mental Health Wellness

HUB Design Project

Through funding from Alameda County Mental Health Service and the African American Steering Committee, Black Family Life & Culture, contracted a dynamic Research and Design Team, to research the issues of mental health in the African American community, design a conceptual model, and draft a recommendation for an African American Holistic Wellness HUB. We are proud of the work performed by the design team, and await the County's decision to fund implementation of the HUB.

Check back later for details and updates.

Voices from the Village

This project gave voice to the community and service providers to talk about what is needed and how the work being done in the community is making an impact on the health and wellness of youth and seniors, in Alameda County.

Narrated by: Dr. Wade W. Nobles , Founder,

Institute for the Advanced Study of Black Family Life & Culture