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Youth UpRising offers Oakland’s youth relief from pandemic hunger, anxiety and boredom

The pandemic has upset the equilibrium of many nonprofits, forcing some to curtail services, cut employees’ pay and even resort to layoffs as they canceled in-person fundraisers. But there’s a tiny organization in East Oakland that appears to be weathering the storm: Youth UpRising garnered enough funding in the previous fiscal year to avoid axing any of its staff, says chief executive officer Y’Anad Burrell.