About Us


The Seneca-Babcock Community Association, Inc. is committed to developing and enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Lovejoy district, including at-risk youth, adults, families and seniors. Our goal is to deliver a strong sense of empowerment through participation in education, economic, social and health related programs.


We envision West Oakland to continue as a thriving community with a proud history, where people are informed, connected, engaged, and empowered to shape their future. To realize this vision, the West Oakland Youth Center (WOYC) serves  as the growing comprehensive transitional aged youth center in West Oakland, where youth and young adults learn together and become change agents for the community.


  1. Focus: working with historically underserved, promising youth, adults and senior citizens
  2. Integrity: keeping our promise to youth, young adults, senior citizens and the community
  3. Collaboration: working together to solve problems in our community 
  4. Accountability: being responsive to youth, young adults, senior citizens, their families and the community
  5. Leadership Development: being community driven and developing future leaders
  6. Relevance: being culturally relevant and using best practices to serve the community
  7. Sustainability: strong leadership, capable staff, quality programs and abundant resources