Groups and organizations serving the Bay Area's Black communities

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JULY 25: Street art in support of Black Lives Matter covers boarded up store fronts on July 25, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Natasha Moustache/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

During Black History Month, KTVU is turning its attention to some of the organizations connected to Black communities in the Bay Area. 

The groups have a variety of missions. They provide direct services to African Americans and people of color in the areas of culture, education, health and more. 

Each Tuesday in February, KTVU will highlight a different organization that deserves your support.

If you'd like to donate to their effort, click the links below.

The Hidden Genius Project: Trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. Through our student-centered, project-based approach, we invest in young Black men, give them access to technology training, and plug them into an ecosystem of innovation and empowerment. 

Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness: Building a healthier community since 1986, Rafiki Coalition for Health & Wellness is a community organization that helps residents maximize their health and wellness. Rafiki’s holistic, integrated approach to wellness aims to improve people’s lives by reducing health inequities that impact the Black/African American community and other underserved groups in San Francisco. 

Destiny Arts Center: This cultural institution has been in Oakland for more than 30 years. Destiny's "movement arts" program includes hip hop dance, African dance, and martial arts. It's designed for young people to express themselves and build an inclusive community.

African American Community Service Agency: The ACSA, founded in 1978, is one of the only African American cultural centers in the Silicon Valley. Its mission is to provide quality educational, cultural, social and recreational programs, services and activities in order to perpetuate and strengthen African American identity, culture, values, traditions, knowledge and family life,