Gameheads is Recruiting for the 2018 Year!!!

By |November 14th, 2017|

Gameheads, a tech justice program with a game development, design and DevOps focus, is recruiting for the new year!


We will be launching our next training program in January 2018, and we are looking for young people ages 15-24 to join our current cohort of aspiring video game developers, artists, beat makers, poets and storytellers, code enthusiasts and […]

Gameheads is launching our #WhyWePlay campaign

By |November 6th, 2017|

Hello Friends!


Thank you for continuing to be a part of Gameheads. Your ongoing support and participation is deeply appreciated.


As you know, our goal at Gameheads is to get youth of color (ages 11-25) and low-income youth excited and ready for careers in technology and electronic entertainment, enroll in postsecondary education and prepare for careers in […]

Gameheads Second Annual Student Showcase

By |September 13th, 2017|

To our friends and family,


This past Saturday, more than 200 people joined Gameheads students, staff, board, and mentors at Impact Hub Oakland to celebrate the genius of our young game devs and champion tech inclusion. Thank you to all who came out to our Second Annual Student Showcase!


The event was was an outstanding success: seven […]


By |July 24th, 2017|

Gameheads is looking to hire 2-3 instructors (Game Design and Music Production) for our Gameheads Middle School classes in both Richmond and Oakland. This is an ideal position for a college student, recent grad or a person trying to pick up extra hours during after school hours. Applicants can inquire or apply at damon@gameheadsoakland.org
Instructor – Video […]

Student Spotlight: Kai Nyame

By |June 12th, 2017|

Which school do you go to and what year are you in?

I am a graduating senior at Oakland Technical High School (Note: Kai has officially graduated from Oakland Tech. Congratulations, Kai!!!).


What are your plans after high school?

I am headed to the University of Southern California to get a Bachelors of Arts in Interactive Media and […]

Student Spotlight: Daniel Padilla, aka, “The Mathlete”

By |April 25th, 2017|

School and year:

Second year at the College of Alameda. Accepted to several University of California schools, including UC Santa Barbara, to study mathematics for fall 2017.


Name your favorite video game(s):

“The Last of Us,” by Naughty Dog. I really love the story and the game play. It’s one of the only games I’ve ever finished that […]

Mission accomplished: Gameheads Boot Camp at EBIA Intersession

By |March 2nd, 2017|

Last week, Gameheads offered game design training to 28 students at East Bay Innovation Academy as a part of their 2017 Intersession workshop series. Our middle school instructor, Hope Lehman, spent the week training students using Scratch and GameSalad to create culturally relevant video games, and we were thrilled with the entire experience.


During the week, […]

Our 2017 Year is Well Underway

By |March 2nd, 2017|

In 2016, we started the year off with 22 tech zealots, digital rebels and multimedia mavericks. This year, we are kicking off our Gameheads Classic 2017 program with 40 students, and we expect to add a few more in the coming weeks.


In short, Gameheads is growing.


Class of 2017 is a hungry bunch and, collectively, they […]

Student Spotlight: Ciarra Matthews

By |March 1st, 2017|

At Gameheads, we believe we have the best students of any tech program in the Bay Area. Therefore, starting this month we will be doing a monthly column called Student Spotlights. This month we want to honor one of our vets, Ciarra Matthews who has been having a phenomenal 2017 year. Ciarra is the Art […]

Gameheads Middle School Program on Display at After School All Stars Launch Event

By |February 10th, 2017|

Our youngest Gameheads dazzled the hearts and minds of After School All Stars (ASAS) Bay Area Launch Event guests on February 2nd at the Museum of Children’s Art. Four of our students from the Gameheads Claremont Middle School Program demoed their games for parents, peers, staff, and funders.


Seetia Akpawu, an 8th grader, shared his […]