East Oakland Boxing Association (EOBA) 

Complete Address

816 98th Avenue Oakland  CA 94603  


(510) 569-7808 

General Email Address  
Description The EOBA provides an after school and summer "Smart Moves" program that includes homework tutoring, mentoring, sports, arts and crafts, computer lab, service learning projects, health and nutrition workshops, field trips and gardening.
The EOBA also serves as a youth employment/training site. 
Days Open see below 
Duration Year Round 
Ages 13-18 
Fees No 
Accessibility Wheelchair access 
Languages Spoken  
Nearby Bus Lines  
Nearby BART Stops  
Other Locations?  
Volunteer Opportunities?  
Leadership Opportunities? Education, Social and Recreational 

This organization is listed in the Youth Services Directory.


The EOBA was founded in 1987 by Stanley Garcia (1940-2010), a former professional boxer and long-time Oakland resident. While the center of activities is boxing, the EOBA has always put a focus on growing the kids. When the gym first opened in 1987, there was boxing equipment but computers as well—homework came first. 1 The organization has since expanded to include academic help, gardening, cooking, art, field trips, and more. The kids get a meal every day, and they learn to cook it. 2

Frank Rose was a long-time board chair and chief fundraiser for the EOBA.

Links and References

  1. Friends, family, and proteges pay tribute to East Oakland Boxing Association founder Oakland North February 6, 2010
  2. Thinking outside the boxing ring in East Oakland KALW April 20, 2012