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Washington Burns

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Washington Burns

Executive Director
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement
health of West Oakland residents
community development in West Oakland
skill training and cultural programs
immunization programs
preventive health clinics
senior citizen wellness programs


Dr. Washington Burns is executive director of Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, a nonprofit center for community services, education, culture and development in West Oakland. The corporation was organized in 1995 in the Prescott district, an economically deprived and undeveloped community in West Oakland. It evolved out of the conceptual scheme for the adaptive re-use of the former Saint Joseph's Convent. The center offers an immunization and preventive health clinic as well as a senior wellness program.

920 Peralta Street
Oakland  California  94607
United States
Office Phone: 
(510) 208-5651
Office Fax: 
(510) 208-2801


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