Youth Impact Hub Oakland was founded in January 2013 out of a collaborative effort between three existing entities: Impact Hub Oakland, United Roots and Youth SEED. Impact Hub Oakland is a place for social entrepreneurs, change agents and innovators to connect, collaborate, imagine and create solutions for a better world. It is one of the newest members of the international Impact Hub network. United Roots has been serving the community as a media arts and youth healing space since 2010. United Roots provides a youth technology center, an extensive community network and a long track record of developing socially innovative youth programs in the Bay Area. Youth SEED, formally Ashoka’s Youth Venture San Francisco Bay Area, has been a local leader in youth social entrepreneurship since 2009. In 2016, Youth SEED combined forces with United Roots in order to collectively evolve Youth Impact Hub Oakland.