Community Programs

Our community is a busy, fun and educational environment before, during, and after the school day. EBI students and non-EBI students, from around the Bay area, have the opportunity to participate in an array of extracurricular programs at EBI that enrich their lives and support them in exploring their own personal interests. For more information on any of these programs, please contact the EBI Community Programs Office at (link sends e-mail)

Enrichment Classes

EBI offers a variety of enrichment classes in Spanish and English during the school year that provide EBI and non-EBI students with the opportunity to engage in structured choice activities that encourage them to explore their own creativity and interests. These enrichment classes vary from session to session and expose children to a variety of experiences that help them to discover new talents and skills.

Enrichment class prices may vary whether a child is enrolled in the Unlimited 5-Day or Unlimited 3-Day EBI Aventura option.

To find out more information about the enrichment classes, schedule and cost - click here (link is external)

2019-20 Enrichment Session Dates (link is external)

Fall September 16 - November 15   (No Class - Oct. 14, Oct. 21 - 25)
Winter January 13 - March 13 (No Class - Jan 20, Feb 14 - 21)
Spring March 23 - May 29 (No Class - April 13 - 17, May 25)

Non-EBI Pre-Kinder students must have medical/emergency forms on file by the first day of class in order to attend programs. Please click here to download the PK forms. (link is external)

Completed forms can be submitted to or in person to the Alcatraz Campus receptionist.

After-School Spanish Language Immersion Program

EBI's After-School Spanish Language Immersion Program is specifically designed for non-EBI students and schools that wish to offer a Spanish language immersion program.

Fall Session: September 3 - November  7
Winter Session: December 3 - February  20
Spring Session: March 3 - May 14

Each session is a 10-week program held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. This cost is $550 for one 10-week session or $1600 for all three 10-week sessions.

Our after-school full-immersion Spanish language classes build confidence, motivate students and enhance their language skills. They have two different sections and levels, and children are grouped together by their level of Spanish comprehension. Upper level students learn written Spanish as well. Each class incorporates art, storytelling, games,music and multimedia activities.

Please note:

  • EBI will provide snacks.
  • Parking for these classes is located in our parking lot on the left side of the church located next to the school.
  • The instructors will email the class details to all of the families the week before the first day of class of each session. If you do not receive this communication, please contact us at

School Year Camps

EBI's school year camps are filled with fun and exciting activities in Spanish!

Our school year camps are carefully designed with the interests and developmental needs of our campers. The theme of each camp is different, but they all include an array of activities such as storytelling, arts, crafts, culinary arts, games, sports and field trips. Plus, they provide EBI and non-EBI students the opportunity to meet new friends!

Our school year camps are held during the EBI school breaks in October, January, February and April

  • Our school year camps are held during the EBI school breaks in October, January, February and April
  • All school year camps are located at our Alcatraz Campus, 410 Alcatraz Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94609

Our 2019-20 School Year Camps for Pre-K to 4th Grade!

Each camp is packed with fun for every camper and incorporates art, sports, and plenty of outdoor play. At EBI, campers learn Spanish through experience!

Day of the Dead

Through storytelling, craft art, cooking and games, campers will explore the history and tradition of the holiday and how it is celebrated across different Latin American cultures.

Last Day to Register: October 17

​​​​​​​**Sign-ups that occur after this date will automatically be charged an additional 10%.

Kids Night Out

Calling all pre-kinder and lower school students! Come in your pajamas and join us for a fun night of games, snacks and a movie in Spanish! Kids Night Out is open to EBI and non-EBI students!

Where: 410 Alcatraz Avenue, Oakland, 94609

When: 6-9 p.m. every first Friday of the month!

Our Menu (most of the time)
Sparkling water   |   Pizza   |   Pop-corn 

One child $35   |   Two siblings $30 per child   |   3-6 siblings $25 per child

Our Aventura after-school program is not included in the price of Kids Night Out. To use our Aventura drop-in or pre-paid care, you must be an EBI student and pre-registered in the Aventura program. Drop-in Aventura students must also give 24 hours advance notice to request a space in the program for that given day.

Non-EBI pre-kinder students and incoming EBI students must fill the emergency form listed below and send it to Please click here to download the PK forms (link is external).


Free Spanish Storytime

Join us for a morning of stories, songs and fun at EBI! Our free Spanish Storytime is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. It is open to Spanish and non-Spanish speakers, and all children must attend with an adult. During the school year, we offer our free Spanish Storytime on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00-10:30 a.m. at EBI's Alcatraz Campus. 

Upcoming Free Spanish Storytime Events:
September 14
October 12
November 9
December 14
January 11
(None in February)
March 14
(None in April)
May 9
June 13

The address is 410 Alcatraz Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609. Both EBI and non-EBI children are welcome to attend. No pre-registration is required. We hope to see you there!

Meet Our Director

Erica Castro
Community Programs Director

Erica was born in Oakland and raised in El Salvador. There she earned a BA in Social Work and a certification in Peace Education. She developed extensive knowledge and experience in comprehensive education while working in community programs for youth development for sixteen years in El Salvador.

She joined the staff of EBI in the summer of 2016 when she returned to California with her husband Gustavo. In her spare time, she loves cooking, gardening and spending time with her family. Erica is passionate about being able to support the development of the “whole student” with her team in community programs.

Erica Castro

Community Programs Director