What is the Sullivan Community Space?

Neill Sullivan - West Oakland Community-Focused Head of REO Homes

Neill Sullivan

Neill Sullivan is an entrepreneur and philanthropist that currently serves as the founder and president of REO Homes in Oakland. Outside of his professional work, Neill Sullivan is engaged in numerous charitable ventures, which includes promoting financial literacy and hosting free martial arts classes at the Sullivan Community Space.

Martial arts classes are just one of the many benefits of the Sullivan Community Space. Founded by Mr. Sullivan to serve the west Oakland community, the Sullivan Community Space offers free space for community members to meet and engage in recreational activities. The space maintains a particular focus on serving area youth.

To date, the primary use of the Sullivan Community Space has been to provide martial arts classes for local children. Martial arts benefits include improved health, discipline, and self-confidence among others. Classes are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and each class is designed for specific age groups. These groups include six to eight year olds, nine to 12 year olds, six to 12 year olds, and those 13 and older. The space is located at 1671 8th Street in Oakland, California. For additional information, visit www.sullivancommunityspace.com.

Diabetes and Sports Health (DASH) Camps

Diabetes and Sports Health pic

Diabetes and Sports Health
Image: dashcamp.org

Neill Sullivan has built a successful real estate investment business as the founder and current President of the Sullivan Management Company, LLC, SMC and REO Homes, LLC. His successes have given Neill Sullivan the opportunity to enjoy many of his favorite hobbies and interests, including supporting the Diabetes and Sports Health (DASH) program in West Oakland.

The DASH camp is for children between 6 and 18 years of age who are dealing with type 1 or 2 diabetes as well as those who have pre-diabetes. It offers weekend as well as weeklong camps with a goal of promoting growth in campers, family and staff.

The DASH program includes a wide range of sports activities, including dodgeball, basketball, football, baseball, soccer, and capture the flag as well as DASH Olympic Games. The camp also provides diabetes education to children and parents, including stress management and carbohydrate counting along with how to use music and art to find empowerment.