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Kevin Grant Honored with California Peace Prize

Oakland Unite’s Violence Prevention Coordinator, Kevin Grant, honored by The California Wellness Foundation as one of its three 20th Annual California Peace Prize Honorees. In Los Angeles on December 12th, The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) will present the Annual California Peace Prize and award $25,000 to Kevin Grant, Violence Prevention Coordinator. Other honorees are Elder […]

The Way Out

The Way Out is an initiative supported by Oakland Unite, with additional funding from an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (OJJDP) grant.  The Way Out will be sharing a series of Public Service Announcements developed with One Bay Creative that address the serious problem of street violence in Oakland. Here is an exclusive preview. […]

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Youth Radio Wins Award

One of Oakland Unite’s longstanding program partners, Youth Radio, was awarded the nation’s highest honor for youth arts programs at the White House on Monday the 19th of November. Student representative Shyra Gums joined Senior Producer Nishat Kurwa to accept the award from First Lady Michelle Obama. “The 2012 awardees demonstrate the power that comes […]

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CYO Mediates Violent Conflict through Oakland Street Outreach

California Youth Outreach (CYO), supported by Oakland Unite, provides services to high risk youth and young adults in Central and East Oakland. Through street outreach in targeted hot spots, trained CYO staff members get to know young people and are able to offer them case management services and conflict mediation to prevent the escalation of […]

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Juvenile Justice Center Wraparound Services

Restorative Justice Welcome and Re-entry Circles for a student returning to Ralph Bunche High School from the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center (JJC – juvenile hall) is shown in this video. Re-entry Circles are an important part of how youth returning from juvenile hall can successfully transition back into a normal school environment. The JJC/OUSD […]

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