Oakland Unite in the News

In the her latest article, “Steps Toward Peace: Young men who are transforming their lives in Oakland,” Brenda Payton highlights two Oakland Unite program participants. Please read her article to hear the inspirational stories of these two young men. To read the complete article click HERE.

Healings Centers Set to Open Once the Ferguson Verdict is Released

The Ferguson verdict is set to be released in the near future. In anticipation, Oakland Unite has partnered with agencies in East, Central, and West Oakland to open Healing Centers. These Healing Centers will offer a safe, alternative space to talk about reactions to the verdict, and dialogue around how the verdict affects communities in […]

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Welcome Home Loved Ones

Our very own Violence Prevention Network Coordinator, Kevin Grant, was interviewed by the Oakland Center of Peace to discuss his thoughts on violence in Oakland. Oakland Center of Peace director, Sandhya Jha, joins Kevin on his way to an important meeting and gets this candid portrait of the everyday thoughts that guide Kevin’s approach to […]

Oakland Unite in the News!

This week Oakland Unite was featured in Brenda Payton’s series “Steps Toward Peace.” The article titled “Steps Toward Peace: Oakland Unite provides support services toward violence prevention” highlights the work of Oakland Unite’s Violence Prevention Network Coordinator, Kevin Grant, and Lead Case Manager, Emilio Mena. Emilio and Kevin in front of City Hall in Oakland. […]

The Holiday Season is Upon Us

To sign up for the Mayor’s Annual Toy Drive come to the 81st Avenue Library on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 11am-2pm. For information on what to bring please see the flyers below or click 2014 Toy Drive Sign up.

Oakland Unite Voices: Jabari

Please watch this short vignette about the accomplishments of Jabari, an Oakland Unite program participant. Click HERE to watch the longer Oakland Unite video.

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Oakland Voters Pass Measure Z

On November 4, 2014 the Oakland community came together and voted to pass the 2014 Public Safety Ballot Measure, Measure Z, with a resounding 77% of the votes. This landslide victory means that the Oakland Fire Department, Oakland Police Department and Oakland Unite, the city’s violence prevention and intervention programs, will continue to receive critical […]

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For Information About the New Public Safety Measure

Visit the City of Oakland’s Website: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/OAK048054 New Public Safety Ballot Measure 2014 (Measure Z) is on the ballot this November! For more information about the measure read the Measure Z Fact Sheet HERE.

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Oakland Unite Street Outreach Workers Featured

Jim O’Brien’s blog “In Oakland, help for the shunned, the wounded, the rejected and suspected” recognizes the important work that Oakland Unite’s street outreach teams are doing to interrupt violence in Oakland. Click HERE to read the blog and learn more about this important work.    

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