Bringing Smiles to Kids’ Faces this Holiday Season

Oakland Unite’s Messengers4Change hosted a successful Toy Drive on Saturday, December 20th. Over 400 families came to pick-up their gifts from the Mayor’s Community Toy Drive. Toys were provided to 1,125 children, who were also treated to goodies and a visit from Santa, at the event. Thank you to all the Messengers4Change volunteers who helped make this […]

Congratulations TMC Graduates!

On Tuesday, December 16, ten Oakland Unite program participants graduated from a six month life skills course at The Mentoring Center (TMC). In this course the participants learned about critical thinking, anger management, and basic professional skills (like how to put on a tie). Upon graduation from the course all of the participants received a […]

Reflections on Oakland’s Healing Centers

Oakland Unite is honored to have supported Youth Uprising, Youth Employment Partnership, and Healthy Communities/Healthy Oakland in hosting Healing Centers after the verdict in Ferguson, Missouri was announced. The Healing Centers provided safe alternative locations for Oakland residents to share their reactions to the verdict, and included facilitators to promote productive dialogue. In West Oakland […]

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