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 […]

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.

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Join us on a Ceasefire Oakland/Lifelines to Healing Friday Community Night Walk.

Congratulations to the Youth Squad Leaders!

Congratulations to Oakland Unite’s Messengers4Change Youth Squad Leaders for the successful completion of Friday Summer Nights at the Parks events. These successful community programs would not have been possible without the dedication of the Youth Squad! The Friday Summer Nights at the Park Program attracted residents, families and children to the Willie Wilkins Park on 98th Avenue […]

Messengers4Change Parks Program 2013 Evaluation

The Friday Summer Nights at the Park Programs are in full swing! Check-out the evaluation data from Summer 2013 HERE.  

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Friday Summer Nights Programs Recognized

Oakland Unite’s Messengers4Change Friday Summer Nights in the Park programs in East Oakland and the Friday Night Live program in West Oakland were highlighted in Oakland Local. Simone Larson described the events as a great way to hang-out with neighbors and foster community. The article also highlights the positive evaluation data citing a drop in […]

Messengers4Change Parks Program Youth Squad Leaders Orientation

Oakland Unite’s Messengers4Change will kick-off the Friday Summer Nights at the Parks Program on July 11th. In preparation for the six week Friday nights event, on July 1, 2 and 3rd Messengers4Change hosted an orientation for its Youth Squad Leaders. The youth are hired through the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program to work at both Willie Wilkins […]

Friday Summer Nights at the Park Starting July 11th

Come out and join the fun at our two parks in East Oakland! The events will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday from July 11th-August 15th. Come enjoy free food, games, entertainment and raffles! Happy Summer!

More2Life Community Block Party – Saturday, July 20th 11-4pm

Friday Nights at the Park in East Oakland and West Oakland

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