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West Oakland Community Night Walks

If you are interested in participating in Community Night Walks in West Oakland please see the information below…

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Happy Holidays From Oakland Unite

Oakland Unite would like to wish all everyone Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Messengers4Change helped spread the holiday cheer through the Mayor’s Annual Toy Drive. On Saturday, December 19th more than 340 families received bags of gifts at Encompass School in East Oakland. Messengers4Change in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and Holy Names University […]

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Oakland Unite Final Funding Recommendations

After a rigorous Request for Proposals (RFP) process, and approval from the Safety and Services Oversight Commission, the Public Safety Committee, and Oakland City Council, Oakland Unite is excited to announce the final list of community-based organizations and public partners who will receive funding to provide violence prevention and intervention services in the City of […]

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Oakland Unite West Oakland Street Outreach RFP Coming Soon…

Oakland Unite is excited to announce that we will be releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the street outreach work in West Oakland in January. Please check our website for more information about applying in the New Year. If you would like to placed on our mailing list to hear about upcoming funding opportunities […]

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Sign-up to Participate in the Mayor’s Toy Drive

This year Oakland Unite’s Messengers4Change has partnered with Holy Names University to collect gifts for the Mayor’s Toy Drive. If you, or someone you know, is interested in signing-up to receive gifts from the Mayor’s Toy Drive please attend the sign-up event on Saturday, December 5th.

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Oakland Unite Participates in National Forum on Youth Violence in Baltimore

Last week, Oakland Unite staff, Street Outreach Workers, and community-based partners attended the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (OJJDP)’s National Forum of Youth Violence in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference focused on OJJDP’s strategy around community-based violence prevention.   *Part of our Oakland Team in Baltimore. Oakland Unite’s Violence Prevention Network Coordinator, Kevin Grant, was […]

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Job Opening with Oakland Unite in the City of Oakland

The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill a Case Manager I (Selective Certification – Violence Prevention) in the Oakland Unite Division within the Human Services Department.  The position provides case management services to high-risk youth and adults population, including individuals who are gang-involved and are on probation or parole. The incumbent will work […]

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Oakland Unite Receives Department of Justice Grants

Oakland Unite was awarded a new one-year Youth Violence Prevention Enhancement Project (YVPEP) grant for $281,880 from the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This grant will be used to support an on-going community engagement and assessment process towards the creation of a citywide strategic and comprehensive Violence Prevention and […]

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Friday Summer Nights Kick-Off a Huge Success

Last week the Messengers4Change Friday Summer Nights Programs kicked-off in East and West Oakland. Both events were hugely successful, with community members enjoying free food, entertainment, and the warm summer night. Mayor Libby Schaaf was able to visit both sites and spend time with the communities around Willie Wilkins Park in East Oakland, and Brockhurst Street in […]

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Friday Summer Nights Programs Set To Begin Friday, July 10th

On Friday, July 10th, Oakland Unite’s Messengers4Change will begin hosting the Friday Summer Nights Programs in East and West Oakland. These events are free, open to the public and offer free food, games, entertainment and raffles for all ages. The Friday Summer Nights Programs aim to change community norms around violence through community engagement and […]

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