Oakland Unite in the News

Oakland Unite’s Grantee celebration was featured by the Bay Area News Group in an article written by Mike Blasky “Oakland celebrates the success of violence reduction programs.” To read the article click HERE. Blasky writes, “Officials say they’re taking a holistic approach to public safety, which means addressing root problems of violence — poverty, poor schools […]

Oakland Unite Hosts Grantee Celebration

Oakland Unite hosted an All Grantee Celebration on Thursday, June 25th.      The City of Oakland hosted a grantee celebration to honor Oakland Unite program participants who have demonstrated a commitment to transforming their lives, as well as to celebrate the dedication and hard work of all Oakland Unite grantee service providers over the […]

Oakland Civicorps Program Participant Honored as a Corpsmember of the Year by National Corps Network

Oakland Unite is a proud funder of Civicorps reentry employment program. Agencies such as Civicorps are working hard on a daily basis to help young people in Oakland overcome their trauma and reach their full potential as productive community members. The story of Harris Cox is a shinning example of the success of Civicorps’ approach. Twenty-four year […]

Bay Area Women Against Rape Receive Award

Oakland Unite’s partner agency Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR) received the Director’s Leadership Award (DCLA) from FBI San Francisco that recognized the dedicated work of the Sexually Exploited Minors (SEM) Program. Congratulations on this prestigious award! *Pat Mims of BAWAR and the Director’s Community Leadership Award. *Kenia Cervantes, Pat Mims and Anjana Kumar of […]

Oakland Unite Partner Agency MISSSEY in the News

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office launched an anti-child trafficking campaign in partnership with MISSSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth) and Clear Channel.  There are currently 65 billboards posted throughout the county targeting the entire community. There are also bus shelter posters that target kids who are being exploited and give them resources to get […]

U.S. Department of Justice Recognizes Oakland Unite

U.S. Department of Justice Recognizes Oakland Unite’s Juvenile Justice Program for Innovation   Oakland Unite’s Juvenile Justice strategy was recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice on November 13, 2013. For more information see the Department of Human Services Press Release: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/dhs/documents/pressrelease/oak044501.pdf To read the entire report click here.

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 […]

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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