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.
Messengers4Change Friday Summer Nights Program Successful in East and West Oakland Friday Summer Nights 2015 Program was an overall success that was made extra special by the personal connections made during the events in East and West Oakland. The Friday Summer Nights events were hosted at Willie Wilkins Park on 98th Ave. in East Oakland and at […]
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 […]
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 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 Unite hosted a three day training for Oakland Street Outreach Workers from Wednesday, April 22 to Friday, April 24. The three day training was held at Oakland’s City Hall. The Oakland Street Outreach Workers from Healthy Oakland and Oakland California Youth Outreach attended the training that focused on team and capacity building. The Street Outreach […]
Recently, reporter A. Scot Bolsinger from Oakland Local spent an evening with the Oakland Street Outreach Team in West Oakland. Oakland Unite is a proud funder of Healthy Communities/Healthy Oakland, that runs street outreach in West Oakland, as well as Oakland California Youth Outreach that runs street outreach in Central and East Oakland. Bolsinger wrote […]
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 […]
On Thursday, April 25, 2013 Oakland Unite hosted a celebration for the programs and participants. At least one staff representative from each organization in the Oakland Unite community were in attendance. The event was held at the West Oakland Senior Center, 1724 Adeline Street. Slide 1-2: Sara Bedford gave an introduction, as did Jose Dorado, […]
The Violent Incident & Crisis Response strategy aims to reduce the impacts of exposure to violence or re-victimization through individual and community support.