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City Council of Oakland Recognizes OCYO

Oakland California Youth Outreach (OCYO) was recognized for their “services to Oakland youth and their commitment to the betterment of the City of Oakland.” OCYO is funded by Oakland Unite to do street outreach work in the violent hotspots in the City of Oakland. Oakland Unite wants to congratulate Oakland California Youth Outreach for this […]

Oakland Unite Street Outreach in the News

OAKLAND: Youth summits held in hopes of decreasing gang violence A program in Oakland Unite’s Street Outreach strategy was recently highlighted on KTVU Channel 2 news. The story focused on a street outreach worker, Akil Truso, and a group of youth from different parts of Oakland, who came together to discuss stopping the cycle of […]

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2013 Grantee Celebration and Awards Ceremony highlights

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, […]

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Improving Public Safety Town Hall Meetings — Thursday, May 9th

  Short-Term Strategies, Long-Term Solutions: Improving Public Safety in Oakland –  Mayor Jean Quan and the City of Oakland will host the next in a series of town hall meetings seeking input from neighborhoods across the city on public safety priorities to incorporate into a comprehensive crime reduction and suppression strategic plan. Led by Strategic Policy Partnership, […]

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Oakland Unite in the Media

Oakland Unite has been on the radio twice recently with KQED Forum in discussions of gun violence.   Listen to Oakland Unite grantee representative Cindy Hill-Ford of Catholic Charities of the East Bay describe how Oakland Unite is working to reduce homicides and shootings in Oakland, as part of a KQED Forum radio show, “Living […]

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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 […]

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CYO Mediates Violent Conflict through Oakland Street Outreach

California Youth Outreach (CYO), supported by Oakland Unite, provides services to high risk youth and young adults in Central and East Oakland. Through street outreach in targeted hot spots, trained CYO staff members get to know young people and are able to offer them case management services and conflict mediation to prevent the escalation of […]

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Crisis Response

The Violent Incident & Crisis Response strategy aims to reduce the impacts of exposure to violence or re-victimization through individual and community support.

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