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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Oakland Unite Featured on Bay Area Focus

Oakland Unite’s Violence Prevention Network Coordinator, Kevin Grant, and Community Engagement Coordinator, Jennifer Argueta were interviewed on the KBCW’s Bay Area Focus. They spoke about Oakland Unite’s Crisis Response and Support Network, as well as community events such as the Friday summer nights event Peace in the Parks. To watch the complete interview check-out the […]

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Oakland Unite Hosts Prop 47 Professional Development Training

Oakland Unite hosted an interesting professional development training “Proposition 47: Remove the Felony, Remove the Barrier.” Presenter, Hillary Blout, from Californians for Safety and Justice (http://www.safeandjust.org/) shared important information about the implementation of Prop 47 and its benefits. To learn more about Prop 47 please visit http://myprop47.org/ To see the PowerPoint used in this training click […]

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Oakland Unite in the News!

This week Oakland Unite was featured in Brenda Payton’s series “Steps Toward Peace.” The article titled “Steps Toward Peace: Oakland Unite provides support services toward violence prevention” highlights the work of Oakland Unite’s Violence Prevention Network Coordinator, Kevin Grant, and Lead Case Manager, Emilio Mena. Emilio and Kevin in front of City Hall in Oakland. […]

Check out the NEW Oakland Unite Video!

Oakland Unite reduces violence by coordinating the collaboration of violence prevention programs funded by Measure Y and other funding sources in order to reach those at the center of community violence, build strong relationships and ultimately help make a healthier and safer Oakland. This video captures the important aspects of our work here at Oakland […]

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Success Stories From 2013

Building on positive assets and resilience in individuals, families and communities drives the work of direct services that are at the core of all Oakland Unite violence prevention programs. These efforts are best illustrated by grantee organization success stories that are reported back to the Human Service Department each spring: ALL NAMES ARE PSEUDONYMS TO PROTECT […]

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