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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

Oakland Unite’s Lead Case Manager, Emilio Mena and Program Analyst, Sara Serin-Christ are quoted in the Oakland Local article “Ceasefire’s missing link: What about jobs?” by A. Scot Bolsinger. The article talks about the need for permanent employment opportunities for Ceasefire participants, and some of the challenges in finding them . “One of the hardest […]

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Welcome Home Loved Ones

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 […]

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Participant Success Story: Terrell

Terrell & Emilio Terrell is 32 years old and was born and raised in East Oakland. As a kid he loved to play sports and was always very active. However, his home life was unstable and he yearned for the finer things in life. Eventually he started hanging-out with the wrong crowd and doing illegal […]

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Finding Hope After Prison

This article speaks to powerful and productive lives that those with conviction histories can lead after completing life-changing reentry programs. Check it out: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/finding-hope-after-prison/Content?oid=4103383  

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Participant Success Story: Jabari

As a young child Jabari dealt with a lot of instability. After his mom passed away when he was eight years old he was moved around from foster home to foster home. “In the foster care system, as a foster child, support didn’t come easy,” said Jabari, “I never got the parental attention that I […]

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You Can Be a Change!

Oakland Unite Starts the Year Off with a Successful Training! Oakland Unite started the year off with an inspirational professional development training. On January 16th, Oakland Unite hosted acclaimed trainer, Larry Robbin, to present his training ” You Can Be a Change! How to Increase Employment Motivation in People in Reentry!” The event was a […]

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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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