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Oakland Unite Participants Have Successful Career Summit

On Thursday, July 21, 2016 Oakland Unite young adult participants attended the Pathways to Success Boys & Men of Color Career Summit sponsored by LeadersUp, the City of Oakland, the California Endowment, My Brother’s Keeper, Urban Strategies  Council, and many other sponsors. The career summit hosted multiple employers, including Starbucks, Blue Apron, United Airlines, Macy’s […]

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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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Aim 4 Peace Basketball Tournament

On Saturday, June 13, Oakland Unite sponsored the 2nd Aim 4 Peace Tournament in partnership with the Oakland Leadership Center, trybe, and the YMCA. The Aim 4 Peace Tournament was a Season of Peace Event and included basketball games, free BBQ and a jumper for children. The goal of the event was to bring community members and […]

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Participant Success Story: Samson

Samson was raised in Oakland starting at the age of six years old. By the age of 14 he was living the street life and started going in and out of Juvenile Hall and group homes. When he turned 18 he continued down the wrong path, making bad choices that ultimately perpetuated the cycle of […]

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Oakland Unite in the News

In the her latest article, “Steps Toward Peace: Young men who are transforming their lives in Oakland,” Brenda Payton highlights two Oakland Unite program participants. Please read her article to hear the inspirational stories of these two young men. To read the complete article click HERE.

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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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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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Success Stories From Funded Agencies

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 DHS each spring: ALL NAMES ARE PSEUDONYMS TO PROTECT THE IDENTITY […]

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