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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 Voices: King J

Here is the latest vignette from Oakland Unite, “Oakland Unite Voices: King J.” To watch the video on YouTube click HERE. To watch the longer informational video about Oakland Unite click HERE.  

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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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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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Oakland Street Outreach Training

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 […]

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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 Street Outreach in the News

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 […]

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Oakland Street Outreach Training

On Thursday, March 5th, the Oakland Street Outreach teams from Healthy Communities/Healthy Oakland and Oakland California Youth Outreach came together to for a professional development training around team building. The training was lead by DB Bedford and focused on identifying individual personality types and how to work effectively with different personality types on the same […]

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