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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The Life Coaching/Intensive Case Management strategy provides funding to re-direct the highest risk youth and young adults in Oakland towards healthy participation in their families and communities through coaching and mentoring, system navigation, advocacy, and connection to needed resources.
The Education & Economic Self-Sufficiency strategy connects the highest risk youth and young adults with employment through skills and job readiness training, education support, job placement, and strengthening relationships with employers.