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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Gun Violence Response

This strategy aims to intervene in the cycle of gun violence to save lives and support healing. Shooting and Homicide Response starts with community-based responders that connect with individuals and families at the hospital or in their homes and walk with them as they navigate crisis. Families and individuals will be connected to immediate resources […]

Community Healing

This strategy aims to lift up the wisdom of people closest to the violence and deepen their skills to promote healing through community-led outreach activities and events. This includes a grassroots mini-grant program to support innovative, community-based violence reduction projects.   Oakland Unite Contact: Jennifer Argueta. Roots Community Health Center  – Robyn Barron Building Opportunities […]

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