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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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Friday Summer Nights Program Kick-off July 8th

Oakland Unite’s Messengers4Change Friday Summer Nights Program Starting This Week On Friday, July 8th, Oakland Unite’s Messengers4Change will begin hosting the Friday Summer Nights Programs in East and West Oakland. These events are free, open to the public and offer free food, games, entertainment and raffles for all ages. The Friday Summer Nights Programs aim […]

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Friday Summer Nights Kick-Off a Huge Success

Last week the Messengers4Change Friday Summer Nights Programs kicked-off in East and West Oakland. Both events were hugely successful, with community members enjoying free food, entertainment, and the warm summer night. Mayor Libby Schaaf was able to visit both sites and spend time with the communities around Willie Wilkins Park in East Oakland, and Brockhurst Street in […]

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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  

Oakland Unite Voices: J’Shaun

Check-out this short video featuring an Oakland Unite youth participant sharing his personal success story by clicking HERE. To watch the longer Oakland Unite informational video click HERE.

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Congratulations to the Youth Squad Leaders!

Congratulations to Oakland Unite’s Messengers4Change Youth Squad Leaders for the successful completion of Friday Summer Nights at the Parks events. These successful community programs would not have been possible without the dedication of the Youth Squad! The Friday Summer Nights at the Park Program attracted residents, families and children to the Willie Wilkins Park on 98th Avenue […]

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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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