Successful Friday Summer Nights 2015

Messengers4Change Friday Summer Nights Program Successful in East and West Oakland Friday Summer Nights 2015 Program was an overall success that was made extra special by the personal connections made during the events in East and West Oakland. The Friday Summer Nights events were hosted at Willie Wilkins Park on 98th Ave. in East Oakland and at […]

Oakland Civicorps Program Participant Honored as a Corpsmember of the Year by National Corps Network

Oakland Unite is a proud funder of Civicorps reentry employment program. Agencies such as Civicorps are working hard on a daily basis to help young people in Oakland overcome their trauma and reach their full potential as productive community members. The story of Harris Cox is a shinning example of the success of Civicorps’ approach. Twenty-four year […]

Oakland Unite In The News

Oakland Unite Recognized for Innovative Practices to Reduce Youth Recidivism Recently Oakland Unite and the Juvenile Justice Center and Oakland Unified School District Wraparound strategy was recognized once again for their innovation. Through hard work and determination Oakland Unite and its collaborative partners were able to create a database that includes the sharing of Juvenile […]

U.S. Department of Justice Recognizes Oakland Unite

U.S. Department of Justice Recognizes Oakland Unite’s Juvenile Justice Program for Innovation   Oakland Unite’s Juvenile Justice strategy was recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice on November 13, 2013. For more information see the Department of Human Services Press Release: To read the entire report click here.

Gang Prevention Presentation

Oakland Unite’s Focused Youth Services include Gang Prevention. Our gang prevention network of funded agencies gave a presentation about their services at a recent Measure Y  Violence Prevention and Public Safety Oversight Committee meeting. The presenters included Monica Vaughan, Director of the Office of Alternative Education, OUSD, Geoffrey Godfrey, Executive Director of California Youth Outreach, Oakland, and Danyelle Marshall, […]

2013 Grantee Celebration and Awards Ceremony highlights

On Thursday, April 25, 2013 Oakland Unite hosted a celebration for the programs and participants. At least one staff representative from each organization in the Oakland Unite community were in attendance.  The event was held at the West Oakland Senior Center, 1724 Adeline Street. Slide 1-2: Sara Bedford gave an introduction, as did Jose Dorado, […]

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Improving Public Safety Town Hall Meetings — Thursday, May 9th

  Short-Term Strategies, Long-Term Solutions: Improving Public Safety in Oakland –  Mayor Jean Quan and the City of Oakland will host the next in a series of town hall meetings seeking input from neighborhoods across the city on public safety priorities to incorporate into a comprehensive crime reduction and suppression strategic plan. Led by Strategic Policy Partnership, […]

Youth Radio Wins Award

One of Oakland Unite’s longstanding program partners, Youth Radio, was awarded the nation’s highest honor for youth arts programs at the White House on Monday the 19th of November. Student representative Shyra Gums joined Senior Producer Nishat Kurwa to accept the award from First Lady Michelle Obama. “The 2012 awardees demonstrate the power that comes […]

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Juvenile Justice Center Wraparound Services

Restorative Justice Welcome and Re-entry Circles for a student returning to Ralph Bunche High School from the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center (JJC – juvenile hall) is shown in this video. Re-entry Circles are an important part of how youth returning from juvenile hall can successfully transition back into a normal school environment. The JJC/OUSD […]

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