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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

Civicorps in the News

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/dhs/documents/pressrelease/oak044501.pdf To read the entire report click here.

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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, […]

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