Social Justice Collective Fellowship

Developing Leaders with Lived Experience To Fight Social, Racial, and Economic Inequity

At a time when communities of color are fighting to have their voices heard, the SJC Fellowship is developing new leaders who have personal experience in the justice system — predominantly Black and Brown men and women. The Fellowship provides a 20-week series of trainings designed to educate, inspire, and train new leaders.

BOSS FIGHTS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

“In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies,

but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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BOSS believes that your destiny shouldn’t be determined by your zip code or the color of your skin.

Clean Streets and Second Chances

Clean Streets and Second Chances

The Clean City Community Restoration Team is a transitional work opportunity in the BOSS Career Training and Employment Center (CTEC). Team members are building new lives for themselves, while helping keep Oakland clean! With funding from Alameda County Probation,...

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Love From The Community Made Warm Holidays

Love From The Community Made Warm Holidays

Thanks to generous BOSS supporters and community members, BOSS was able to provide gifts, warm coats, food, and other resources for families and individuals in need across Alameda County. From Thanksgiving through Christmas, BOSS was contacted by individuals and...

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Daeshawn Thomas – Carving a New Path

Daeshawn Thomas – Carving a New Path

Daeshawn has experienced more challenges at age 21 than many of us have experienced in two or three times as many years – yet he is determined to overcome them and chart a new path. Daeshawn is one of the beneficiaries of the Returning Citizens Stimulus (RCS)* program...

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Meet Antwain Ramsey – CTEC’s 2020 Valedictorian

Meet Antwain Ramsey – CTEC’s 2020 Valedictorian

Antwain Ramsey recalled the phone call he received from his sister just minutes after meeting his probation officer. Having just been released “with no direction,” she told him if he wanted a bed to go to the Career Training and Employment Center (CTEC) and talk to...

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CTEC – Going Strong and Growing

CTEC – Going Strong and Growing

Last month, the BOSS Career Training and Employment Center (CTEC) had an unusually high number of individuals enroll in the program. Typically, CTEC enrolls between 18-25 individuals per month – last month, they enrolled 28 individuals. Not only that, they measured...

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2020 CTEC Graduation

2020 CTEC Graduation

ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA – On Friday, October 23, 2020, the community gathered virtually to celebrate reentry participants in the BOSS CareerTraining and Employment Center (CTEC) who have done the hard work of building new skills and finding living wage work – no easy...

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CTEC Graduation 2020 – Oct 23

CTEC Graduation 2020 – Oct 23

Join us in celebrating our 2020 CTEC graduating class!Fri, Oct 23, 6pm Virtual Celebration *RSVP to Sonja Fitz for link*COVID 19 and its effects on the economy have made it harder than ever for justice involved individuals -- disproportionately black and brown...

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Angela Jeter – Social Justice Collective Fellow

Angela Jeter – Social Justice Collective Fellow

Angela arrived in the East Bay in January, after being released from jail in Nevada. She was referred to the BOSS Career Training and Employment Center (CTEC) by her Probation officer, and began participating in CTEC groups and classes. When the pandemic hit, CTEC...

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