Distance Learning While Homeless

Distance Learning While Homeless

At about 10 am on a recent Wednesday, Jon-Mychal, the Teacher in the BOSS Children’s Learning Center (CLC), set up a table outside in the courtyard at Ursula Sherman Village (USV). USV is BOSS’s emergency shelter program in West Berkeley for families and individuals...
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,...
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...
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...