BOSS 3rd Annual Rising Stars Youth Leadership Gala

THURSDAY JUNE 2, 2016 – Every year BOSS, in partnership with Berkeley High School, Berkeley Youth Alternatives and Berkeley Technical Academy, recognize the accomplishments of a group of very special local youths, through the Rising Stars Youth Leadership Gala. These … Continued

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Community Picnic in West Oakland!

Please join BOSS and our partners for a very special Community Building/Stop the Violence picnic in West Oakland on Memorial Day, May 30th, 2016! To donate, volunteer, or get more information, please contact Dennis McCray, Director of Education & Employment … Continued


BOSS 45th Anniversary Celebration!

This year is the 45th Anniversary of BOSS so we are throwing a party! Invitees include First Lady Michelle Obama, California Governor Jerry Brown, and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf! There will be finger foods and a light beverage service, as … Continued


Team BOSS: We’re In A Marathon! Join Us?

Everywon is hosting a half-marathon and 5k race in Oakland & Berkeley and BOSS is a featured organization! WHEN: Sunday, July 24th WHAT: A Half-Marathon and a 5K WHY: According to the Everywon website:¬†Everywon is a community improvement running events … Continued


April Showers = Blanket Drive!

Every winter BOSS needs blankets, but with this being an El Nino year, the need is even greater! Colder weather and more rain equals an increased need. BOSS goes through blankets rapid-fire in our shelter and housing programs, and giving … Continued