BOSS 45th Anniversary


Media Contact Information:

To schedule an interview with BOSS or for more information on our programs or success stories, please contact one of the following at 510.649.1930:

Donald Frazier, Executive Director
510.649.1930 x 1012

Sonja Fitz, Director of Development & Marketing
510.649.1930 x 1008


BOSS Annual Reports:

BOSS AR 2016-2017

BOSS AR 2014-2015

BOSS AR 2013-2014


Press Clippings and Videos:


Story on BOSS Fair Chance Hiring event, April 18, 2019

KCBS radio story



Oakland Post article on BOSS CTEC Graduation, November 2, 2018

Oakland Post 2018 article


Laney Tower article on BOSS Graduation, November 8, 2018

Graduation 2018 article


KBLX with BOSS Executive Director Donald Frazier, July 7, 2018

Interview with Sterling James


The Aunt Bertha Blog, January 5th, 2018

From Homes to Horses: How Service Providers Made a Difference in 2017



East Bay Times, September 11th, 2017

Opinion: Second chance is vital part of criminal rehabilitation process


KTVU Bay Area Channel 2, August 10th, 2017

A Day in the Life: The Mandolphs


East Bay Times, March 3rd, 2017

Oakland: Ex-offenders find a place in workforce


KTVU Bay Area Channel 2, February 24th, 2017

Graduation day for former inmates and poor at Alameda County jobs program



Viewpoint Radio, October 23rd, 2016

Donald Frazier, Executive Director


Oakland North, September 28th, 2016

BOSS Graduates Celebrate Changing Their Own Lives


Berkeleyside, July 28th 2016

Op-ed: Confronting the causes and solutions of mass homelessness


Berkeleyside, July 22nd 2016

Op-ed: Not in my front yard: Cuts to downtown services threaten basic quality of life for the homeless


ABC News, July 2016:

BOSS hosts employment initiative for local teens


Berkeleyside, June 29th 2016:

“Homelessness in Berkeley: An Overview”


Berkeleyside, June 2016:

Rising Stars Program Recognizes 20 Exceptional Youth


Berkeley Times, May 2016:

3rd annual B.O.S.S. Rising Stars Youth Leadership Gala — June 2


Oakland Magazine, March 2016:

Who’s the BOSS Now?


The Laney Tower, March 3, 2016:

Facing Homeless Head-On – The Homeless Issue, Part 2


The Laney Tower, February 18, 2016:

The Homeless Issue


Oakland North, February 23, 2016:

“BOSS and Albany High School Students host homeless resource fair in Oakland”


Berkeleyside, February 11, 2016:

“Op-Ed: Berkeley latest homelessness recommendations are a lackluster response to a true emergency”



Contra Costa Times, Dec. 10, 2015:

“Castro Valley: Emergency warming center proposed ”


Berkeleyside, Aug. 27, 2015:

“IKEA donates ‘makeover’ to shelter for homeless families”


The Daily Californian, June 10, 2015:

“Berkeley City Council restores funds for community’s homeless, children, youth services”


Contra Costa Times, June 5, 2015:

Berkeley Students Awarded for Endurance


Contra Costa Times, April 1, 2015:

“Alameda County programs break cycle of incarceration through employment”


San Jose Mercury News media center, April 1, 2015

“Photos: PREP program graduates 11 ex-convicts in Oakland”


The Daily Californian, March 10, 2015:

“Local homeless shelter awarded Ikea makeover”


SFGate, Jan. 19, 2015:

“Pre-dawn ‘wake-up’ protest outside Oakland Mayor Schaaf’s house”