BOSS Neighborhood Impact Hubs

Reentry and Neighborhood Programs and Services Empowering and Revitalizing Oakland Neighborhoods

Barriers to opportunities to acquire the building blocks of self-sufficiency – housing, employment, education, civic engagement – have been compounded by decades of persistent poverty, and housing, education, criminal-justice, environmental, land-use and transportation policies that negatively impact the individuals, families and communities we serve. 

 BOSS responds to these inequities with intentional innovative solutions to reverse the institutional racism that has devastated Black and Brown communities by strategically activating Impact Centers in the disinvested neighborhoods in Deep East, West and Downtown Oakland, CA.

West Oakland Hub

2811 Adeline St
510-844-8580

Downtown Oakland Hub

CTEC – 1600 San Pablo Ave

510-844-8221

East Oakland Hub

9006 MacArthur Ave

510-957-6160

Neighborhood Impact Hub Services

Support Services

Case Management 

Help with assessing needs, setting goals and monitoring progress, accessing needed resources, and staying focused and motivated

Drop-Ins & Referrals

Drop-in hours for anyone in need get information and assistance, including needed referrals to programs and services

Outreach/Engagement 

Active community outreach to encourage participation in services and help people stay involved

Peer Support 

Coaching from others who have experienced the same struggles – sharing lessons and celebrating success

Career Training & Employment

Career Pathways

Enrollment in Career Technical Education (CTE), industry certification programs, and career-focused education

Education 

Help completing GEDs, enrolling in college/higher education, and learning computer and life skills

Employment 

Help finding and applying for jobs, including resume development, practice interviews, work clothes, and meeting local employers

Job Readiness

Developing the skills needed for success in the workplace – communication, professionalism, time and stress management, and self-care, and more

Neighborhood Safety & Health

Community Healing

Community healing groups and interventions to increase physical and emotional well-being using a restorative justice framework for communities that have been traumatized by violence (in collaboration with SAVE and Adamika Village)

Events Coordination

Support for organizing neighborhood events to build community, share resources, promote healing, and connect

Food Pantry

Food box giveaways – call to confirm availability, and pick up days

Intensive Outreach 

Active community outreach and assistance to those experiencing more severe challenges

Violence Interruption, Mediation, & Restorative Practices 

Neighborhood outreach, positive community events and activities, service referrals, peer mentoring, and mediation to interrupt cycles of violence 

Housing

Reentry Housing 

Interim housing units at Hope Reentry Campus with on-site services for eligible individuals referred by Alameda County Probation

Rental Assistance 

Time-limited financial help with security deposits, move-in costs, and rent for individuals who have been incarcerated at any time

West Oakland Hub Music Studio

BOSS operates a small music studio on-site at the Neighborhood Impact Center in West Oakland. Funded by Hedco Foundation, neighborhood residents can create their own music, tell personal stories, and express themselves creatively free of charge! Drop in or reserve time in the studio by appointment – call the West Oakland Hub at 510-844-8580.