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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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Following Their Dreams: BOSS Entrepreneurship Program

Following Their Dreams: BOSS Entrepreneurship Program

In the best of times, finding gainful employment is challenging for individuals with criminal histories or justice system involvement who are often automatically screened out of job opportunities. In the COVID 19 era, this challenge is harder than ever, with multiple...

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SJC Fellowship Graduation!

SJC Fellowship Graduation!

Graduation is an unforgettable, incredibly special moment in someone’s journey, marking the completion of hard work and commitment to learning. For the 2nd BOSS Social Justice Collective (SJC) Fellowship cohort, graduation marked the close of a chapter of learning and...

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Space for Community

Space for Community

Hayward, CA - When we enter a space that provides services, it matters what greets us: the welcoming feel, décor, visuals that represent us, a pot of coffee, a computer or a printer we can use, and most importantly, someone to say hello and ask how we’re doing. At...

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2020 Rising Stars Gala Cancelled

2020 Rising Stars Gala Cancelled

This year BOSS made the painful but essential decision to cancel our annual Rising Stars Youth Leadership Gala planned for June 6th, since we could not safely gather—as we have for the past six years—to honor young people who are fighting hard to succeed in school,...

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