Social Justice Collective Fellowship

Developing Leaders with Lived Experience To Fight Social, Racial, and Economic Inequity

At a time when communities of color are fighting to have their voices heard, the SJC Fellowship is developing new leaders who have personal experience in the justice system — predominantly Black and Brown men and women. The Fellowship provides a 20-week series of trainings designed to educate, inspire, and train new leaders.

BOSS FIGHTS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

“In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies,

but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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CTEC 2020 Graduation

Oct 23, 2020

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BOSS believes that your destiny shouldn’t be determined by your zip code or the color of your skin.

Community Conversation and Call to Action

Community Conversation and Call to Action

FREMONT, CA – On the evening of Thursday, January 23rd, BOSS staff gathered with other community-based service providers and neighbors for a Community Conversation and Call to Action, to talk about making our schools and communities safe. Hosted at Fremont High...

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A Holiday Season Full of Joy and Giving

A Holiday Season Full of Joy and Giving

BOSS was founded in 1971 by a group of volunteers from Berkeley’s Jewish community who saw the need to reach out to and support to an emerging homeless population, and this same sense of community and selflessness still exists today. Every year, we work in partnership...

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Transformation: Lawan’s Story

Transformation: Lawan’s Story

Lewan Kaar (not her real name) first came to BOSS in November 2015. After eight years of homelessness and waiting four years to be approved for subsidized housing, she had finally found and moved into her own home, and needed help managing her funds. Warm and...

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Workplace Education & Development Training

Workplace Education & Development Training

As a means to pull people out of deep poverty, BOSS is developing an innovative business model, documenting our hiring practices for people with non-traditional backgrounds (i.e. no college degree, veterans, formerly incarcerated, etc.) with the understanding that...

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Habitot Donates Gingerbread House to BOSS Kids

Habitot Donates Gingerbread House to BOSS Kids

Back in August of this year, BOSS received a very special inquiry and invitation from the wonderful local children’s hands-on discovery museum, Habitot: “In December, here at Habitot Children's Museum we build a giant real-baked gingerbread house and have...

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BOSS Receives Award From 100 Black Men of the Bay Area

BOSS Receives Award From 100 Black Men of the Bay Area

On Saturday December 14th, 2019, BOSS received the incredible honor of receiving the Community Service Award for an Organization from 100 Black Men of the Bay Area – a prestigious award given annually to individuals, corporations, and organizations that are making a...

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Digging Deep to Make Change

Digging Deep to Make Change

Dig Deep Farms is among the increasing number of urban farming organizations creating vibrant communities that helps educate and support small-scale farming and permaculture systems in the Bay Area. BOSS recently worked with Dig Deep Farms to place a CTEC participant...

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Donating to Plant Seeds of Change

Donating to Plant Seeds of Change

BOSS’s shelter, housing, and support service programs provide meals, amenities, housing and job services, community activities, and a host of life-changing support. This work is only possible with the support of funders and individual community members who donate,...

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BOSS Holiday Celebrations

BOSS Holiday Celebrations

Every year, families and individuals in BOSS programs work hard to find affordable homes, living wage jobs, and resources to increase their educations, social connections, physical health, and long-term healing from trauma. The holidays can be a particularly painful...

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