Two Young People, Changing the World

Two Young People, Changing the World

This story is about two young students who are social change agents creating and inspiring others in their school and community and committed to making a difference. Frances and Xiomara, two young middle school students (starting high school this Fall) from The...
Thank you Safeway Community Markets!

Thank you Safeway Community Markets!

A slightly belated thank you – For many years BOSS partnered with the Andronico’s Market on Shattuck in Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” neighborhood. When we had special events, we reached out and asked them for support, and many times they...
Whole Foods Helps in Turning Lives Around

Whole Foods Helps in Turning Lives Around

  The Whole Foods on Gilman Street in Berkeley is doing it again. Between April 1-10, every donated bag credit from customers is donated to BOSS! The program is their Nickels For Nonprofits initiative, and every time a customer brings in their own bag, they earn...
Local Kids Spearhead Sleeping Bag Drive for Homeless

Local Kids Spearhead Sleeping Bag Drive for Homeless

“Let’s help our kids learn early that they, too, can give back and help a hurting world, one small act of kindness at a time.” – Lea Berhane, Parent quote summarizing the event. Selam Youth Soccer Club (SYSC) is an Eritrean Youth Soccer Club, with programs for...
East Bay Gives, May 3rd!

East Bay Gives, May 3rd!

You may have heard of Giving Tuesday, but have you heard of East Bay Gives? It’s is a similar concept to Giving Tuesday, only on a smaller, and very local, scale! An initiative of the East Bay Community Foundation, East Bay Gives started in 2014. Their goal? To create...