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...
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...
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....
Facing Challenges with Passion and Determination

Facing Challenges with Passion and Determination

By Ed Buchanan, LMFT Melissa Dempsey is a Pacheco court resident and has been connected to BOSS for nine years. She’s the proud mother of five children. Melissa has faced and overcome many challenges in her life such as homelessness, various substance use addictions...
Congratulations Innovations Graduates!

Congratulations Innovations Graduates!

OAKLAND, CA – On the evening of February 6th at the Eastside Arts Alliance, BOSS staff and staff from partnering agencies gathered to celebrate the achievement of seven special graduates – citizens returning from incarceration who have completed the pilot BOSS Social...