What is Collective Impact?

This short video by the Collective Impact Forum illustrates how collective impact works and why it’s an effective approach to social change. The JPA applies a Collective Impact approach to improve collaboration between agencies, among other approaches. Learn more about collective impact at

Linked Learning in Oakland Unified

How do you help students in underserved communities graduate high school, attend college, and position them for successful and fulfilling careers? Naomi Post of The Atlantic Philanthropies discusses the foundation’s major investment to expand Oakland Unified School District’s Linked Learning program and provide opportunities for young people to pursue health care professions in Alameda County. The JPA will support efforts to connect more students to Linked Learning in Oakland.

Captain Leronne Armstrong

Oakland Police Captain and YVJPA Board Member LeRonne Armstrong tells AJ+ that as an African American, sometimes it’s better to change police culture from within. From video journalist Brittany Johnson in California.

Alameda County Healthy Homes Department Website Video

The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department provides innovative, multi-disciplinary programs that offer consultations, case management, technical assistance, and services to prevent lead poisoning and promote health and safety in the home.

Because of The Unity Council...

Video shown at the Adelante Pledge Breakfast fundraiser for The Unity Council at the Cathedral Event Center in Oakland, CA on September 12th, 2013. To learn more about the ways The Unity Council is transforming lives in Oakland and beyond, visit them at

July 21 Bay Area Boys and Men of Color Career Summit

On Thursday, July 21st, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) and partners welcomed over 1000 individuals – mostly young men of color – to Invest in Youth: Pathways to Success Boys and Men of Color Career Summit at the Oakland Convention Center. The inaugural Summit provided young adults in the Bay Area opportunities to interview with employers, access community resources and social services, attend mock interviews, mentoring sessions, career-building workshops, and more. The Summit, hosted by a collaborative partnership including MBKA and other local and national partners and sponsors responsible for launching the Bay Area Employment project, served as a catalyst for ongoing support for boys and men of color in the Bay Area. Bay Area Employment project partners include Bay Area Council, LeadersUp, PolicyLink, and Urban Strategies Council.

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