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Thu, Oct 27



BOSS 2022 CTEC Graduation: Tenacious. Resilient. Present.

BOSS Bay Area Celebrates the Class of 2022 CTEC Graduates

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BOSS 2022 CTEC Graduation: Tenacious. Resilient. Present.
BOSS 2022 CTEC Graduation: Tenacious. Resilient. Present.

Time & Location

Oct 27, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Oakstop, 2323 Broadway Oakland


About the event

Join us as we commend and celebrate a new chapter in the lives of fifty-two individuals who gained their freedom, and are employed, housed and reunited with their families.

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS), in partnership with the Alameda County Probation Department, invites you to celebrate the commencement of our 2022 CTEC Graduates; BOSS will host an inspiring group of speakers - local leaders, employers, and BOSS staff - and honor over fifty graduates who are gainfully employed, plus an exceptional live performance and stories from graduates.

At the CTEC GRADUATION BOSS, AC PROBATION, FAMILY & FRIENDS will celebrate these individuals with live entertainment, special guest speakers, food, certificates of achievement from elected officials, and gift bags. All honorees will be showered with community support, respect, admiration, and love.

The Career Training and Employment Center (CTEC) provides job readiness training and employment services to justice-involved individuals to help them succeed with entrepreneur ventures or viable living wage jobs.

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) creates solutions to mass homelessness, mass incarceration, and community violence with tailored services and programs serving 4,000 community members a year.

The Downtown Neighborhood Impact Hub is the current home of our CTEC program. CTEC provides a wealth of resources that include education, job training, and employment services for anyone with barriers to employment, including those impacted by the justice system. CTEC provides free case management, career, and computer training, GED classes, mentorship, peer support, links to outside service providers, transportation assistance, college enrollment assistance/guidance, and more. CTEC has relationships with second-chance employers who hire individuals with criminal backgrounds.

CTEC partners include over 100 employers, Five Keys Schools & Programs, Peralta Community College District (Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College), Alameda County Board of Supervisors, Alameda County Sheriff's Office/DSAL Dig Deep Farms, Alameda County Social Services Agency, Alameda County Health Services Agency, Alameda County Workforce Development Board, Oakland Workforce Development Board & Programs, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and Cypress Mandela Training Center.

If you're interested in information about sponsorship, please contact Chief Development Officer, Sonja Fitz -


  • 10 minutes

    Gathering - Networking - Photo Booth

  • 10 minutes

    Welcome - Sterling James, MC

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