Monthly Archives: April 2009

  • For the past few years a handful of outreach workers have hit the streets to try to transform their East Oakland community, empowering it by offering jobs and training and hope. The five members of the East Oakland Outreach team say they believe they have been able to halt some street killings.

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  • In the wake of last month’s slaying of four Oakland police officers by a parolee, pastors around Oakland spoke at vigils of the power of resurrection. They saw in the language of the church, the most powerful organizing force in many neighborhoods of need, a parable applicable to the most vulnerable and dangerous on the city’s streets. But the nature of the ministries that would need to accompany that vision is still largely in question. But today, as Christians honor the moment they believe Jesus rose from the dead, one answer may lie in the street ministry that is perhaps having the most pronounced effect on Oakland.

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  • The first week of April, the prestigious Annenberg Institute for School Reform publicly validated the work OCO has done to build the small schools movement in Oakland. Click here to read Annenberg’s Report. One hundred twenty-five OCO leaders and supporters gathered to celebrate the success of 48 small schools that have opened as a result […]

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