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PropelNext announces Northern California Cohort

PropelNext guides next-generation nonprofits through transformational change to achieve results for youth. Unity Care is on of 12 organizations selected to receive a California PropelNext grant and participate in the three-year initiative. Unity Care will receive a $200,000 grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation along with an investment of expert one-on-one coaching, group learning sessions, and…

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The Mercury News — “But will he bring Oprah?”

Sunday, August 12, 2018 | Pg. B2 Sam Pizarro, The Mercury News, spizarro@bayareanewsgroup.com There won’t be an empty seat in the house Aug. 25 when educator and entrepreneur Stedman Graham — probably best known to the world as Oprah Winfrey’s partner — delivers the keynote at Unity Care Group’s seventh annual YouthLive! Gala on Aug….

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The Importance of Mental Health

A few weeks ago, I contributed to an article published on the front page of The Mercury News. It’s subject; a recent report on SJPD ‘use of force’ and the steps they have taken to improve interactions between police officers and the community. As part-two of a story released in January 2018, the article highlights…

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SJPD audit: Complaints down, feud over force findings

Yearly IPA report shows more sustained misconduct cases, push for mental health, DV emphasis SAN JOSE — Though formal citizen complaints against the San Jose Police Department continue a steady downward trend, more officers are being disciplined for misconduct than at any point in the past decade, according to a new report from the city’s primary…

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Housing: Priority #1

Every day, foster youth and families struggle to find a sense of stability; in their work, in their educational pursuits, and in their personal lives. All too often, they are forced to divert their focus from the “normal” challenges of life, to deal with the added burden of housing insecurity. 40-50% of youth who age…

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Unity Care turns 25! #GratitudeJourney

When we opened our first home for foster youth on August 14, 1993, I could not have envisioned growing to serve over 7,500 youth and families across the Bay Area each year. Because of the dedication shown by staff, volunteers and community partners, we have been able to transform the lives of tens of thousands…

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AB12: A Promise in Progress – The Chronicle of Social Change

By Lauren Gonzalves Read full article: https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/news/2013/06/17/ab12-a-promise-in-progress/ Thousands of California foster youth are choosing to remain in the hands of the foster care system past their eighteenth birthdays. They are hoping to make use of the newly extended access to housing, funding, and support made possible by the passage of Assembly Bill 12 in 2010,…

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