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The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

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    BOSS fetes graduates

    Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) honors graduates of its Career Training and Employment Center (CTEC) at the First Unitarian Church. (Photo by Thomas Millins)

    “The CTEC program has exceeded BOSS’s expectations . . . because of the quality of life changes BOSS has seen among the men, women, families, and community being served,” said emcee Arnold Perkins at the graduation Oct. 26 in Oakland.

    CTEC partners with the Alameda County Probation Department with the goal of helping citizens returning from incarceration find jobs and reduce prison recidivism.

    Special guests included Rep. Barbara Lee, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, State Sen. Nancy Skinner, and motivational speaker Kemba Smith. The 84 graduates of the CTEC education and training curriculum are now employed in the community, according to a BOSS official.

    The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir performed following remarks by BOSS Executive Director Donald Frazier. For more information on BOSS and CTEC, go to self-sufficiency.org.

    About the Contributor
    In the fall of 2019, The Laney Tower rebranded as The Citizen and launched a new website. These stories were ported over from the old Laney Tower website, but byline metadata was lost in the port. However, many of these stories credit the authors in the text of the story. Some articles may also suffer from formatting issues. Future archival efforts may fix these issues.  
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