About SCEP

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Giving Youth A Chance   There are few opportunities in Oakland, or across the country, which provide young people ages 14 and above excellent training and work skills. EOYDC provides such training year round through the Project J.O.Y. (Job Opportunities for Youth) Department. J.O.Y. offers training and placement for young people desirous of creating opportunities […]

Javarte Bobino

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I, Javarte Bobino am 20 years old. I attend Xavier University of Louisiana. I am majoring in Public Relation & Marketing. I attended Oakland High School where I played football for three years. I am also an alumna of the Mills College Upward Bound program. I came to the East Oakland Youth Development Center in […]

EOYDC: A Beacon For Oakland Youth

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More Than Basketball and Chocolate Milk by Marcus W. Thompson II Photography by: Mitch Tobias      A sudden-yet-familiar terror overtook Regina Jackson, executive director of the East Oakland Youth Development Center. The moment she heard the news—that Tyrrell Blackshire had been shot—she immediately began jumping and crying, her screams echoing throughout the center. Blackshire, then […]

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