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Police Activities League Mentors Richmond Youth




The Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL) has added one-on-one youth mentoring to its slate of activities.

The program, started in April 2012, provided young people with life- skills building activities including workshops on a variety of topics including professionalism and entrepreneurship.

From left to right: Johnetta Hutson, Jermaine Thaxton, Gabby Bautista, Clarence Rice Jr., Officer Tong.

From left to right: Johnetta Hutson, Jermaine Thaxton, Gabby Bautista, Clarence Rice Jr., Officer Tong.

Participants receive a mentor from the broader community. Other activities include team building and trips to place like Six Flags, the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

RPAL collaborated with Sylvia Montgomery of Best Impressions, who provided them with eight weeks of training in etiquette and social graces to promote social skills, interpersonal skills, proper dress and grooming guidelines.

The series concluded with a formal dinner at Hotel Mac, where students had the opportunity to apply their new social graces.

The RPAL mentorship program is facilitated by Brenda McCuistion, project manager. For more information, contact RPAL at (510) 621


East Oakland Organizer Needed

The East Oakland Stadium Alliance (EOSA) is seeking an Oakland-based grassroots organizer for a short-term engagement to help grow and mobilize our coalition! Comprised of local businesses, workers, labor organizations, and community members, we are deeply concerned about the Oakland A’s proposal to leave the Coliseum site in East Oakland and build a new stadium at the port. An ideal candidate has on-the-ground campaign field experience, a strong awareness of Oakland and Alameda County political figures, and deep ties to East and West Oakland communities. Being a local resident of Oakland is a plus.

Employment with EOSA is a part-time role and will last for a minimum of four months with an opportunity to extend longer. Transportation and cell phone use would be reimbursed and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Penrod, For more info about EOSA, visit our website and check us out on Twitter @AllianceOakland.


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