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Students graduate from new Violence Prevention certificate program

on June 7, 2011

The College of Alameda recently celebrated the first fifteen students to graduate from the Violence Prevention Initiative Certificate Program with a ceremony held at Humanist Hall in Oakland.

Crystalle Crain, Adjunct Faculty at College of Alameda, and the instructor of this one-year program said this certificate is the first of its kind in California. The graduates, who happened to be from either Richmond or Oakland, are not your typical-aged college students. Most of them are in the 40s, and for almost all, this is a second degree. Crain said some of the students are leaving the program employed with the organizations they worked with during their service learning projects. Others will the return to their jobs as counselors, law enforcement officials and policy leaders, but now with additional skills in grant writing, leadership and working with other violence-prevention organizations.

Listen to hear from the graduates and to find out more about this new program.



1 Comment

  1. Troy McCormick on June 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    What a great program we should certify all the Richmond and San Pablo Police with this program. We should have violence intervention workers at crime hot spots too like downtown and the BART stations. -The Friends of El Cerrito del Norte:

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