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B:E is Alameda County's primary provider of services for former foster youth. Our mission is to support Alameda County’s current and former foster and probation youth to make successful transitions to adulthood and living independently. B:E now serves over 1000 youth ages 16-24 annually. See an overview of our programs and eligibility.

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GROW Oakland: B:E's latest program is heating up

Nine youth ages 17-19 recently completed six weeks of intensive culinary training through the B:E's GROW Oakland program, run in partnership with Taste and Texture. The youth are now working in internships at Back to Earth Organic Catering Company and Cafe Gabriela, .

Of Feb. 7, five graduates of the 2013 GROW Oakland cohort worked their first paid catering gig at California CASA Association Lifting Hearts fundraising event in Sausalito. Check out the event.

Thanks to all of the youth, staff, and members of the culinary community for supporting GROW Oakland!

Read more on the KQED blog »

Meet one of our in-kind donors: Elena Burnnell

"I fully understand that people who are hungry canít settle down and learn, or do a job application, or think about their future," she says. "Buying a few extra boxes of food whenever Iím shopping and setting it aside to drop off at BE once a month is a donation venue thatís right up my alley."

Read more about Elena »

Beyond Idol 2013 - a grand success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Beyond Idol 2013. The celebration was held at Yoshi's Oakland on Oct. 23, 2013. The evening was full of fun and entertainment!  Stay tuned for a special BI eNews in two weeks.
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