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We are excited to announce that registration is live for the Invest in Youth: Pathways to Success Boys & Men of Color (BMoC) Career Summit!
Visit to register now as a young adult or as an adult volunteer.

Thursday, July 21st9am – 3pm
Oakland Convention Center
550 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Young adult registration:
The event is open to ALL young adults (ages 18–29), but focuses on addressing employment barriers that impact boys and men of color.  We strongly recommended that young adults register for the Career Summit ahead of time to minimize wait times on the morning of the event (we are expecting long lines for walk-ins who are not registered).
Volunteer registration:
  • Volunteer Types:
  • Community Partner Volunteer: Choose this ticket type if you are planning to bring young adults to the event, hosting a booth at the community resource fair or facilitating a workshop.
  • General Volunteer: Choose this ticket type if you would like to volunteer on the day of the event. Summit volunteer assignments include: greeting attendees, escorting youth to employer interviews, assisting workshops, & providing general event information.
  • Corporate Volunteer: Please only choose this option if you are coming with a corporate team who has been in contact with LeadersUp.
Featured activities and resources include:
  • Hiring Pavilion: Participating employers include AT&T, Hilton, Pepsi, Macy’s, the SF Giants, Sprint, Starbucks, Target, Verizon, and many more.
  • Hands-On Experiences & Workshops:
    • Pop Up Barbershop — get a free, professional haircut
    • Tie Bar — get a free tie from Macy’s and learn how to tie a tie
    • Music Studio — hosted by Trackademicks, a local hip hop artist, who will give you a chance to man the turntables
  • Community Resource Fair: Public benefit enrollment, career technical education resources, one-on-one financial consultations, legal support for undocumented and formerly incarcerated individuals, linkages to health services, and more. 
  • Celebrity appearances: Former NFL running back, Oakland native, and Beast Mode store owner Marshawn Lynch will be on the scene!
  • Raffle prizes: Win laptops, business and sports apparel, and more.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The BMoC Career Summit is brought to you by The California Endowment, the California Executives’ Alliance, the City of Oakland, the Ford Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBKA) in collaboration with four regional project partners responsible for launching the Bay Area BMoC Employment Project: Bay Area Council, LeadersUp, PolicyLink, and Urban Strategies Council.  
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Becky Lai at
Feel free to print & distribute flyers:  BMoC Career Summit_Overview_One Pager


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