Youth ALIVE! 25th Anniversary Celebration

What: Youth ALIVE! is 25 Celebration Dinner + Silent Auction
When: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 5:30 to 9:00pm.
How: Reception at 5:30. Dinner at 7:00. Auction checkout and Raffle drawing at 8:15.
Where: Bocanova Restaurant, 55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland
Tickets: We are SOLD OUT! Thank you!

For more information: Jim O’Brien,, 510-594-2588, ext 307

Silent Auction Sneak Peak

Get ready to bid! Download the silent auction catalog now.

We’re 25 & we’re having a party!

On Thursday evening, June 22, please join Mayor Libby Schaaf, State Senator Nancy Skinner, and honoree Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley at Bocanova Restaurant to celebrate Youth ALIVE!’s 25 years of violence Prevention, Intervention and Healing, with wine, beer and appetizers on the patio, followed by a gourmet Pan-American sit-down dinner inside the restaurant. Food, beverage, and entertainment are all provided in a beautiful waterside setting in Oakland’s Jack London Square. VIP ticket holders will also receive a welcome cocktail and bite, special seating, and a limited edition Oaklandish hoodie.

What’s for dinner?

5:30-7:00pm: Gourmet appetizers served on the patio include ceviche, empanadas, chicken tinga, and almojabanas (cheese fritters with chipotle sauce) while wine and Temescal Brewing beer are poured in the auction room.

7:00pm: A family-style sit-down dinner served in the main dining rooms will include a whole fish with achiote-coconut sauce and brined braised chicken with porcini mushrooms. Assorted salads and sides will also be offered with the main courses, which is, of course, followed by dessert.

VIPs: Our VIP guests will be treated to a welcome cocktail and bite: pineapple-habanero margaritas, white shrimp skewers “al pastor” with pineapple sauce and Dungeness crab fritters.

Honoring the Victim-Witness Program of Alameda County

Alameda County District AttorneyThis program, operated by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, was the first of its kind in the state of California, and is a state and national leader in providing caring and compassionate support to survivors of crime as they work through the emotional trauma of their victimization. Youth ALIVE!’s Caught in the Crossfire and Khadafy Washington Project,  which serve victims of shootings, stabbings, beatings and homicides, have worked in close partnership with this office for many years, and are grateful to have such a resource in our community.

Warriors Ring Night Raffle

Tickets owarriors logon sale at the event

Be there for “Ring Night” with the champs! Enter for a chance to win 4 luxury suite tickets to next season’s Warriors Opening Night, courtesy of Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley.

Raffle tickets: $25 each or 5 for $100.


Thank you to our Sponsors!


Life Saver





Kaiser Permanente


State Senator Nancy Skinner


Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Seigel & Yee

Community Sponsors

BOSS (Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency)
Bunker and Company
California Brady Campaign
Center for Restorative Solutions
Community and Youth Outreach (CYO)
EBAYC (East Bay Asian Youth Center)
The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Oakland City Councilmember Anne Campbell-Washington
Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb
Oakland City Councilmember Lynette McElhaney
Oakland City Councilmember Larry Reid

Beverage Sponsors









*Please download the sponsorship form or contact Jim O’Brien at or (510)594-2588 x307 to learn more about becoming a sponsor.


With gratitude to our Table Captains:

Alisa DeWys
Angela Jenkins
Caitlin Lang (Celebration Co-Chair)
Anne Marks
Mike Nieto
Elizabeth Sekera (Celebration Co-Chair)
Siara Spriggs
La’Ban Wade II
Stan Weisner (Celebration Co-Chair)

Want to sit at a table with a dozen of your favorite people while enjoying a VIP experience? Contact Jim O’Brien at or (510)594-2588 x307 to learn more about becoming a table captain.