MCP Welcomes New Board Member

MCP is very pleased to announce that Ms. Courtney Gray has joined Men Creating Peace as a Board Member.
Courtney Gray

Ms.Gray graduated from San Jose State University with a BS in Justice Studies. While pursuing her degree, she worked as a Navigator Intern for the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office at their Family Justice Center serving victims of domestic violence. During this time she also volunteered as part of San Jose State’s CommUniverCity Project that focused on working with local neighborhoods in addressing their community violence. Upon graduating, she was hired with the Alameda County Family Justice Center to help build and coordinate a new program that would empower survivors of domestic violence to pursue greater independence. This program focused on offering classes and workshops that promote financial, personal and professional skill development. She is also currently pursuing her other passions in becoming a certified wedding planner, competing in a fitness competition and being admitted to law school.

 

Thank you to Board Member Mick Gardner!

mick gardenerWe would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mick Gardner for his exceptional service and dedication in helping to advance our organization for the past 4 years as Board Member and Chair of Men Creating Peace.  He will be greatly missed as he moves on to other important work in our communities and we wish him well.

Recent Events

January 16, 2015 MCP Executive Director Devon Gaster presented to the Alameda County Area Agency on Aging at the Department of Social Services Office in Oakland.

January 23, 2015 MCP Executive Director Devon Gaster gave a presentation on Batterer’s Treatment for Ruby’s Place for their 40 hour Domestic Violence Training.

December 17, 2014 MCP hosted it’s Third annual Holiday dinner for all current participants and alumni at Laney College in Oakland.

November 8, 2014 MCP hosted it’s second annual fundraiser at the Transmission Gallery in Oakland. We enjoyed special performances by Batala SF and Tyson Amir. Key note speakers were Rev. K. J. Williams and Judge Tara Flanagan.
It was a wonderful evening of fun, music, food, and prizes enjoyed by all, and we would like to thank everyone for their generous participation.

October 31, 2014 MCP Executive Director Devon Gaster attended an all day workshop entitled “Faith Community Response to Domestic Violence”. The event was hosted by A Safe Place Inc. and sponsored by The African American Domestic Peace Project and The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community. The workshop took place at Jack London Square in Oakland.

October 24, 2014 MCP Executive Director Devon Gaster participated in the Alameda County District Attorney’s 12th Annual Day of Remembrance event in downtown Oakland. This event honors victims who have lost their lives to Domestic Violence in Alameda County.

October 24,2014 Men Creating Peace staff, clients and their families attend The Golden State Warrior’s Basketball Community Night.

October 10, 2014 MCP Executive Director Devon Gaster gave a presentation on Batterer’s Treatment for Building Futures for their 40 hour Domestic Violence Training.

October 10, 2014 MCP Executive Director Devon Gaster gave a presentation to Kaiser Redwood City Medical Staff on Domestic Violence Awareness.