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       TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Building Futures leads the San Leandro and Alameda Domestic Violence Task Forces. These task forces are year-round outreach initiatives designed to ensure community members know how to recognize and prevent domestic violence; where to seek help and how to intervene.

The San Leandro and Alameda Task Forces convene local service providers, elected officials, municipal representatives and community- and faith leaders to assess needs and “connect the dots” between needs and available services.

In San Leandro, look for our 23’ boulevard banner over East 14th Street, bus benches around town, and a prominent lighted poster at Bayfair Mall. We’re collaborating with the San Leandro Unified School District on a student-led Teen Dating Violence Prevention-themed event to be held February 25th at the Barbara Lee Center from 4 to 5:30 pm. Building Futures and teen leaders will also be on hand at the February 16th San Leandro City Council meeting to accept a proclamation from Mayor Pauline Cutter declaring February to be Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in the city. 

In Alameda on February 5th, Alameda Family Services and students from Alameda High School’s YEAH group will host high energy Teen Dating Violence Prevention-themed lunchtime activities on campus YEAH will make a presentation to Alameda Youth Collaborative on February 17th. Our boulevard banner will hang over Park Street fromFebruary 2nd through the 16th. Teens and members of the Alameda Domestic Violence Task Force will attend the February 16th City Council meeting, where Mayor Trish Spencer will present a proclamation declaring February Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in Alameda.

 
 

"Jazz It Up" with us
March 10th!



Each year, Building Futures holds a gala fundraiser. Every penny raised supports our homelessness and domestic violence service and programs. On March 10th from 6-9 pm, community leaders, volunteers and friends will gather to enjoy live music and a sumptuous dinner while celebrating the success their support makes possible. Browse our silent auction...have your palm read...and create a lasting memento in our event photo booth!

This year’s event is set for the Metropolitan Links Golf Course at 10051 Doolittle Drive. Wear your dancing shoes: we’re featuring the hip swinging stylings of gypsy jazz icons Le Jazz Hot
of San Francisco! 



Watch your mailbox for your invitation, or visit www.jazzitup2016.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are $75.00 and will go fast! For information, contact Lorie at lcurtis@bfwc.org or 510-357-0205, ext. 206.

Don’t miss out on this year’s raffle grand prize, donated by Carla Dartis and Steve Carter: n 8 day, 7 night beach getaway in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! The prize includes $500 in travel funds, donated by our board of directors. Purchase at www.jazzitup2016.brownpapertickets.com







 


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