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    Angela Davis, fourth from left, was living in a homeless shelter when she learned about the Oakland Green Jobs Corp. Out of work and unable to afford a place to live, she stayed at the shelter throughout her training at Laney Community College.
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    Angela Davis was hired immediately after graduation by the Community Energy Services Corp., which provides local communities with sustainable energy by conducting energy audits and energy-efficient home improvements.
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    Students in the Oakland Green Jobs Corps learn basic construction skills, environmental theory and specialized skills, such as solar panel installation. The program is a collaboration between various municipal and nonprofit organizations, with trainings and classes at local facilities like Laney Community College and the Cypress Mandela Training Center, pictured above.
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    DeAndre Jones graduated from a junior college with a degree in criminal justice. After months of searching and not finding a job, he attended the Oakland Green Jobs Corps' 16-week boot camp. He plans to continue on to the 10-week intensive "green" program. Jones lives with his parents who were both laid off from their jobs in the last year. He hopes to find work in the "green" sector after graduating.
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    Mary Vanek, a mother of five, worked odd jobs and struggled to feed her family on less than $200 a week before going through the Oakland Green Jobs Corps curriculum at the Cypress Mandela Training Center.
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    Since graduating from the corps, Mary Vanek has been working for Turner Construction to build a new area hospital that uses recycled materials and energy-efficient construction techniques.
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    ABC News correspondent Ron Claiborne outside of the Oakland, Calif., home where he was raised.
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  • Going Home: Ron Claiborne

    Ron Claiborne and childhood friend Ocie Henderson outside of the Oakland, Calif., home where Claiborne grew up.
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