Our North Star

All families across Oakland’s 78 square miles know their children will realize their full brilliance and potential at every public school in any neighborhood. Our community continually takes collective responsibility to reimagine, create, and improve a public education system where success is not predicated by race and class.
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What We Do

We play unique roles in the Oakland community and work across three (3) focus areas.

Our Unique Roles:

  • Building capacity of teachers, school leaders & others through coaching & communities of practice
  • Amplifying voices of parents and community members
  • Raising funds to invest in Oakland schools
  • Making grants to organizations closest to and best prepared to solve problems
  • Raising awareness of the challenges and solutions
  • Connecting and convening partners strategically

Three (3) Focus Areas:

1. Empowered Families

Providing families with the information they need to get a better public education for their children, and to improve the system for all children.

2. Transformational Schools

Supporting school leadership teams to deliver academic programs that prepare students well for their next step.

2. Equitable Systems

Helping all public schools, district and charter, work together to build a sustainable school ecosystem.


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