Dirk Tillotson and Rachel Henry-Willis Awards

Last month, Families in Action for Quality Education (FIA) celebrated the legacies of our founder Dirk Tillotson, and legendary family leader and education advocate Rachel Henry-Willis with an awards ceremony on the Lighthouse Community Public School campus.

TONIGHT: Oakland District 5 School Board Candidate Forum hosted by FIA

OAKLAND, CA – What are the values and priorities of the candidates for Oakland school board in District 5?  On Thursday, September 28, 2023, hundreds of Oakland public school parents, youth, educators, and school leaders will host Families in Action’s District 5 School Board Candidate Forum. They will hear directly from the only two candidates in…

Event tomorrow: FIA A-G Awards

Join FIA family leaders, students, and school representatives at BayTech (8251 Fontaine Street) on April 27 starting at 5 pm for a celebration of the Oakland public high schools where more than 80 percent of the African American and Latino students have their A-G requirements completed and are eligible to apply to UC and CSU schools.

Race Continues to Correlate with College Opportunity in Oakland-Dump the D and Fix This

A guest post from Families in Action for Quality Education Contenido en Español hasta abajo The Measure N Commission is a high functioning body. They are overseeing a major parcel tax that is making the high school experience better for Oakland students and getting results. I believe this is one of the best examples of…

School on her phone, working for family food business and now off to college: Blanca, Lighthouse graduation speaker

A guest post from Families in Action Throughout her years in school, Blanca Hernandez never thought she would be a graduation speaker. That just wasn’t her. “I was always that student at the end of the year where you have to have meetings with your parents,” she says in an interview. “I’d always push really…