We need Black Youth Development in Oakland now more than ever

I moved to Oakland when I was about 10 years old. It was a struggle. I lived in multiple homeless shelters and I did not have much hope for what I could be and do. Programs like those featured on the BYD website were a haven for me and tons of other Black kids who grew up in similar circumstances.

Energy Convertors 2023 Report: End-user Accountability

Great School Voices is breaking down the 2022-23 Energy Convertors report section by section into bite-sized pieces for you to digest. In this blog, we get into End-user Accountability.

How to join OUSD’s contingent for Oakland Pride next Sunday, September 10

The Oakland Unified School District shared this message with families, educators and community members: Saturday, September 2, 2023 Hello Oakland Unified Community, Oakland Pride is almost here! Just about every year, the District has a contingent in Oakland’s celebration, and this year is expected to be bigger than ever. The District invites all interested students, staff, and families to join the march in Downtown Oakland on…

OUSD Superintendent: We Denounce Racist and Threatening Messages Sent to Chabot Elementary School Community

Chabot Elementary in North Oakland was evacuated on Tuesday morning after a racist bomb threat was emailed to the school principal. Last night, OUSD Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammel sent this message to the OUSD community.