Housing Solutions for Our Most Vulnerable Students; What Schools and Districts Can Do

Oakland’s homeless epidemic is largely a Black problem. According to an Alameda County Survey, “almost 70 percent of the people living on Oakland’s streets are black. Yet black people were 28 percent of Oakland’s 2010 census population.”   It is even more bleak if you are in the foster system, in Alameda County more than half, … Continue reading Housing Solutions for Our Most Vulnerable Students; What Schools and Districts Can Do


The Geography of Opportunity in West Oakland- A New Video Explains How We Got Here and Where We Can Go

This video breaks down the realities of segregation in Oakland–Please take a look and share, and join us for our event looking at solutions on 10/20 Your life chances in Oakland and elsewhere depend largely on where you are born. And where you are born isn’t an accident of fate. It is usually dependent on … Continue reading The Geography of Opportunity in West Oakland- A New Video Explains How We Got Here and Where We Can Go


Taking Action to Improve the State of Black Education in Oakland-Demand 1—Break the Chains Between Segregated Neighborhoods and Quality School Access

“Without struggle there is no progress.”  Long ago Frederick Douglass voiced the mantra of Black folks in America, and it still rings true.  The numbers are dire.  One in Six black children can read in elementary school, charter or district in Oakland.  Black folks are being priced and pushed out, only 4% of Black families … Continue reading Taking Action to Improve the State of Black Education in Oakland-Demand 1—Break the Chains Between Segregated Neighborhoods and Quality School Access