Oakland Unified School District

Year
2011
Location
Oakland, CA
Amount
$400,000
Term
2 years

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is dedicated to closing the achievement gap for Oakland’s lowest-performing demographic group – young black males. To close this achievement gap, OUSD works in partnership with the East Bay Community Foundation to launch the Department of African American Male Achievement (AAMA), a six-year initiative focused on serving African American male youth. AAMA will implement several initiatives, including assessing the district’s systems, institutionalizing new processes, collecting research and best practices, and implementing innovations at high-need schools.