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NAACP Hosts School Board Candidate Forum

The NAACP, in conjunction with Oakland Alliance of Black Educators, Elders of Oakland, Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce and Pastor Gerald Agee, will host a candidate forum Monday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m. to 8 [...]
Brandon Nicholson, director of the Hidden Genius Project accepts funding from AT&T, part of AT&T’s “September Giving” initiative which includes weekly contributions of $20,000 or more to four community organizations helping to empower the students and residents of Oakland.

AT&T’s “September Month of Giving”

Every OUSD student will be assured free tuition their first semester at any of the four Peralta community colleges in the East Bay.   “Our intention is to empower organizations that help inspire, boost academic [...]
From left: Antwan Wilson, superintendent, Oakland Unified School District; Dee Johnson, executive director, Lend A Hand; and Geoffrey Pete of Geoffrey’s Inner Circle. Photo Credit- Gene Hazzard.

Lend A Hand Hosts Backpack Giveaway for 11,000 Students

The Lend A Hand Foundation, now in its 19th year of giving, hosted a Stay In School/Backpack Giving Program kickoff earlier this month at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in downtown Oakland.
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Mayor Schaaf Seeks to Unseat Oakland City Council Incumbents

There are indications that Mayor Libby Schaaf may be attempting to remake the city’s political landscape by backing more compliant candidates for the City Council and school board.
Students at Emiliano Zapata Street Academy met with community based organizations this week at the high school’s Social Justice Fair. Photo by Juan Ramirez.

Street Academy Fair Connects Students to Community Service

A back-to-school night for students at Emiliano Zapata Street Academy in Oakland is more than just shining apples and tidying books. Instead, the students sit in on lectures, engage with their community and become prepared [...]
Nurses participate in educational exercises at VA Northern California Health Care System.

USF Graduates First Class of Nurses Focused on Veterans

The University of San Francisco (USF) School of Nursing and Health Professions is celebrating the graduation of the inaugural class of students who participated in the Veteran Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership.
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SF State Offers Theater Scholarships for Students Transferring from Laney College

By Mary Kenny, SFSU News   A bequest from retired television writer and producer Toni Weingarten will provide scholarships for first-generation, educationally and economically disadvantaged students who want to pursue bachelor’s degrees in theatre at [...]
Left to right: (top row) Kharyshi Wiginton, Chris Jackson; (bottom row) James Harris, Jumoke Hinton Hodge.

Incumbents Run for Four Seats on Oakland School Board

Incumbents will be facing newcomers for four seats on the seven-member Oakland Board of Education that will be on the November ballot.   Great Oakland (GO) Public Schools, whose political advocacy group, has been a [...]