AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE EXCELLENCEAfrican American Female Excellence was created to inspire excellence and accelerate academic achievement amongst African American girls and young women in OUSD, and to address the disparities in educational and social outcomes for African American girls and young women from preschool through high school.
Join AAFE for our inaugural event in celebration of African Culture, Heritage & Resilience with our "Kwanzaa Kuonyesha" celebration.
Learn about the work of OUSD's recently re-launched "AAFE" initiative, hear from AAFE's students, community leaders and supporters through learning about African culture and exploring Oakland's unknown history of Kwanzaa.
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The initiative will work with a core Advisory Group and a team of thought partners to develop strategies, structures, and guidance regarding how to improve the culture, climate, and conditions of female students of African descent from preschool through 12th grade.The advisory group—OUSD Collaborative for the Achievement of African American Girls and Young Women (OUSD Collaborative for African American Girls)—will develop interagency linkages, inter-departmental recommendations, models, best practices, and feedback loops to ensure that all parts of the organization are moving together to interrupt intersectional bias against African American girls. Lead, supervise and support an alignment of the OUSD Collaborative for African American Girls Achievement with the District strategic plan and equity policy.