Our programs are housed in the CSSS Department, with the overall goal of:
Learning:Expanding & enhancing learning through real-world opportunities.
Thriving:Addressing barriers to learning by creating healthy, safe schools.
Together:Working in partnership with Oakland families and community.
Want to learn more? Oursummary of services describes all CSSS programs; or use the links below to go directly to each program's website. For a more personal take on the work being done in our schools, check out our Community Schools Stories.
Community Schools leverage community partnerships and resources so our campuses become hubs of support and opportunity for students, families and community members. By working with the community in this way, schools become better equipped to tap into the unique talents and gifts of every student, teacher, and staff member in our district, and can better break down barriers to student achievement.
History & Overview
In 2011, Oakland led the nation by announcing its intent to become the first Full Service Community School District. Five years later, Oakland continues to lead the way with its nationally recognized model for serving the whole child, ensuring that every student gains the skills and knowledge they need to succeed both in and out of the classroom: to graduate College, Career, & Community ready.
District-wide efforts to create systems and structures, such as those listed above, show how we have progressed in our goals to become a Full Service Community Schools District. Oakland Community School means the whole OUSD community coming together and supporting one another.
Key Wins for Community Schools
San Francisco Foundation, Kaiser Community Fund, and the Federal Government fund Community Schools Expansion, in recognition of Oakland's successful effort to build the Oakland Community School District; $10 million dollars have been awarded to Oakland. These funds have allowed Oakland to provide six additional schools with Community School Managers, who will support the development of their community school mode.
By 2020, we aim to have 50 schools district-wide staff with Community School Managers.
OUSD NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying) against any student, employee, or other person participating in district programs and activities, including, but not limited to, those programs or activities funded directly by or that receive or benefit from any state financial assistance, based on the person's actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55 or equity or compliance with Title IX, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (5 CCR 4610). BOARD POLICY 0410. BOARD POLICY 1312.3. BOARD POLICY 4030. BOARD POLICY 5143.3. BOARD POLICY 5145.7. Complaint forms are available at school sites, on the district webpage at www.ousd.org/ombudsperson, at the Office of the Ombudsperson located at 1000 Broadway, 1st Floor, Suite 150, Oakland, CA, 94607, or via telephone 510-879-4281.