AAFE Students Share How They’ve Been Inspired by the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
Sasha Mitchell 5th Grade Piedmont Ave Elementary School
- It is amazing because it is a change! She is a black woman leader who will probably make good decisions.
Ziah Smith 4th Grade Piedmont Ave Elementary School
- A really cool and amazing opportunity. She will make good judgments for the sake of all people.
Marily Maldonado-Maya 5th Grade Piedmont Ave Elementary School
- I think it is about time. It has been mostly white men making the decision for our country and it is time for a change. They tried to see how smart she was and she showed them.
Nafissatou Ndiaye 4th Grade Piedmont Ave Elementary School
- I am super happy to have an African American female judge. I hope we get to know more about her. I hope there will be more rights and justice, especially for Black women.
IN THE NEWS
OUSD Strengthens Commitment to Equity and Gender Parity: African American Female Excellence Initiative moves to Superintendent’s Office to Bring the Needs of Girls and Young Women Into Sharper Focus
OUSD Press Release - December 13, 2018
150 Girls of Color from Schools Across OUSD Come Together for a Day of Empowerment at the 2nd Annual Black Girl Power Conference
OUSD Press Release - December 7, 2018
African American Female Excellence Program host first Black Girl Power Conference
Oakland North - October 10, 2017
Oakland School District Awakens To Challenges Of Black Girls
NewsOne - March 15, 2017
Successful Community Forum on the Aspirations of Black Girls
OUSD - February, 2017
OUSD’s new initiative addresses the concerns of young women of color
Oakland North - October 14, 2016
Oakland, Calif. School District Launches Effort to Support Black Girls
Ed Week - September 21,2016
Oakland Schools To Establish Program Focused On Black Girls
NewsOne - September 16, 2016
Oakland schools creating program to support African American girls
SF Gate - September 16, 2016
Oakland Program Seeded Idea for District's New African-American Girls Initiative
KQED - September 9, 2016
AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE EXCELLENCE
Frick United Middle School
2845 64th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94605
To learn more about the Office of Equity and other targeted initiatives, visit www.ousd.org/equity.