AAFE Kwanzaa Kuonyesha 2020 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.

    To JOIN please CLICK HERE

    For questions about the African American Female Excellence Kwanzaa Kuonyesha Celebration, please contact adrieanna.williams@ousd.org and iminah.ahmad@ousd.org




    Share Your Voice: How Should Our Schools Come Back from COVID-19?

    There are so many choices ahead for our district about how to safely open schools and serve students and families. Oakland parents, like you, deserve a seat at the table as major decisions are being made about your child’s education. That’s why OUSD has partnered with GO Public Schools Oakland, our LCAP PSAC Committees, the NAACP, Bay Area PLAN, Latino Education Network, IKUNA, AAYSP, Banteay Srai, and more, to launch this #SchoolAfterCOVID family survey.


    You can take the survey here: bit.ly/SchoolAfterCOVID


    Oakland 4th grader Aaliyah talks about the importance of the survey

    This 15-minute survey is an opportunity for families to share feedback on how they have experienced the school closures and distance learning and to inform decisions about next year like calendars, schedules, budget priorities, assessment, and new ways of teaching and learning.  

    We ask that all families fill out this survey and share it with your friends who are caring for school-aged children. We want to ensure that these decisions expand opportunity and help tackle equity gaps that have denied low-income students and students of color the opportunities they deserve. 

    We recognize that this is an overwhelming time for many Oaklanders and we appreciate hearing from you. As a thank you for participating in the #SchoolAfterCOVID survey, while supplies last, parents who respond will have the option of receiving a “family fun pack” from GO -- with supplies to help your family stay engaged and keep kids learning at home. It is more critical than ever that the families who have been furthest from opportunity are leading the conversation and solutions. OUSD does not share family contact information with external organizations. You can opt to share your information voluntarily. 

    African American Honor Roll Virtual Celebration 
    Join us for a celebration of African American Academic Excellence


                                                             RSVP HERE







    African American Female Excellence Youth Forum
    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    West Oakland Youth Center, 3233 Market St, Oakland, CA 94608

    African American Female Excellence is hosting our first Youth Forum! High school students, parents, and faculty are invited to enjoy this free event. Registration begins at 5:30pm and dinner will be served at 6:00pm. A fishbowl discussion about mental health and healing will take place between faculty and students. This youth-led event will be facilitated by AAFE interns. Our goal is for students to be aware of available resources and to inspire dialogue that promotes more discussion and removes stigmas around mental heath within the black community. 


    AAFE Youth Forum


    On Saturday, October 7, 2017 we hosted our first Black Girl Power Conference. Thank you to all who attended. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for highlights from the event.


    Black Girl Power Keynote Speaker - Dr. Joy DeGruy  

    Black Girl Power Conference

Black Girl Power Concert

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