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    African 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.

    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. 


    Click Here to Join our 2020 African American Honor Roll Celebration


     6pm Thursday May 21, 2020

    AAHR 2020


    To view the ceremony on May 21, 2020  please visit any of the following links:



    Office of Equity Youtube Page 


    *Please note, you do NOT have to RSVP to view the ceremony. Click on any of the links above to watch the Honor Roll. 


    Should you require more information about the 2020 Virtual African American Honor Roll Celebration, please contact adrieanna.williams@ousd.org and iminah.ahmad@ousd.org


    African American Female Excellence

    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.


  • African American Female Excellence
    West Oakland Middle School
    991 14th Street
    Oakland, CA 94607
    Phone: 510.879.8726


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    To learn more about the Office of Equity and other targeted initiatives, visit www.ousd.org/equity.