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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.
     AAFE Kwanzaa Kuonyesha

    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


    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.



    Frick Middle School
    2845 64th Avenue

    Music Building

    Oakland, CA 94605



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