OUSD Office of Equity


    In 2016, Oakland Unified School District launched the Office of Equity to focus on improving systemic culture, conditions, and competencies across the district in order to better serve children and families situated furthest from opportunity. At OUSD, equity means providing each student with the academic, social and emotional supports they need to prepare for college, career, and community success in the future.  

    The Office of Equity was established to:

    • eliminate the correlation between social and cultural factors and probability of success;
    • examine biases, interrupt and eliminate inequitable practices, and create inclusive and just conditions for all students; and
    • discover and cultivate the unique gifts, talents, and interests that every student possesses.


    Upcoming Events:

    Symposium Flyer


    Registration is now open for our 2019 Spring Symposium. Learn how Oakland Unified School District's Office of African American Male Achievement addresses the systems, structures, and culture that leads to improved educational outcomes for African American boys from Pre-K to 12th grade.


    Early bird registration ends on February 8, 2019. Click Here to register.




    At AAMA’s Student Showcase, Kings from our Manhood Development Program will facilitate a night of exhibits and presentations demonstrating what they've learned throughout the year. This year's location will be at Impact Hub Oakland on 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 from 6pm - 8pm.


    You Are Invited!


    The Behavioral Health, Special Education, Afterschool, Teacher Support, and Equity Departments are coming together to host an exciting event series on Culturally Responsive Practices for our schools, please join us!


    Culturally Responsive Practices Series



    Please RSVP for the March 14th Event: tinyurl.com/OUSDMarch14


    Presentation & Dialogue

    Thursday, March 14, 2019, 4pm - 6:30pm

    Oakland High Theater, 1023 MacArthur Blvd.


    What are the material conditions that affect urban youth before they even step foot in our classrooms? What does it mean to develop educational environments that are relevant and responsive to these conditions? How should these educational spaces define success for students and teachers? This session focuses on developing educators who are better equipped to create educational environments that understand and respond to the social toxins that emerge from racism and poverty. The session closely examines the types of social toxins that young people face in the broader society and discusses the impact of these conditions on student identities. Inside of this framing, Duncan-Andrade draws from his 20 years as an urban educator to explore the concept of critical hope as essential for nurturing urban youth.


    4pm: Registration, Refreshments & Childcare | 4:30-6:30 Program


    Raffle prizes include gift cards & massage certificates!

    Teachers can earn Professional Growth Units (PGUs)!



     A Note From the Culturally Responsive Practices Task Force:

    Due to the strike on February 21st, we canceled the Nancy Dome event on February 21st. We will reschedule this event, and notify the OUSD community of the new date and location.


    Thank you to the California School Based Health Alliance for a grant to make this series possible!


    Check back for details for additional events soon!




    We invite you to read the OUSD Office of Equity 2017-2018 Year-End Report that highlights the work of African American Female Excellence, African American Male Achievement, Latino/a Student Achievement, Asian Pacific Islander Student Achievement, OUSD LGBTQ Programs, and Meaningful Family Engagement. 

    Please click here to access the full report.

    1000 Broadway, Suite 398

    Oakland, CA 94607

    Phone: 510.879.2938
    Website: www.ousd.org/equity



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    Thank you for supporting the Office of Equity. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, the Oakland Public Education Fund, and can be applied to our general fund, or to one of our targeted initiatives.