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:

    Spring Symposium


    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.


    Culturally Responsive Speaker Series


    Spring 2019 OUSD Culturally Responsive Practices Speaker Series
    Culturally Responsive Discipline & Addressing Implicit Bias with Dr. Darrick Smith


    Presentation & Workshop
    January 31, 2019 from 4:00pm - 6:30pm
    Oakland Technical High School Auditorium
    4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA
    Please RSVP by Clicking Here

    This workshop is intended to serve as an instructional discussion for educators and administrators concerned with developing strategies and frameworks for addressing discipline issues in their school. After framing the important relationship between ideas of social justice and school discipline, participants will be asked to share questions and concerns on the issue of school safety and educator practice in the context of anti-oppressive/anti-discriminatory educational efforts. The workshop space is intended to serve a dual purpose of being an educational space while also challenging the feelings of alienation and confusion that educators for social justice experience when confronted with highly charged disciplinary incidents or atmospheres.


    - Refreshments & Childcare Provided
    - Interpretation available upon request
    - Raffle prizes include gift cards & massage certificates!
    - Earn Professional Growth Units (PGUs)!




    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.