AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE EXCELLENCE
African American Female Excellence is working to create a highly visible and proactive collaborative to accelerate academic achievement among 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.
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.
More than 150 students from across OUSD gathered at Mills College on Saturday, Dec. 1 for the 2nd Annual Black Girl Power Conference.
Girls Student Leadership Council
African American Female Excellence is now accepting applications for our Girls Student Leadership Council. Completed applications are due September 5, 2018 by 5pm. Applications that are not complete will not be considered. To apply you must be in 4th-7th grade and an Oakland Unified School District student.
For more information or questions, please contact Tanara Haynes at Tanara.Haynes@ousd.org or by phone at 510.874.3717.