The Arab Asian and Pacific Islander Student Achievement (AAPISA) programs lift up the diverse API populations in Oakland for every student to thrive, achieve and succeed in OUSD.

    The AAPISA Network:

    1. Builds a strong network of staff, families, youth leaders, and community groups throughout Oakland supporting all API students to achieve and thrive.

    2. Ensures that OUSD’s systems, infrastructure, and school content are serving and reflecting the diversity of our over 45 Asian and Pacific Islander populations to better serve them.

    3. Lifts up API, Arab voices and histories to inform and create safe, supportive, and inclusive community schools where all students experience belonging and empowerment to achieve.


    Takalam Spring 2023 Schedule >>

    February 7 - May 18, 2023

    Apply Here!

    Schedule to be posted once the cohort is complete.


    Takalam is now a year round leadership and digital literacy program for Arab high school students to uplift voices for advocacy, representation, and civic engagement.  


    Takalam is co-sponsored by OUSD AAPISA, Arab Film & Media Institute, KDOL Youth Beat, and the Arab Resource & Organizing Center.


    OUSD students who complete the program will earn up to a $500.00 stipend.

    Takalam 2023


    Arabic Version


    1st Southeast Asian American Honor Roll & Celebration

    Friday, May 20th 5:30-6:30pm

    Go to youtube.com/OUSDNews to tune in!

    SEA Flyer




    The 4th Annual Arab American Honor Roll Celebration

    Friday, May 6th, 5-6pm

    Watch the celebration HERE!




    Pacific Islander Honor Roll & Spring Celebration

    April 20, 2022

    Chabot Space & Science Center | 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland


    PIHR 2022



    Essay Contest Flyer


    Report Flyer


    [ Click HERE for More Information About Responding to Anti-Asian Discrimination ] 







    Arab, Asian & Pacific Islander Student Achievement
    Frick Middle School
    2845 64th Ave - Music Building

    Oakland, CA 94605







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    Arab Asian Pacific Islander Student Achievement is a targeted initiative of the Oakland Unified School District's Office of Equity.
    To learn more about the Office of Equity and other targeted initiatives, visit www.ousd.org/equity.