Oakland Promise Launches at Oakland High!

“Oakland Promise is necessary because so many students grow up not feeling hopeful” – Mayor Libby Schaaf

April 19th, 2016


Students are going to hear a lot about the Oakland Promise!! It’s goal is to “triple the number of college graduates from Oakland within a decade”. Pretty ambitious! To get there, these four new programs are starting – Brilliant Baby, K2College, Future Centers, and college scholarships and completion. Here’s where to learn more: www.theoaklandpromise.org

The ONews student team from KDOL-TV – Ken Nguyen, Danielle Thompson, Melhik Hailu and Damari Lawrence – covered the big launch at Oakland High!

Tia Dunbar, a senior at Oakland High, can’t wait to go to college! An East Bay College Fund adviser helped her apply to 10 different campuses! Go, Tia!

Don’t stop now, there’s more from the interviews produced by the the ONews student crew!!

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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Cal State East Bay President Leroy Morishita

Laney College President Elnora Tena Webb

Oakland Promise – www.theoaklandpromise.org


Darius Aikens is a student director for OUSD’s Board of Education! His story is featured on another ONews page – “Student Board Member Thrives on Being Outspoken”.

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