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ORGANIZING, ADVOCATING, AND TAKING ACTION FOR EQUITY IN OUSD 

© 2019 • Equity Allies for OUSD

OUR INITIATIVES

We try to be responsive to the issues that are emerging in our school district.  While we participate in many activities, initiatives reflect areas where we are doing sustained work.  Initiatives are determined both by the collective agreement of our leadership team--is this something we, collectively, agree will make an impact on equity in our district--and individual leadership--is there someone in our membership who is passionate and willing to take the lead on this body of work.  

Equity Fund

Schools are selected based on an Equity Index:

  • School Environment: Neighborhood stress, food security, and community health factors in the neighborhood surrounding the schools.

  • Staff Preparedness: Teacher retention, % of new teachers

  • Student Demographics: Percentage of students with learning disabilities, enrolled in school lunch program and english language learners.

Integration & Enrollment

In 2018, we raised $100,000 from over 230 generous individuals, foundations, and school communities, and made ten $10,000 donations from the Equity Fund to the following OUSD schools:

 

  • ACORN Woodland Elementary

  • East Oakland PRIDE Elementary

  • EnCompass Academy

  • Futures Elementary

  • Garfield Elementary

  • Madison Park Academy TK-5

  • Manzanita Community School

  • Markham Elementary

  • MLK/Lafayette Elementary

  • RISE Elementary

Schools & 

How DID the 2018 Equity Fund schools use donations?

 

Our partner schools used their funds for a variety of projects including: sending students to Cal Day at UC Berkeley; buying Chromebooks; providing teachers with small supply budgets; end-of-year celebrations for students and families; purchasing school uniforms for students whose families could not afford them; updating classroom libraries; teacher appreciation activities; professional development for staff on standards-based instruction; and so much more! 

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