Oakland, CA

With our Oakland City Fund, NewSchools seeks to double the number of high quality seats in the city by leveraging the power of community engagement and entrepreneurship to ensure all students in the city have access to excellent public schools.

Oakland Fund’s strategy is comprised of three key investment areas:

  • High Quality Schools: All students deserve the opportunity to attend safe, caring, and academically high performing schools. We will invest in organizations that will create 6,000 new high quality school seats.
  • Community Information and Mobilization: Parents and the general public need timely and accurate information about public schools. Community engagement is essential to ensure continuity of progress through leadership transitions that are inevitable in public education. We will invest in organizations that raise community awareness of public education metrics and goals, and support families, educators and community members in playing a more active role in shaping the policies and practices that affect student outcomes.
  • Talent: Highly trained and well-supported educators and leaders will create a strong talent pool to enable school growth and effective learning environments for our students. We will invest in organizations that will develop 1,000 new teachers, teacher leaders, site leaders and system leaders.

Click here to view the Oakland Fund grantees