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Summer Resources for Oakland Youth




The Oakland Unified School District  (OUSD) has set up the Summer Learning 2017 website for information on programs in Oakland and the Bay Area.

There are many free and low-cost options for all interests and academic needs from the time school gets out in June until the first day of school on August 21st, 2017.

Visit to search a citywide list of programs including those offered through OUSD. Over summer break, Oakland Unified serves 5,700 students across 40 sites in partnership with over 20 community-based organizations.

District-sponsored programs combine academic intervention in math and English with engaging enrichment activities such as art, dance, sports, science and outdoor adventure for a full day of extended learning.

Some summer program highlights:

  • OUSD is partnering with the nonprofit to provide a comprehensive resource on the hundreds of summer programs available, many at low or no cost. In addition to Summer Learning with OUSD, summer camps are offered by the City of Oakland Parks and Recreation, as well as activities at museums, libraries and scholarship opportunities. Learn about the wide range of programs at “We want to ensure that students are ready to start at grade level in the fall,” said Interim Superintendent Devin Dillon. “Summer learning programs are critical for our students because rather than falling behind over break as can happen so easily, they can build on their accomplishments and strengthen their studies.”
  • Summer Pre-K (SPK): A half-day summer camp that prepares children for kindergarten with the social learning, literacy and math development skills necessary for success in school. Made possible by First Five of Alameda County and Oakland Fund for Children and Youth, SPK offers weekly parent workshops with resources for academic readiness and child wellness

Springboard Collaborative: An intensive, five-week summer literacy program for over 800 Pre-K through 3rd grade students and their families. Includes home visits before the program begins, weekly family workshops and high impact small group reading instruction with students grouped by reading level.

ECCO (Exploring College and Career Options): Rising high school seniors can experience the world of work in this internship program while building a network in their field of interest.

OUSD has doubled the number of paid student internships to 300 for Summer 2017, and students also earn 10 units of elective credit once they end the summer by presenting their skills and accomplishments.

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East Oakland Organizer Needed

The East Oakland Stadium Alliance (EOSA) is seeking an Oakland-based grassroots organizer for a short-term engagement to help grow and mobilize our coalition! Comprised of local businesses, workers, labor organizations, and community members, we are deeply concerned about the Oakland A’s proposal to leave the Coliseum site in East Oakland and build a new stadium at the port. An ideal candidate has on-the-ground campaign field experience, a strong awareness of Oakland and Alameda County political figures, and deep ties to East and West Oakland communities. Being a local resident of Oakland is a plus.

Employment with EOSA is a part-time role and will last for a minimum of four months with an opportunity to extend longer. Transportation and cell phone use would be reimbursed and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Penrod, For more info about EOSA, visit our website and check us out on Twitter @AllianceOakland.


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