Back to School, 2013 Events

1. 5th Annual Spirit of West Oakland Back to School Celebration : Saturday August 24, 2013 from 12:30pm - 4:30pm 


Sponsored by: The West Oakland Alliance Foundation, Councilmember Lynette McElhaney and Alternatives in Action. 

McClymond's High School - 28th and Myrtle Streets

*Enroll in West Oakland schools

*Visit the 40 community resources booths

*Music, games, food and more!

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The exciting program includes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and
Math) workshops and a great line-up of speakers and performers who will
emphasize the importance of education, public safety, environmental
justice and community involvement. Speakers include OUSD School Board
Vice President Jumoke Hinton Hodge, Kemba Shakur of Urban Releaf, Pastor
Zachary Carey of Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere and Aisha
Fukushima (raptivist) and more. 

2. 6th Annual Attend & Achieve Back to School Rally :Saturday, August 17th 

Oakland City Hall - 14th and Broadway
OUSD enrollment, supply give-aways, and more!

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3. OUSD Back to School Open House 

Saturday, Aug 24th, 9:30-3:00 at the Lakeview Educational Complex (formerly Lakeview Elementary)

Family, School & Community Partnerships and OUSD are hosting the 2nd Annual Back to School Festival. 

4. Men Of Influence's 1st Annual Family for Life Day

Saturday, August 31, 10:30am, Rainbow Rec Center, 5800 International Blvd.

MOI (Men Of Influence) will be giving out backpacks with school supplies as well as having a BBQ -- free!  We have 2 (two) raffles: one for the youth, which is free. Prizes are gift cards and entry to the Oakland zoo. A raffle for the adults will cost $5 a ticket for a 2-night stay at Oakland Hilton with breakfast and parking free! We will also have supporter shirts available for $20 donations to help us stay in the fight to assist our youth to keep them on a path to success. 

For more info: 283-3378,

5. Faith-Based Back-to-School Book & Backpack Giveaway Program

Saturday, August 31, Greater Refuge Church of God in Christ at 2001 73rd Avenue. OPD participated and are working to build a strong partnership between the Oakland Police Department (OPD) and the faith-based community is important in making Oakland a safer city. The Chief spoke with the children and their families and heard valuable community feedback. 


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