Something to remember, as we enter a new year: Yesterday's history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift, that's why it is called "the present". [Via]

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Promise Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting

West Oakland Promise Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting

Saturday, May 8, 2010
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
M. Robinson Baker YMCA

Do you want to know more about exciting new opportunities to improve education in West Oakland?

Hear about President Obama’s Promise Neighborhoods initiative and the West Oakland Innovation Zone.

Have your voice and opinion heard.

Free brunch and childcare will be provided!


Sponsored by:
West Oakland Education Task Force
Great Oakland (GO) Public Schools
Prescott-Joseph Center
Oakland Parents Together

West Oakland Education Brain Trust

The West Oakland Education Brain Trust (WOEBT) is a collaboration of committed individuals, organizations and OUSD leaders who are invested in the education and health of West Oakland children, youth, families and community members. We aim to work together with schools, children and youth, families, and the community to improve our public schools for West Oakland students.

Why was the WOEBT formed?

WOEBT was formed to address the immediate needs in West Oakland’s public schools and to improve the quality of education our children are receiving. It was developed by District 3 Board Member, Jumoke Hinton-Hodge when she leveraged her relationships with community leaders, organizations working in West Oakland, the Faith-based community, and various educational reformers to create a team that would really analyze the data and trends in the West Oakland Public Schools and lead the community in developing a plan that will dramatically improve the educational experiences and outcomes of West Oakland youth.