Oakland International High School: 2017 Community School Awardee

Oakland International High School educates newly arrived immigrants and refugees as part of the Oakland Unified School District. With students from 30 countries speaking many languages, the focus of the school is on English language acquisition, acculturation, and helping students and families feel at home. As a community school, they work to provide resources throughout the community and beyond to support students and families.

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Every student should have access to schools with the resources, opportunities, and supports that make academic success possible and that create strong ties among families, students, schools, and communities. Doing so will provide more equitable opportunities and prepare students for success in life and as citizens. That’s what community schools offer. They are a powerful, evidence-based strategy for creating excellent schools for students, regardless of their race, family income level, or the ZIP Code in which they live.


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Oakland Unified School District’s Video on Community Schools and how they prepared youth for College, Career, and Community. Hear Oakland youth, teachers, principals, parents, and community school managers share their views on how community schools prepare them to be College, Career, & Community Ready!

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