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Oakland Launches Promise Initiative to Triple the Number of College Graduates

Friday, Feb 26, 2016 | News Update

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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Antwan Wilson launched the Oakland Promise. Over the next decade this cradle‐to‐career effort will triple the number of low‐income Oakland public school graduates who complete a post‐secondary education.

They were joined at the event by over 500 Oakland supporters including the Oakland City Council, Oakland School Board, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, United States Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell, University of California President Janet Napolitano and Oakland Promise lead partners from the City of Oakland, Oakland Unified School District, East Bay College Fund and the Oakland Public Education Fund.

The Oakland Promise combines best practices from across the country in an expansive way to ensure that all Oakland students and families are supported on their way from birth through college, launching into a successful career. Learn more about how the Oakland Promise works and is funded; and watch the video. Become a supporter of the Oakland Promise and follow its progress.