Standard 6: Community Collaboration and Resources

Coordinate resources and services for families, students, and the school with businesses, agencies, and other groups, and provide services to the community.

Below are links to local and national organizations doing important school-family partnership work.

Local Community Partners 0044tcn_ossf

Here is a list of local community partners that have a longstanding commitment to supporting family engagement in Oakland schools. For national resources and organizations, click here.

Oakland Parents Together |

Oakland Parents Together organizes and empowers parents to advocate for our children as full partners in the Oakland public schools.

Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. (AHC)

AHC works to eliminate violence by offering creative and educational programs that transform the human spirit and build peace and loving communities for all humanity.

Alternatives In Action |

Alternatives in Action inspires Bay Area youth to realize their leadership potential and prepares them for college, career and community life through dynamic educational, skill-building and real world experiences. Our schools, programs and partnerships provide innovative opportunities and supports that help children and youth succeed and ultimately become contributing adults.

Bay Area Parent Leadership Action

Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN) works to empower parents to transform schools so that all children can have access to an excellent education.

Great Oakland Public Schools (GO) |

GO Public Schools connects and activates an informed community network to engage in the political process through elections and related activities to advance leadership and policies to ensure that all Oakland students have the opportunity to attend quality public schools.

Oakland Community Organizations |

OCO is a federation of congregations, schools, and allied community organizations, representing over 40,000 families in Oakland. OCO leaders share common values from our diverse faith, racial, political, and social traditions. We bring these values into the public arena through action on concrete issues. Through relationships, research and action, OCO leaders live out the call to serve one another and to seek justice.

Oakland Kids First |

Oakland Kids First creates leadership opportunities for young people to transform their schools so all youth graduate with the skills and motivation to reach their dreams.

Oakland Literacy

The mission of the Oakland Literacy Coalition is to increase the capacity of literacy providers to improve early learning outcomes in order to ensure that all Oakland children are reading at a proficient level by the end of third grade. We fulfill this mission through collaboration, promotion of effective practices, resource development and policy work.

Oakland Public Education Fund |

The Ed Fund leads the development and investment of community resources in Oakland public schools so that all students can learn, grow, and thrive.

National Organizations and Resources
Harvard Family Research Project
• Parent Toolkit
• National Center for Families Learning
• National Network of Partnership Schools
• Parents for Public Schools