Teach Black Achievement Every Day

Teach Black Achievement Every Day

If our historical knowledge is connected to how we see ourselves, then teaching complete Black history is something educators should implement in their curriculum daily.  This month we celebrated one of the most impactful American Civil Rights Movement leaders, Dr.…
 Step Up to the MIC

Step Up to the MIC

The theme for this year’s Spring Symposium, “Step Up to the MIC,” is about amplifying multiracial, intergenerational, cross-functional voices to transform education systems. Through Spring Symposium, we have the opportunity to gather a broad coalition of participants to learn best…
 Media Academy Student Registration

Media Academy Student Registration

The KOO Media Academy is a workforce development and leadership program for Oakland students 14-21 years old. Students interested in learning TV, Film and Media have a unique opportunity to learn marketable skills while getting paid a stipend for completing…
 SFUSD Black Teacher Recruitment

SFUSD Black Teacher Recruitment

Latino, Black, Asian and Native American teachers account for 17% of all U.S. public school teachers.  Approximately 2% are Black men. The overwhelming lack of engagement for Black men continues to foster barriers that exclude Black male educators (Bristol, 2022).…
 Young Leaders Co-Design at The Well

Young Leaders Co-Design at The Well

On November 14th-16th more than 400 leaders convened from across sectors and generations in Washington, DC at The Well to restore, rejuvenate, build new relationships across identity, age, and sector. Leaders from across the country moved beyond what needs to…
 Kingmakers of Oakland Expands Leadership

Kingmakers of Oakland Expands Leadership

KOO Welcomes New Chief Program Officer and Senior Director of Communications  Today, Kingmakers of Oakland (KOO), a nonprofit organization in Oakland, California committed to improving educational and life outcomes for Black male students, welcomed two new staff members; Matin Abdel-Qawi…
 Jean Yonemura Wing Memorial Scholarship

Jean Yonemura Wing Memorial Scholarship

Annually, #GivingTuesday celebrates the power of community across the country at the local level.  Kingmakers of Oakland established the Jean Yonemura Wing Memorial Scholarship fund to honor the life and work of an important ally to the organization who contributed…