KOO Receives Salesforce Grant

KOO Receives Salesforce Grant

Salesforce new ‘Catalyst Fund’ addresses philanthropic inequities [Oakland, CA. August 10, 2022] – Salesforce, a company that makes cloud-based software for businesses, launched its philanthropic “Catalyst Fund” in June 2022. This fund provides capital to non-profit organizations with leaders who…
 Seattle Kings get Crowned

Seattle Kings get Crowned

By Uma Joshi On June 10th, we had the Seattle Crowning Ceremony which was co-hosted by Seattle Public Schools and their team. We had delicious food provided, a powerful libation and drumming. Our Seattle Public School Partners guided us throughout…
 Bay Area Crowning Ceremony 2022

Bay Area Crowning Ceremony 2022

By Uma Joshi Kingmakers Community & Family Engagement coordinator, Brother Adrian Henderson, wanted to create an end of year ceremony to celebrate all that our Kings and community have accomplished this year. The purpose of these crowning ceremonies was to…
 Kingmakers releases 2021 Annual Report

Kingmakers releases 2021 Annual Report

KOO continues to scale and meet divergent District’s needs [Oakland, CA. May, 2022] Kingmakers of Oakland (KOO), the trailblazing organization focused on improving learning and life outcomes for Black boys, has just completed their comprehensive Annual Report for 2021. Guided…
 $5K College Scholarship for Kings

$5K College Scholarship for Kings

Throughout her life, Jean Yonemura Wing fought for social justice.  She devoted much of her career to the transformation of the Oakland Public Schools so that it would deliver on its promise to make educational equity, excellence, and empowerment real…