Educational transformation is possible

Making progress on equity requires us to have honest conversations about race and systemic oppression, not to lay blame, but to design more equitable systems. 

Student Services

Nothing About Us Without Us

Street team
(local & National)

The Kingmakers of Oakland Street team is an activated group of black youth leaders, innovators, change-makers and content curators. Comprised of 10 members between the ages of 15 - 25, the KOO Street Team shares a wealth of passion, talent, and knowledge. The KOO Street Team is a reflection of Kingmakers of Oakland’s deepest organizational values - to create platforms that are black-youth centered that empower, engage, and uplift the voices of our young kings and queens. We are experiencing unprecedented times in our national and world history, and the need for youth voice in this moment is more critical than ever.


The Kings In The Making TFI Program is a 3 year college access program in partnership with JP Morgan Chase’s Fellowship Initiative (TFI). This program aims to address 3 primary college readiness issues faced by Black and Latino youth: (1)access to rigorous college preparatory courses (2) access to experienced teachers who have high levels of cultural competencies when working with boys/men of color (3) access to consistent guidance counseling to continually track students’ academic performance and college application process. We work with Kings starting at 10th grade through to their senior year on academic advising, tutoring, literacy and reading comprehension, financial literacy, mentorship and career and professional development.

District Services

Leadership Coaching

We empower school and district leaders with equity and asset-based tools and frameworks to guide strategic plan development to transform systems, practice and culture that improve the life outcomes for Black students.

Phase Zero

In the initial phase of supporting schools and districts we go through a discovery process to understand the current culture, conditions and capacities to access the Phase Zero planning stage.

Learning Collaborative

Kingmakers’ Learning Collaborative is a cross-country collective where district partners share strategies, build relationships, and ultimately leverage their collective genius to discover how to inspire change and create a system that supports Black students, as well as Indigenous students and students of color.

Antioch Team

Professional Learning Community

We train teachers and facilitators to utilize our African-centered and culturally relevant pedagogy and curriculum with students in their classrooms. This learning community collaborates inter-district and cross-district by grade level to share, plan, build and (implement) safe learning environments.


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