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  • The first week of April, the prestigious Annenberg Institute for School Reform publicly validated the work OCO has done to build the small schools movement in Oakland. Click here to read Annenberg’s Report. One hundred twenty-five OCO leaders and supporters gathered to celebrate the success of 48 small schools that have opened as a result […]

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  • St. Louis Bertrand leaders are in the thick of the foreclosure crisis. Ana Rosa Tapi, a single mother of three, working two jobs, sought help from her bank to modify her loan.  The bank did not help her.  She was evicted, ruined her credit, and is now working to prevent a repeat of this story […]

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  • The West Oakland Cluster and Kehilla Community Synagogue joined together on March 19th to build the green economy and prevent gun violence in Oakland.  250 leaders packed Center Street Missionary Baptist Church to celebrate the West Oakland Street Outreach Team, and claim a stake in the Federal Stimulus package. OCO leaders asked Councilmember Nadel, Councilmember Kaplan, […]

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  • Thousands of residents affected by homicide piled into the Oakland Convention Center on Thursday evening with one purpose in mind – to “Save Lives Now!” That was the theme of the citywide meeting, which attracted about 3,000 residents and faith leaders who called on city officials to help put an end to gun violence and the crime terrorizing their neighborhoods. They asked public officials to support and implement an intervention and prevention plan, known as the Oakland Strategy.

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