By working closely with Oakland public school educators and administrators, parents, and involved community members, 51Oakland strives to provide students access to mentoring, nurturing, instruction and training by dedicated professional artists and musicians, thereby filling the gaps in Arts & Music opportunities caused by spending cuts, and re-engaging the full potential of Oakland youth.

51Oakland is committed that all young people in Oakland Public Schools have equitable access to Art & Music Education as a catalyst for supporting students in all aspects of social-emotional wellness, thereby increasing their academic and developmental success, self-expression, relationships and confidence as civic members and global citizens.

51Oakland has minimal administrative costs and directly funnels the funds that it raises and receives via private donations and grants to specific schools based on their articulated and projected needs. The organization performs its due diligence by carefully reviewing all specific and reasonable proposals submitted, and selecting and partnering with those who have the best ideas which will make the most impact on the students.


Schools


Elmhurst Community Prep School: One of 4 schools 51Oaklander Don Reed addressed in April, 2013 as part of the Inspirational Speakers Series
OAKLAND UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT:  Main Offices of the OUSD
New Highland Academy: 51Oakland delivered School & Art Supplies and Backpacks to Oakland Students donated by BOMA/ Oakland-East Bay
Brookfield Elementary School: 51Oakland delivered School & Art Supplies and Backpacks to Oakland Students donated by BOMA/ Oakland-East Bay
James Madison Middle School: 51Oakland delivered School & Art Supplies and Backpacks to Oakland Students donated by BOMA/ Oakland-East Bay
Glenview Elementary School: 51Oakland Inspirational Speaker Series and Artist-in-Residence Programs
Oakland Tech High School: 51Oakland Inspirational Speaker Series and Artist-in-Residence Programs
Westlake Middle School: 51Oakland Speaker Series
Alliance Academy: 51Oakland Inspirational Speaker Series
Fremont High School: 51Oakland Inspirational Speaker Series
McClymonds High School: with Elevate Oakland: Artist in Residence Programs
Oakland Tech High School: 51Oakland Inspirational Speaker Series and Artist-in-Residence Programs
James Baldwin Academy: 51Oakland Speaker Series
Cox Academy: 51Oakland Speaker Series
Castlemont High School: with Elevate Oakland: Artist in Residence Programs
Oakland Summer Jazz Camp : 51Oakland Speaker Series