Schools

51Oakland was established in 2011 by Yoshi Akiba, co-owner of the renowned musical venue Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland, and Jason Hofmann, an Oakland-based entrepreneur and former educator, who, since 2001, has been involved in philanthropic activities benefiting youth. 51Oakland’s founders see their roles and those of their non-profit as a funding conduit for inspirational music and arts programs developed by a synergistic partnership of Oakland Unified School District’s (OUSD) principals and teachers, professional musicians and artists and involved community members. Select programming, youth performances and fundraisers are presented at and in partnership with Yoshi’s Jazz Club. 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.

school ELMHURST COMMUNITY PREP SCHOOL:  One of 4 schools 51Oaklander Don Reed addressed in April, 2013 as part of the Inspirational Speakers Series

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href=”http://51oakland.org/fifth-post/”>Inspirational Speaker Series [Watch Video Here]

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 OAKLAND UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT:  Main Offices of the OUSD.

school New Highland Academy: 51Oakland delivered School & Art Supplies and Backpacks to Oakland Students donated byBOMA/ Oakland-East Bay

school Brookfield Elementary School : 51Oakland delivered School & Art Supplies and Backpacks to Oakland Students donated by BOMA/ Oakland-East Bay

school James Madison Middle School : 51Oakland delivered School & Art Supplies and Backpacks to Oakland Students donated by BOMA/ Oakland-East Bay

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Glenview Elementary School : 51Oakland Inspirational Speaker Series and Artist-in-Residence Programs.

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Oakland Tech High School : 51Oakland Inspirational Speaker Series and Artist-in-Residence Programs.

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Westlake Middle School : 51Oakland Speaker Series

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Alliance Academy : 51Oakland Inspirational Speaker Series

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Fremont High School : 51Oakland Inspirational Speaker Series

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McClymonds High School : with Elevate Oakland: Artist in Residence Programs

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Oakland Tech High School : 51Oakland Inspirational Speaker Series and Artist-in-Residence Programs.

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James Baldwin Academy : 51Oakland Speaker Series

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Cox Academy : 51Oakland Speaker Series

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Castlemont High School : with Elevate Oakland: Artist in Residence Programs

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Oakland Summer Jazz Camp : 51Oakland Speaker Series