Changing the lives of Oakland kids with hands-on arts education in under-resourced schools

Since 1996, Arts for Oakland Kids (AOK) has been changing the lives of thousands of kids by directly funding arts education in under-resourced Oakland public schools. We are raising grades, building self-esteem and enhancing creative growth through hands-on programs in visual, musical, dance, literary, digital, industrial arts and more.

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1506, 2019

AOK welcomes new board members

June 15th, 2019|

AOK welcomes new board members AOK is happy to announce the appointment of three new members to our board of directors: Carmen Bogan, Diane Dunwoodie, and Lauran Weinmann. The growth [...]

202, 2019

ABCs of AOK Brunch, February 23

February 2nd, 2019|

ABCs of AOK Brunch! Join AOK on Saturday, February 23, for a casual brunch at Sankofa Elementary School to learn about the value of arts education and AOK-funded programs.  Students [...]