Big New Plans!

Arts education changes lives. In fact, numerous national studies show that arts education provides a major educational and achievement advantage – especially for students from marginalized communities. Yet, 80% of Oakland public school students are being denied this advantage based on their economic circumstances or race. That’s a social justice issue.
For almost 24 years, Arts for Oakland Kids has been working to remedy this injustice by providing grants for hands-on arts education in Oakland’s most financially-challenged schools. We have a bold new plan to fund weekly programs for every student who needs us – but we can’t do it without you.

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Your contributions help AOK fund art education programs for every art form.

News & Events

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 [...]