AOK welcomes new board members

2019-06-15T17:45:03-07:00June 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 of our board brings new opportunities, skills, and leadership to AOK, and strengthens our community ties. Carmen Bogan Carmen is founder and CEO of the Bogan [...]

AOK welcomes Executive Director Gwen Loeb

2019-06-16T15:36:34-07:00June 15th, 2019|

A message from our new Executive Director Gwen Loeb It is an honor to be joining AOK. I am deeply committed to the mission, in part because I want to pay forward the arts education I was privileged to receive throughout my youth. In my art-based preschool, I learned to read music before I could [...]

ABCs of AOK Brunch, February 23

2019-02-02T15:48:33-07:00February 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 from Prescott Circus Theatre, Sankofa String Orchestra, and Oakland Youth Chorus perform, and you will even get to make your own art! The event is [...]

Grant Cycle Moves to Dec 1 – Jan 21

2019-06-16T15:37:19-07:00October 13th, 2018|

We are moving our annual grants cycle to better align with OUSD's budget calendar. Our grant cycle for 2019/2020 will open on December 1st, and applications will be due January 21st. Grant recipients will be announced March 1st, 2019. To assist our applicants, we are inviting principals, teachers, artists, parent group leaders, and other arts education organizations to an AOK [...]