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AOK welcomes new board members

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 [...]

2019-06-15T17:45:03-07:00June 15th, 2019|

AOK welcomes Executive Director Gwen Loeb

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 [...]

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

ABCs of AOK Brunch, February 23

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 [...]

2019-02-02T15:48:33-07:00February 2nd, 2019|

Grant Cycle Moves to Dec 1 – Jan 21

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 [...]

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

“Heart of Oakland Art” Auction, Sept 28

Join us for our newest event! See our EVENTS page to purchase tickets Arts for Oakland Kids invites you to a new kind of celebration at Warehouse416 in the heart of Uptown, Oakland's famous art district. While you enjoy MUSIC, BEER & WINE, and APPETIZERS from some of our favorite eateries, you'll get to bid on deals from Bay Area [...]

2018-10-13T14:53:09-07:00August 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

AOK welcomes Board Member Logan McWilliams

Welcome to the Board Logan McWilliams! We first met Logan McWilliams, then a Transitional Kindergarten teacher, on a site visit to the Pro Arts Early Childhood Education program AOK funded at Markham Elementary. The second we walked into her classroom full of innovative images and displays, we knew we were in for a treat. We [...]

2018-08-13T20:29:33-07:00July 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

AOK-inspired Oakland A’s Stomper on display

It being the 50th Anniversary of the Oakland A's, it is only appropriate that Stomper wears a suit and a bow tie. I wanted the illustrative design of his suit to reflect a child-like nature and our mission within Arts For Oakland Kids. Elements were included to highlight whimsical aspects of music, theater, and the [...]

2018-08-13T20:17:32-07:00June 6th, 2018|Tags: , , |

2018-19 program recipients announced

The AOK Board of Directors is thrilled to announce AOK's 2018 grant recipients! Living Jazz at Carl B. Munck Elementary: This popular standards-based music program promotes social justice and cultural awareness through group ensemble singing, rhythm components, and performance opportunities. Oakland Youth Chorus at Oakland SOL Middle School: After-school classes at this new school will teach [...]

2018-08-12T19:22:25-07:00June 1st, 2018|Tags: , , |

Jeff Hall joins AOK Board

Jeff Hall joins the AOK Board Arts for Oakland Kids is thrilled to welcome Jeff Hall to our Board of Directors. Oakland has been Jeff’s home for 42 years. He previously worked as a private practice attorney and also served as the Legislative Director for the SF AIDS Foundation. Jeff recently retired from the University of California, [...]

2018-08-13T20:27:02-07:00March 5th, 2018|Tags: , |