Oakland Freedom Schools
Oakland Freedom Schools (OFS) serves academically under-served students who have been exposed to community violence. Operating at sites where there is high need, OFS is partnering with OUSD public schools in East Oakland (Roots International Academy), West Oakland (West Oakland Middle School), and North Oakland (Claremont Middle School) and recruits primarily from the feeder schools and surrounding neighbor; as well as district wide.The Children’s Defense Fund developed and coordinated The Freedom School Program in 1995 and has since operated as a national model in addition to providing books and the evidence-based IRC. More than 15,000 college students, young adults, and working professionals have been trained to deliver the empowering CDF Freedom School model serving more than 150,000 K-12 scholars.
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