Black Education / Schools : City of Oakland Pledges to Fund College for Low-Income Students

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  1. Liberty

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    Tia Dunbar, 18, takes a look around on a mini-tour of Dunbar at Oakland High School’s brand new Future Center Jan. 26, 2016 in Oakland, Calif. The Center is part of the Oakland Promise Initiative, which is striving to double the number of college graduates in the city within the next eight years. (Photo: Leah Mills, The Chronicle)

    Oakland will launch a citywide effort Thursday to triple the number of college graduates coming out of public schools, an ambitious and expensive “cradle to career” plan that aims to reverse cycles of poverty and hopelessness by raising expectations that all children can thrive in school.

    The centerpiece of the Oakland Promise initiative is an infusion of grants, ranging from $500 college savings accounts for children born into poverty to college scholarships of up to $16,000 for low-income students. The money is intended to provide both real and symbolic support, signaling to kids and their families that there’s an investment in their future.

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    http://goodblacknews.org/2016/01/29/city-of-oakland-pledges-to-fund-college-for-low-income-students/
     
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    We must invest in our Future. Go Oak Town!
     
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    I Know where some Grants are buried.
    I shared the last one on the post web site.



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    That's my home, the Bay Area. And, you know this is icing on the cake because the California State University System is already tuition free. And, they have free Community Colleges and Junior Colleges too. (if things haven't changed since I left)

    Demographically, Oakland is 34% white, 28% AA and the rest others. But, AAs aren't all doing so bad. They own a lot of businesses, they have some political presence. And, then there are areas where AAs need help badly. I am proud that they are taking this step forward and voluntarily.
     
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