Victories & Milestones

2014 - 2016

Meaningful Student and Family Engagement

OKF adds parent organizing, school staff capacity-building and site governance support.
Milestones
2008

Measure OO - Kids First 2 Coalition

Kim becomes the Campaign Manager for a coalition of 20 youth agencies. Wins a renewal of Measure K and wins an increase from 2.5% to 3.0% set aside for children and youth services.
Milestones
2005

Peer Counselor Campaign

Peer Counselor Campaign advocated for the creation of a peer counselor program at 3 sites. Only Oakland Tech commits.
Milestones
2005 - 2014

PASS-2 Expansion

Only program that ensures all 9th graders receive counseling info and support. P2 expands to five high schools in seven years. P2 funding becomes biggest source of income for OKF and serves 1,800 students annually across nine sites.
Milestones
2005 - 2014

Code of Respect

REAL HARD engages 200 students and school staff at each site to co-create a set of shared values to transform school culture. Code of Respect passed at three schools.
Milestones
2003

Student Power Resolution

Drafted a resolution to strengthen Student Councils decision-making and governance roles at sites.
Milestones
2002

Student Voices Count Report

1,000 students complete report card survey of their schools.  REAL HARD makes policy recommendations to address results such as counseling, safety, etc.
Milestones
2001

Youth Bus Campaign

OKF is lead youth organizing agency in coalition that wins $3M from Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for free bus passes for low-income youth in AC transit service area.  Reduces youth monthly bus pass from $27 to $15.
Milestones
2001

OPD Out of Schools

Drafted a school safety plan and resolution to remove Oakland Police Department (OPD) from Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and invest in prevention services.
Milestones
1996

Measure K Passed

Oakland Kids First founded by coalition of youth serving agencies who led campaign to pass the Kids First! Initiative.  Established city set-aside of 2.5% of General Fund for children and youth services which amounted to $72M over the next twelve years.
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