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We are thrilled to celebrate our PLAN Summer Academy Graduation & Parent Power Awards Celebration will be on Friday, June 29th from 5-8pm (location to be announced).  This event is to honor our Summer Academy parent graduates and awarding parent leaders.   This event is to honor our Summer Academy graduating parent leaders.  Summer Academy is an intensive capacity building experiential learning institute for individual and teams of parent leaders.  Moreover, we will honor the tremendous commitment and organizing of parents in Oakland. We believe in the power of parents to transform schools throughout Oakland, and parents are leading campaigns to win affordable housing, environmental justice and many other important elements that create a thriving Oakland community that schools need. Lift up the importance of celebrating parent power! Make Oakland a better city! We are extending our deadline to June 15th to nominate your parent leaders! Please help us by nominating a parent you know who is doing great work!  We would love your organizational and/or your individual support to donate to our event you can do so by going to this link.

Your support will ensure that PLAN is able to organize a fantastic PLAN Summer Academy Graduation & Parent Power Awards Celebration in future years. As PLAN continues to develop the leadership and build the power of parents, this event is a critical component of our organization’s strategy, ensuring that we celebrate PLAN’s and our allies parent leaders who achieve a positive impact for more than 20,000 families in Oakland collectively. Additionally, your support will reach an audience of nearly 100 attendees and over 7,000 people who read our communications on social media and marketing.

We are excited to have you as Parent supporter!

In Unity,

Pecolia Manigo PLAN, Executive Director



PLAN recently purchased a truck to help transport our members!  Help us kick-off our Spring fund drive helping raise our first $3000 of our $40,000 goal by June 30th!  These first $3000 will to help pay for PLAN’s truck, registration, and six months ofmaintenance and insurance.

Every year, PLAN trains and organizes parents to build power and transform schools. Support our work today by making a tax-deductible contribution (click here to donate) or volunteering your time.  PLAN builds parent power so that every child has academic success.  Join our parent members and supporters as we build toward justice for Oakland students and beyond!  Help us make our goal to raise $40,000 before June 30th!




Local Principal and PLAN supporter Honored with National Award

By C. Gomez Arteaga

Congratulations PLAN supporter and Roosevelt Middle School Principal, Cliff Hong.  The Coalition for Community Schools, an initiative of the Institute for Educational Leadership, announced over Spring Break that numerous people and groups across the country leadership awards Cliff Hong was honored with the Educator Leadership Award saying, “Through his leadership and commitment to the community school strategy, Mr. Hong created a strong alignment between the school’s academic programs and community school partnerships. As a result, Roosevelt Middle School has made progress on academic, social-emotional, and civic student outcomes, including by lowering the chronic absenteeism rate to 6.5%, and decreasing suspensions.”


Bay Area PLAN is hiring!  Join our amazing team – Parent Trainer Position



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