Oakland Public School Volunteer: Back To School Support
Girl Geek X volunteers at a local Oakland high school preparing for back-to-school reopening the following week. We put up fresh bulletin boards, organized supplies, arranging classrooms, etc alongside teachers and staff at Girl Geek X’s adopted school CCPA in Oakland, California on Friday, August 6th, 2021 (1pm-4pm).
We are excited to support public education! We will be volunteering this pandemic school year in service of students grades 6-12 and their teachers at Coliseum College Prep Academy.
In-person volunteers are required to pre-register and submit proof of COVID-19 vaccine ahead of service date with the Oakland Ed Fund, a non-profit connecting groups with schools to make a positive impact on school culture and student achievement through relevant and meaningful volunteer projects.
Our partnership’s goal is to support students interested in STEM at Coliseum College Prep Academy in Oakland, California serving students in grades 6-12 with a computer science career pathway.
Adopted School Demographics: 600 students, 100 staff
93% of students qualify for free lunch
80% of students accepted to 4 year schools with resources to attend
▪ 83% Latinx
▪ 12% Black or African American
▪ 2% Asian
▪ 1% White
▪ <1% Pacific Islander
▪ <1% Two or More Races
▪ <1% Filipino
▪ 2% Unspecified
Girl Geek X volunteers must pre-register with the Oakland Public Education Fund:
- In the “More About You” section, it says “Choose the Option that Best Describes You”. Volunteers should select “Adopt an Oakland School Partner”
- Once you click that, another question pops up asking “Where do you work / where are you affiliated?”. Volunteers should write “Girl Geek X”
Vaccinated Girl Geek X volunteers put up new bulletin boards in classrooms in August for back to school preparations at the guidance of CCPA teachers.
Volunteers refreshing bulletin boards in the hallways of CCPA in East Oakland.
From refreshing bulletin boards to hand-lettering signs for the classroom, Girl Geek X community volunteers pitched in to lend a land to CCPA staff and teachers getting ready for school reopening in August 2021.
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