Other Ways To Get Involved

This is truly a community effort. Please join us by becoming a mentor or engaging 
with other volunteer opportunities.


“This scholarship is the ultimate reason why I decided to pursue higher education, and why I've managed to stay in college all through academic, emotional/mental, and financial support.”

Oakland Promise Scholar

“Through the work of Future Centers and the Oakland Promise, we are seeing more students apply to, be accepted in, and prepared for a diverse range of internships across the City of Oakland that ultimately set them up for successful entry into careers. In addition, the staff in the Future Centers help them to envision what their career aspirations are as well as the pathway and steps to get there. Oakland Promise recognizes the importance of and creates pathways of success not only of 4-year degrees, but also 2-year degrees, dual enrollment, certificate programs, and the trades. “

Preston Thomas

Executive Director of College and Career Readiness/High School Superintendent, OUSD

“I was very grateful that I didn't have to get a job this year... I appreciate the support and advice from Oakland promise staff overall. There were times when I felt like dropping out, but I realized I would probably let a lot of people down.”

Oakland Promise Scholar

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