Oakland Promise Kindergarten to College (K2C) helps each elementary and middle school student in Oakland think of themselves as a college-bound individual. We provide an Oakland Promise Scholarship, offer incentives to open a family-owned College Savings Account (CSA) and implement college & career programming.
All families with K-5th grade students: Activate your account now!
Starting in the fall of 2016 and onward, every Oakland public school Kindergartner has $100 set aside in their Oakland Promise Scholarship account. You also have the option to open and/or connect a family-owned college savings account.
View your Oakland Promise Scholarship account
Earn another $75 through a family-owned college savings account
Into your personal college savings account
The first $100 earned in Kindergarten stays with the family even if they move out of Oakland. Students earn additional scholarship amounts at 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th & 12 grade if they gradate from an Oakland public high school and enroll into post-secondary.
Our goal is for each elementary and middle school student in Oakland to think of themselves as a college-bound individual. Here are the aspects of our program that help make that happen:
K2C will support your family to open up a savings account for college and earn a one-time $75 when you open the account. K2C partners with two organizations: my529 & Self-Help Federal Credit Union. Your family can choose which option best fits your family's needs.
Choose this option if:
Choose this option if:
Awarded an early college scholarship since the 2016-2017 school year
Opened by families with the help of K2C
Attended financial literacy and academic workshops
With savings accounts for college would be first in their families to graduate college.
Participating in K2C rated “Excellent” in building College-Going culture.
Kindergarten to College (K2C) initiative is a component of Oakland Promise’s cradle to career approach. K2C aims to lay the foundations...
NORC is collaborating with the Oakland Promise to better understand impacts of programs the Promise is implementing to promote access into and completion of college for Oakland students. Oakland Promise is taking a “cradle-to-career” approach to providing Oakland’s children with the skills, resources, and aspirations to graduate from high school, complete college and be successful in a career of their choice. Oakland Promise programs include Brilliant Baby, the Kindergarten to College initiative (K2C), the Future Centers program (for middle school [FC-MS] and high school [FC-HS]) and the College Scholarship & College Completion (CSC) program.
News from NORC
Middle School Manager, Kindergarten to College (K2C)
Coordinator, Kindergarten to College (K2C)
Manager, Kindergarten to College (K2C)
Director, Kindergarten to College (K2C)
Future Center/OUSD Liaison
As of now, we provide student supports at Greenleaf Elementary, La Escuelita and Parker Elementary.
At these school sites, we work with students to create an understanding of A-G requirements, High School Readiness Indicators, and high school & post-secondary preparedness.
Students and families receive direct support in the form of workshops and small group settings that track the progress of the students.
Our K2C middle school staff work closely with teachers and academic counselors to present High School options and Academies to 8th grade students so that they can make the best and most informed decision as to which high school to attend.
Do you have any questions about K2C? Please fill out this form and a member of our team will be in touch.