Our Plan

Project description and scope

Our short-term goal is to start a K-12 school-center in Oakland that embodies the principles and practices described above.  The school will function as the center within the neighborhoods surrounding it and provide wrap-around services in education, health, housing, and job training.

The long-term goal is to create a model for urban education that prioritizes the needs of youth and families as the pathway to building healthy and sustainable communities across the U.S. and around the world.  [More info.]

We are targeting the launch of the Oakland school in Fall 2015.  Our project plan and deadlines are as follows:

Founding board Spring 2012
Establish vision and mission Summer 2012
School planning Fall 2013
Site acquisition and development Winter 2013
Fundraising Spring 2013 – Fall 2015
Teacher recruitment Spring 2014
School buildout Winter 2014
Student recruitment Spring 2015
School launch Summer 2015
Classes start Fall 2015