Help us GO further.

Only with your support can we make Oakland a place where every child from every community develops not just the knowledge needed to succeed, but also the creativity and habits of mind and heart needed to solve new problems in new ways.

So long as our highest-need students remain behind, so long as parents struggle to support their children’s success, so long as educators lack development and support, we must be relentless in doing more — and doing better. And with our twenty-first century world evolving with each passing minute, we don’t have a moment to lose.

Your donation brings us one step closer.

1Oakland: Excellence, Equity, Sustainability

With your support, we can help Oakland public schools make good on their promise to educate all students.

Through our 1Oakland campaign, we envision a day when our public school system delivers a great education to all our students. By giving to 1Oakland, you are supporting this vision — helping to bring about a bold, citywide system of schools that maximizes resources to school sites, prioritizes our most underserved students, and provides schools and educators with the flexibility to meet diverse student needs and the freedom to innovate.


Support volunteer leaders.

Support the volunteer leaders who power GO Oakland’s campaigns with a gift to our community leadership work.

By supporting GO’s volunteer leadership, you are powering the work of leaders like:

  • The Campaign Action Team (CAT) — made up of diverse Oaklanders including recent OUSD and charter alumni, parents, grandparents, teachers, and others — developed our 1Oakland vision and is on the frontlines leading this work.
  • GO’s cadre of Teacher Fellows, Principal Fellows, and other leaders effecting change in Oakland through our Budgeting for Impact and 1Oakland campaigns, as well as other advocacy issues impacting our public schools.

With your help, we will develop the resources to build leadership and amplify the voices of our powerful volunteers.

Give now

Become a Champion for Oakland kids, give monthly.

GO Champions are a passionate and determined group of monthly givers on a mission to ensure every child in Oakland receives the quality education they deserve. By joining at a level that is meaningful to you, we will show that we are unstoppable when we work together.

By joining GO Champions, you will:

  • Join the ranks of like-minded donors who care about public education and are working to make things better for their children, families, and the community.
  • Be invited to events, exclusive gatherings, and get the inside track on goings on in local education.
  • Receive regular updates and spotlights on all the good work being carried out by parents, educators, and leaders. The work is hard, but there’s also much to celebrate — we hope these updates brighten your day.

Achieving systems change is a marathon — by giving monthly, you’ll power our work in the long run.

Become a Champion

Celebrate a student, teacher, principal, or someone else in your life with a gift to GO.

We have all been influenced by education. Maybe you can point to that one teacher who inspired your journey. Or you remember being supported by a guidance counselor who helped set you on a path to be the first in your family to graduate.

Public education is at its best when schools prize knowledge, creativity, and habits of mind and heart to solve new problems in new ways. At GO, we are working to ensure our education system is supporting students, families, and educators to reach their full potential.

When you give a gift of $50 or more celebrating someone in your life, we will send you a card that you can share with that special person.

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