What’s GO Public Schools Oakland Advocates?
GO Public Schools Oakland Advocates is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit social welfare organization that informs, advocates, and cultivates leadership within the Oakland community so that all our students have the opportunity to attend quality public schools. The families, educators, and community leaders of GO believe that every child has a right to a quality education and everyone has a responsibility to help provide it. At a time when the overwhelming majority of family-wage jobs require post-secondary education, less than two-thirds of Oakland's students graduate from high school. Barely half of our African-American and Latino students finish high school on time, and the average African-American and Latino twelfth grader reads and does math at the level of white eighth graders. This is morally unacceptable and economically untenable. We also engage in in partisan political activity such as school board elections. Additionally, GO Public Schools Oakland has a sister organization, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization - GO Public Schools Oakland - that connects and activates an informed community network to advance policies that ensure all Oakland students have the opportunity to attend quality public schools.