Our Oakland coalition was honored on Thursday, April 28 with the Making Democracy Work award from the League of Women Voters of Oakland (LWVO). Presented at the League’s annual luncheon, the award recognizes GO Public Schools Oakland‘s efforts to inform, involve, and mobilize Oakland families in improving our city’s schools.
“GO has broken down barriers and helped people get deeply involved in the decisions about our public schools. They have gathered input from families, teachers, and community leaders on strategic goals, conducted specific listening campaigns throughout the year, surveyed community when determining organizational policy positions, and have individual relational meetings as a key part of the weekly cycle for nearly every staff member.”
— Louise Rothman-Riemer, President of LWVO
The award was accepted by Carmelita Reyes, principal of OUSD’s Oakland International High School and member of GO’s Oakland Leadership Council.