Oakland Promise Partners



College Partners:

Oakland Promise College Partners have pledged their support for the Oakland Promise to help make a college degree accessible to all Oakland students. Some of the colleges have gone even further to create specific partnerships and pathway for Oakland Promise Scholars. The vision of the Oakland Promise is that all Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) students will graduate high school with the expectation, resources, and skills to complete college and enter the career of their choice. 

  • University of California, Office of the President
  • UC Berkeley
    • Lawrence Hall of Science
    • UC Berkeley Center for Educational Partners
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • UC Davis
  • San Francisco State University
  • CSU East Bay
  • Peralta College Office of the Chancellor
  • Peralta Community College District
    • Laney College
    • Merritt College
    • College of Alameda
    • Berkeley City College
  • Holy Names University
  • Mills College
  • University of San Francisco
  • Paul Quinn College
  • Allen University
  • Cheyney University
  • Lane College
  • Harris-Stowe State University
  • Virginia University of Lynchburg
  • University of Santa Clara
  • Menlo College
  • Kentucky State University
  • Florida Memorial University 
  • Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Sonoma State University 
  • Texas College

College Scholarship and Success Impact Team

Members of this Impact Team represent organizations and institutions, lead by the East Bay College Fund, to create a successful Oakland Promise by providing insight and guidance on scholarships and persistence structures, implementation, and impact, and collaborating for efficiency in scholarships and persistence services.

  • College Track
  • Beyond 12
  • East Oakland Youth Development Center
  • Student Program for Academic & Athletic Transitioning (SPAAT)
  • Peralta Community College District
  • University of California Office of the President
  • Mills College
  • Holy Names University
  • San Francisco State University
  • CSU East Bay
  • Akeem Brown and The Hidden Genius Project
  • Claire Shorall
  • Code 2040
  • Damon Packwood
  • Dan Belsky
  • Daniel Leal
  • David E. Glover Center
  • Gameheads
  • Hack the Hood
  • James Nixon and East Bay Broadband
  • Little Gangas and Kapor
  • Keenan Scott
  • Level Playing Field Institute 
  • Mark Butler
  • Nikki Lasley and Salesforce
  • Oakland Chamber
  • Preston Thomas
  • Qeyno Labs
  • Sam Berg
  • Seth Hubbert and Tech Exchange
  • Sheldon Trotman
  • Urban Strategies Council
  • YesWeCode
  • Youth Radio
  • African American Male Achievement (AAMA)
  • East Bay Consortium 
    • East Bay Career Pathways Consortium 
  • Destination College Advising Corps (DCAC)
  • East Bay Asian Youth Center
  • Educational Coalition for Hispanics in Oakland (ECHO)
  • Juma
  • The Unity Council
    • Latino Men and Boys Program 
  • OUSD 
    • OUSD’s Linked Learning Office
  • My Brother’s Keeper Alliance 
  • Summer Search
  • Alameda County Department of Public Health
  • Agency Early Head Start Program
  • Brighter Beginnings
  • Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)
  • Genesy’s Works
  • iMentor
  • Making Waves
  • Marcus Foster Education Fund 
  • One Goal
  • Oral Lee Brown
  • Students Rising Above
  • EARN
  • First 5 Alameda County
  • Junior Achievement 
  • Oakland Human Services 
  • Sage Financial Solutions
  • SuperStars Literacy
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland 


Special thanks to the East Bay College Fund’s Champions Donor Circle for pledging over $2 million to the Oakland Promise to date.

Andrea Walker

Andy and Barb Fremder

Beth and Joe Hurwich

Earl and Bonnie Hamlin

Francesca and Jim Cervantes

Gary and Cathy Meyer

Gavin Kwong

Jim Saavedra

Joe Downes

Julie and Chuck Palley

Leslie Hsu

Marc Roth

Martin Schiffenbauer and Caskey Weston

Morgan and Sarah Smith

Neill Sullivan

Peter Pervere and Georgia Cassel

Richard and Sandra Gilbert

Richard Nagler and Sheila Sosnow

Sam Miller and Maude Pervere

Seth and Shelly Hamalian

Susan and Mark Stutzman

Susan Sugarman

Susie and Eric Poncelet

Terry and Suzan Kramer

Tom Gold and Lucy Harris

Yusef Freeman