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NetDay AmeriCorps Bridge Program
Oakland, CA

 

NetDay Supports Oakland Schools

In Oakland, the NetDay AmeriCorps Bridge Project facilitated learning using technology to inspire enthusiasm in teachers and students in Oakland Unified School District. The Oakland team members functioned as leaders, co-workers, educators, students, facilitators, and problem-solvers in order to effectively serve and unite the community.

 

Community Profile

Oakland Unified School District serves a diverse population of 55,000 students in an urban community located near San Francisco, CA. More than 60% of Oakland students are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program, and 48% of students come from households receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children.

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NetDay Difference

NetDay AmeriCorps members provided daily, ongoing support for teachers to integrate technology into the curriculum in the classroom or the computer lab. AmeriCorps Members worked in the following Oakland schools: Cox Elementary School, Carter Middle School, Calvin Simmons Middle School, Westlake Middle School, Life Academy, Castlemont High School, and McClymonds Senior High.

 

Providing Students With Safe Havens

During the school year, AmeriCorps members ran after school computer classes for students about Internet research, general computing, or math/science instruction. Students were excited and challenged by the after school programs—and their parents knew they were safe and productive after school.

 

Helping OTX-West Put Computers Student Homes

Throughout the year, NetDay AmeriCorps Members volunteered at OTX-West, a community organization that collects and refurbishes used computers and then provides them to Oakland public schools and Oakland students. Members helped clean computers and ran take-home lab trainings for students and families who received OTX computers.