A trailer for the Huey P. Newton Oratorical Festival in 2018. See every performance.
Event Calendar
A brief list of upcoming events, and try out the new "Announcements Listings" (still in beta, but worth a look).

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  • Tech Hub OpensSupporting students on campus
  • Honor Roll CelebrationRecognizing academic achievement
  • 8th Graders at Laney CollegeStudents enrolled in Advanced Algebra
  • Book SponsorshipKlay Thompson Family and Marcus Books team up
  • Sponsoring Scholarship100 Black Men of the Bay Area create scholarship
Tech Hub Opens1 Honor Roll Celebration2 8th Graders at Laney College3 Book Sponsorship4 Sponsoring Scholarship5
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First Chance U - How Ile Omode started a college program for 8th graders

NetFlix has its "Last Chance U", collegiate football players' last chance at a D1 scholarship; Ile Omode has "First Chance U", our 8th graders first collegiate experience. Through Ile Omode's accelerated math program, 8th graders complete their college courses at Laney College. Nearly 20 Ile Omode students have completed Laney’s Algebra 2 course, all earning an 'A'.
News Feed
Ile Omode Staff in Napa ValleyIle Omode Staff take a retreat to Napa
Over the summer, Ile Omode staff took off to wine country to participate in a productive yet relaxing retreat at the Meritage Resort in Napa....
September 23, 2021

Ile Omode students rowing with Oakland StrokesOakland Strokes Host Mini Summer Camp for New Athletes, Thanks to 100 Black Men
Oakland Strokes, established in 1974, is a youth rowing club that trains middle and high school students across the Bay Area out of a boathouse...
September 7, 2021

Kendyl WashingtonHigh School graduate raises over $24,000, donates instruments to Ile Omode
Throughout her high school journey, Kendyl Washington, (c’21) graduate of Holy Names High School, was involved in various leadership teams and after-school activities including, the...
August 12, 2021

Malik BossettAlum Invited to Present in Dubai
Malik Bossett (c'15) received a letter from the co-chairs of the 72nd Astronautical Congress informing him that his abstract, “Hunting for Exoplanets with TESS and...
July 2, 2021

Marlee & ChimezieBethune-Dubois Scholars Award Recipients
Each year at Ile Omode’s commencement ceremony, the Bethune-Dubois Scholars Award is presented to the student(s) with a 3.50 GPA or higher. The award honors...
July 2, 2021

Malia (TL), Kpazawala (TR), Sanaa (BL), Courtney (BR)Graduating Seniors C’21
Ile Omode alums from the Class of 2017, are making their next grand step into college. Four years ago, they graduated from middle school, and...
June 7, 2021

Marlee & Chimezie on Laney CampusCongrats Marlee & Chimezie for both earning an ‘A’ and completing the Algebra 2 course at Laney College!
Laney College welcomed its 2021 cohort of Ile Omode students; Marlee Richards & Chimezie Wyatt back in January. The graduating 8th graders earned excellent...
June 7, 2021

AKA Sorority joins M.S. Girl's Health ClassAKA Sorority visit M.S. Girls Health Class
AKA Sorority Incorporated Oakland, in collaboration with the middle school girl’s health class, delivered a presentation about Maya Angelou on April 30th. The AKA Sorority...
May 6, 2021

The Afrikan Black CoalitionThe Afrikan Black Coalition donates books to Ile Omode Students
The Afrikan Black Coalition has collected over 300+ books to donate across 8 sites in California, with Ile Omode being one of the beneficiaries. ...
April 12, 2021

Justin SmithParent Highlight – Justin Smith
Former parent Justin Smith, whose children graduated from Ile Omode in 2018, was recently highlighted in Blueprint magazine for his stellar architecture performance. ...
March 2, 2021

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The Black Panther Movie - The movie shows the promise and failure of our efforts. Read the director's review of the movie, and see his message he delivered at Wo'se one Sunday morning.
Ile Omode is an African-centered school founded by Wo'se Community of the Sacred African Way in Oakland. We are dedicated to the call to be "keepers of the legacy". We are an independent, private school in Oakland, California, providing instruction to children from preschool through 8th grade.