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
Alumni Sennua Hunter (c'11) & Lonnie Turner (c'18)Alums Complete EMT Program
Alumnus Sennua Hunter (c’11) and Lonnie Turner (c’18) both completed the City EMT 16 week program. ...
February 18, 2022

Mama Karen Oyekanmi & Middle School girlsDoll Making A Lost Art? Not at Ile Omode!
Ile Omode Middle School Girls (6th - 8th grades) got the opportunity during our “Spirit Week” in December to experience the fun and exciting creativity...
January 21, 2022

Mother and Daughter Team Up to Lift UpThe City Of Refuge, UCC provides $16k grant to support Ile Omode lunch program
Ile Omode School and The City Of Refuge, UCC has had a long-standing community relationship which began with Mama Nubian Flunder when she enrolled her...
January 21, 2022

KardiereIle Omodoe Alum, Kardiere, celebrates outdoor graduation ceremony
The global pandemic inhibited many things including the graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 and 2021. These graduating classes found themselves participating in virtual...
December 2, 2021

Ile Omode Students on Camping TripIle Omode Students Go on Camping Trip
Ile Omode's "Ubuntu 6th Annual Camping Trip" was from Friday, October 8 to Sunday, October 10 in Lake Camanche in Lone, CA. A total...
November 8, 2021

Mothers Against PovertyMAP donates food boxes to Ile Omode families
Mother's Against Poverty (MAP) is a non-profit created by an Iranian family in an effort to support children globally in need. Since 2008, MAPs have...
November 8, 2021

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

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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.