Thanks to generous donors, the school has broken ground on our campus renovation. Find out more about our project.
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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  • Touring Hello RobotsStudents visited a Martinez robotics firm
  • White Coat Ceremony at NorthwesternAlum begins his MD/PhD training
  • Engineering at UC BerkeleyStudents visited with Berkeley's new engineering department chair
  • High School Acceptances8th graders received multiple high school acceptances
  • Trigonometry at Laney First students to complete trigonometry class
Touring Hello Robots1 White Coat Ceremony at Northwestern2 Engineering at UC Berkeley3 High School Acceptances4 Trigonometry at Laney 5

Help build the scholarship pool and campus renovation fund! Donate to support our efforts to expand and enhance our ability to serve and create powerful scholars! Donate now, and if you would like, join us on Saturday, May 18 beginning at 10 am at the San Leandro Marina (click for more details). We would love to see you with your bike, skates or just walking shoes, but please donate today, and help us reach our goal.

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'.
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News Feed
KaRa pictured in ScandinaviaKaRa Awakoaiye Explores Scandinavia: A Study Abroad Odyssey
KaRa Awakoaiye, an Ile Omode 2012 alum, recently embarked on a study-abroad trip to Scandinavia, part of her Master’s program at DePaul University. The trip,...
January 10, 2024

Celebrating Umoja Night by Mama Pam
Celebrating the first night of Kwanzaa together with Ile Omode, Wo’se, City of Refuge was a testament to Umoja. Unity in the family, community,...
January 8, 2024

Ile Omode drummersJamal Cooks Named Chabot College President
In a significant development for Chabot College in Hayward, Jamal Cooks, a seasoned educator and leader with over two decades of experience, has been appointed...
December 18, 2023

Cristo Rey presenting at Ile Omode8th Graders Touring High Schools
Each year during the fall, Ile Omode organizes tours for the 8th grade students. This year, the students toured Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School...
November 27, 2023

IMG_0002Berkeley Computer Science Chairs Visits Ile Omode
In October, Dr. Jelani Nelson, the recently selected chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley, visited Ile Omode, speaking...
October 15, 2023

Khukheper received his white coat on August 4Alum Receives White Coat
Khukheper Awakoaiye (c'14) received his white coat, symbolizing the beginning of his medical training at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, on August...
August 10, 2023

Malia graduated with honors from Basic TrainingMalia Honored During Basic Training
Malia Jenkins (c'17) graduated from the ROTC basic training during the summer. The Howard University sophomore completed the U.S. Army's 1st Regiment, Basic Training Camp...
July 29, 2023

Daniel and Kai at Laney CollegeFirst Students to Complete Trigonometry
Since 2009, Ile Omode has enrolled students at Laney College in Oakland, where students complete the college's advanced Algebra course. This year was no exception,...
June 5, 2023

Touring Hello Robots' facility in MartinezStudents Tour Robotics Facility
A select group of middle school students toured Hello Robotics' facility in Martinez, California to better understand how robotic units are designed, manufactured...
May 26, 2023

Senay ​​Alkebu-lan,Alum Spotlight – Senay Alkebu-lan
Senay ​​Alkebu-lan, c’11, is the owner of the brand Madow Futur. Madow Futur is a Black-owned & Oakland-based streetwear brand, existing to empower the vanguard...
January 25, 2023

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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.