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
Update on the school's re-opening plan, and our distance learning program. Click to read about how we're conducting classes this school year, as students have received a full suite of classes, and instruction has continued despite the global pandemic.
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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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

$1,500 for Mama Jasiri ScholarshipIle Omode and Wo’Se Community awarded the Nasia Legacy Grant
The Walker Johnson & Nasia Legacy Foundation has awarded Ile Omode a $1,500 grant as “our supporting hand in the village” the Foundation calls it....
March 1, 2021

8th grader, Anya, participating in the TechHubTechHub Opens!
TechHub, an on-site remote instruction offering, opened February 4th to better serve students who might benefit from a fully resourced remote environment, and enjoy socializing...
February 24, 2021

Blanche Richardson, manager and owner of Marcus BooksThompson Family and Marcus Book Team Up with Ile Omode
The Thompson Family Foundation, one of whose members is Klay Thompson of the San Francisco Warriors, has entered a collaboration with Ile Omode to support...
February 12, 2021

Marlee & Chimezie at Laney's Math LabTwo 8th graders beginning class at Laney College
In 2010, Laney College saw its first 8th-grade Ile Omode student in its Algebra 2 course; Bakare Awakoaiye; to date, 13 students have successfully completed...
February 4, 2021

What's your vegetable of choice?‘What’s Your Favorite Vegetable?’ By Mama Imani
Happy Black History Month! And yes, Black History is every month, every day out of the year. Yet, it’s still amazing that we celebrate our...
February 4, 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.