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April 2016
Office of African American Male Achievement
National Stage
AAMA Lands a Short Documentary on AJ+
This past March, filmmaker David Zlutnick, put together a short documentary on the Office of African American Male Achievement. Changing The Game For Young Black Males In America follows several students and captures how Oakland Unified School District is working to change the narrative and future of Black boys. To watch the documentary click the photo or follow along here
 
Let's Give Them Something to Talk About
Essence magazine listed the Office of African American Male Achievement as one of the  "10 Top Things We're Talking About This Month" in their May issue.  Amongst stories highlighting apps to find local Black owned businesses, AAMA was recognized for their innovative approach to education, and placed at the top of the list! Read more here
Upcoming Events
15th Annual African American Honor Roll
Join us on May 9th at Acts Full Gospel Church to celebrate over 1,000 African American scholars! This year is the 15th Annual Honor Roll Celebration, and the Office of African American Male Achievement is excited to partner with the African American Education Task Force to honor our hardworking students. From 6-8pm, AAMA will uplift our youth, community members, and families. To get more information, visit www.ousd.org/aama or call Tanara Haynes at 510.879.4618. 
Student Leadership Council Heads to New York
For the second year in a row, AAMA's Student Leadership Council (SLC) will participate in the annual Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) gathering. The 2016 convening will be held in the great city of dreams from May18th-21st, and the Student Leadership Council will lead a three-hour workshop to present on a range of topics. Additionally, SLC will have an opportunity to show New York what it means to be a Kingmakers of Oakland by showing their documentary and hosting a panel discussion.
Past Events
PushTech2020:Tech Equity Oakland
Rainbow Push Coalition hosted their 2016 PushTech2020 Conference in the Bay Area. The day was full of ted talk presentations and fireside chats with entrepreneurs, investors and thought partners from several Oakland organizations, including AAMA's Christopher Chatmon. To learn more about PushTech and tech equity, click the photo. 
Making Connections 3.0
On April 23rd at Laney College, African American organizations were provided a space to make connections during an initiative that brings black businesses, groups, and leaders within the East Bay together to develop solutions and strategies for the betterment of surrounding communities. The Office of African American Male Achievement joined the event for a breakout workshop session. For more information click here
Special Acknowledgements
Rev. Jesse Jackson Visits AAMA Students
While Rev. Jesse Jackson was in Oakland for his Push2020 Conference, he took the time to visit with some of AAMA's middle and high school Kings. The Office of African American Male Achievement would like to extend gratitude to Rev. Jess Jackson for joining us to share his life and experiences with our youth.  Read more about his visit by clicking on the photo.
Frick Middle School King Honored
King Josiah Harris has been selected by the African American Regional Alliances (AAREA) for an African American Student Achievement & Excellence award. As a Student Leadership Council member, Josiah has shown what it means to be a leader on and off campus.  The entire AAMA family is extremely proud of Josiah and we thank you for setting an example of true leadership and academic integrity. 
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