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About Oakland

Oakland is one of the anchor cities of the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, a California state-based coalition of change agents committed to improving the life chances of California’s boys and young men of color, funded by The California Endowment and Open Society Foundations. Additionally, Christopher Chatmon, Executive Director of the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Office of African American Male Achievement is a 2016 Black Male Achievement Innovator. Current Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has also been a public advocate for eliminating barriers facing Black men and boys through her partnership with Cities United, a national network of communities fueled by municipal leaders focused on eliminating violence in American cities related to African American men and boys. For their efforts and commitment to advance Black Male Achievement, Oakland scored 95 out of 100 points. 

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