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African American Male Achievement (AAMA)

  • African American Male Achievement (AAMA)
  • 1000 Broadway, Suite 398
  • Oakland, CA 94607

Program Description

The Office of African American Male Achievement (AAMA) works to engage, encourage, and empower African American male students throughout the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD).

OUSD is the first district in the United States to create a department that specifically addresses the needs of African American male students. OUSD made the formal commitment that African American male students are extraordinary and deserve a school system that meets their unique and dynamic needs.

The Office of African American Male Achievement was launched in 2010 and creates the systems, structures, and spaces that guarantee success for all African American male students in OUSD.

African American Male Achievement is an ambitious project designed to dramatically improve academic and ultimately life outcomes for African American male students in Oakland. AAMA is leading the school district by analyzing the patterns and processes that are producing systemic inequities. OUSD's theory of action, Targeted Universalism, asserts that by transforming the system to support successful outcomes for OUSD's lowest performing subgroup, OUSD will create a district that improves academic and social-emotional outcomes for all of its students.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • Parent/family services


Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Chabot College
  • Laney College
  • Merritt College
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-Davis