Welcome to Kingmakers of Oakland monthly newsletter video series created to engage and inform you about the work and upcoming events of Kingmakers. 
Media Coordinator Kahlil Chatmon shares monthly updates and introduces
Portraits of a King, Episode 5 - Gifts of a Griot.
Portraits of King Episode 5: Gifts of a Griot
This episode highlights Claremont Middle School Facilitator Kimo Williams. Bro Kimo uses music, art and culture to connect with his students. He understands that Kings don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Kingmakers is leading back-to-school engagements with Piedmont Avenue Elementary school, through a partnership with OUSD, African American Male Achievement, African American Female Excellence, Marcus Books and Akira's Book Club. Funding was made possible by a generous contribution from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI).
Another Kingmakers youth led album has been release to the streets. The Revolution Remix EP captures the perspective of Black youth navigating thru the challenges of race and health in America today.
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Upcoming Events


Fall Forum, October 15-16, 2020
Join us for the Fall Forum where we engage and support teachers, school administrators and staff, city officials, board members, families, students, and community members to discuss and create action plans that address the systems, structures, culture, and conditions that lead to improved educational outcomes for African American boys from Pre-K to 12th grade. Register Now



Virtual Partner Events

Leading for Equity
Hosted by The National Equity Project; 6 week online course beginning September 14
Kingmakers receives Racial and Social Equity Award from Warriors
August 20, 2020

The Golden State Warriors today announced the organization’s plan to promote racial and social equity, centered around four pillars of action: Wallet, Heart, Feet and Voice.

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August 28, 2020

The Seattle Seahawks teamed up with Bonneville Radio Group to highlight and reward 12 local non-profit organizations and charities who were featured in the Charity of the Month program over the last year.

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