Brian Stanley, a GO board member and the executive director of the Oakland Public Education Foundation, was recognized May 12th as a 50 Fund Playmaker and received a $10,000 grant from the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee.
In the 2012-13 school year, the Oakland Public Education Fund's Elementary Literacy Collaborative saw 97 percent of participants reach reading proficiency after entering the program significantly below grade level.
Stanley was the 11th playmaker selected from throughout the Bay Area non profit community and is one of 50 selected over the 38 weeks. To read more information on Stanley and the Oakland Public Education Foundation and to view the video on Stanley click here.
The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee is charged with providing a unique experience surrounding the game on Feb. 7, 2016. The 50 Fund Playmaker is charged with making Super Bowl 50 "the most philanthropic and giving Super Bowl ever."
We're hiring! Our sister organization, GO Public Schools Leadership Center, is hiring a great Community Organizer. We're looking for an incredible person to join us and help us build parent power to change our schools - learn more about the role and how to apply here: http://www.goleadershipcenter.org/about/jobs/.
Why work at GO? Here's what some of our staff members have to say:
"I like working at GO because I love Oakland, I think education is one of the most important influences on kids' lives, and it makes me feel proud to work at an organization that is doing something to make it better for all the kids in my community."
"GO is place where I am challenged to find solutions to big and small problems, heard and affirmed by my colleagues, and encouraged to grow personally and professionally."
"I like working at GO because it helps me remember that there is an entire Oakland community ready to stand up and do better by our kids! I'm inspired and humbled by the hard work and focus I see whenever I walk into the office!"