The Oakland Promise will establish a universal college savings program and set college as an expectation for all. Beginning in the fall of 2016, every Oakland child entering kindergarten in OUSD will have a college savings account opened in his or her name through a phased approach over three years, expanding to charters beginning in fall 2017.
By 2020, every Oakland student entering kindergarten will have a college savings account opened in his or her name.
The four Peralta Colleges will offer all eligible Oakland students a free first semester – no tuition and no fees!
The Peralta Community College Board of Trustees is a seven-member elected-board that meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month (except August) at 7:00 p.m. in the District Office Boardroom located at 333 East 8th Street, in Oakland, or as posted. The meetings are open to the public and are also televised on peraltaTV, Cable Channel 27 in Alameda and Berkeley, and Cable Channel 28 in Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont, with a repeat broadcast the following Wednesday at 11:00 p.m.