Oakland Unified Leadership Academy

The Oakland Unified Leadership Academy is a summer bridge program designed for Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) high school students entering Mills College in the fall. In cooperation with the OUSD Office of Equity, it promotes academic success and a sense of community for scholar-activists from local Oakland high schools. This unique summer bridge program takes place over four days and three nights in the residence halls at Mills. Students in the Leadership Academy will take mini-courses with faculty, gain student success skills at seminars on time management and learning styles, and will build their leadership capacity through workshops on identity, community, and activism.

The Oakland Unified Leadership Academy will enhance the student’s sense of social belonging, build skills necessary for college success, and develop a new generation of Oakland leaders.