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Oakland Kids First (Okf)

Oakland Kids First (Okf)

Oakland, CA 94601
Tax ID01-0594835

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About this organization






The mission of Oakland Kids First (OKF) is to increase youth voice, leadership, and power to create engaging and equitable public schools where all students learn and lead. Founded in 1995 by a multi-racial coalition of youth serving community based organizations, Oakland Kids First now works with 120 core youth leaders and 3,400 additional high school students each year across programs. OKF programs advance safe and caring school cultures, support youth to advocate for their needs and priorities, and improve educational equity, racial justice, and academic outcomes for low-income students of color. We offer programs that include leadership development, academic support and information sharing, enrichment, wellness, linked learning internships, and youth organizing.


Representing Educated Active Leaders Having A Righteous Dream (REAL HARD) is an after-school youth organizing program that engages 9th12th grade leaders in positive school culture formation to increase belonging, equity and graduation rates. REAL HARD has ensured students feel a greater sense of safety and belonging on campus, while also inserting themselves into adult decision-making spaces to advocate for student needs. All four of REAL HARD's sites have adopted student created Codes of Respect and REAL HARD students have developed various strategies to uphold and institutionalize these codes via school currency and stores to incentivize the lifting up of positive school culture. This student work has been institutionalized at several sites and continues to grow. REAL HARD is at Oakland Tech, Fremont, Castlemont, and Oakland High School

Interesting data from their 2019 990 filing

In the filing, the mission of the non-profit is noted as “Oakland kids first amplifies youth voice, leadership, and power to create engaging and equitable public schools where all students learn and achieve.”.

When referring to its responsibilities, they were outlined as: “Oakland kids first amplifies youth voice, leadership, and power to create engaging and equitable public schools where all students learn and achieve.”.

  • The state in which the non-profit is legally registered to operate is CA, as per legal records.
  • According to the non-profit's form, they have 12 employees on their payroll as of 2019.
  • Does not operate a hospital.
  • Does not operate a school.
  • Does not collect art.
  • Does not provide credit counseling.
  • Does not have foreign activities.
  • Is not a donor advised fund.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are between $500,000 and $1,000,000+.
  • Revenue is between $500,000 and $1,000,000+.
  • Revenue less expenses is -$87,517.
  • The CEO remuneration plan within the organization is subject to review and approval by an independent source.
  • The organization has 5 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 2002.
  • The organization has a written policy that addresses conflicts of interest.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule B.
  • The organization pays $484,409 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $33,421 in fundraising expenses.
  • The organization has minutes of its meetings.
  • The organization's financial statements were reviewed by an accountant.

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