Neighborhood Schools

Education for Change was founded in 2005 in partnership with the Oakland Unified School District to leverage charter flexibility to turnaround persistently underperforming OUSD elementary schools.  Since then, Cox Academy (formerly E. Morris Cox) and Achieve Academy (formerly Hawthorne Elementary) have made dramatic academic growth with over 200 API point gains at each school from 2005 through 2012.  In 2012, Education for Change welcomed three new district schools into our family (ASCEND, Lazear, and Learning Without Limits).  We’ve grown together over the past three years, sharing best practices, leveraging talent and resources and improving outcomes across all of our school campuses!  Click here to check out one teacher’s perspective on the benefits of charter conversion in Oakland.

Charter Conversion pic

Learning Without Limits principal Leo Fuchs addresses the Oakland School board as EFC’s Chief Talent Officer and former ASCEND princial Larissa Adam looks on. Together, both schools proactively converted to charters and became part of Education for Change community!