Family, Friends, & Community
Currently a branch of Acts Full Gospel Church.
Formally OCS ( 1973 - 1982)
Our school represented cultural liberation and empowerment.
We aim to continue to liberate, to empower, and to support our
OCS Alumni family, friends, and the community through
socializing together. It is where we keep the OCS heart and spirit of pride & joy through a bond of fellowship and where we preserve our historic memories, experiences, and lessons in connection to attending the school. We want to make possible for community and social groups to learn and share in the OCS Legacy to support the needs of students in the community.
Oakland Community School's Legacy
During the 1970s and 1980s era, it was a one-of-a-kind,
award-winning model school that excelled in the area
of education through its curriculum, structure, individual
attention, and after-school programs, which centered on the
needs of the whole child.
Poem: On Children
"The Prophet," Kahlil Gibran
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
Which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth...