Reconnecting with family, friends, and Community.
Maintaining Strong Bonds:
In view through the window of the 1960s - 1980s Era, it took courage to flourish against discrimination and oppression. OCS was a model school that symbolized strength and determination. We combined our forces, pooled our gifts, talents, and skills to create an environment where we could thrive. We furnished cultural enrichment programs to help support ourselves along with others in the community. Education was the key that provided knowledge and instructions to 'Seize the Time.' For a while, we were stronger than ever (a Tower of Power). Through a united force we understood our Position in the World and we were able to begin to advance ourselves in vision, design, and commerce. We opened up the opportunities to begin to reach for a better life (prosper; self-govern/self-determination).
Currently a branch of Acts Full Gospel Church.
Formally OCS ( 1973 - 1982)
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...