Advancing Black Student Success

COMMUNITY-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS GUIDE THE WAY
Let’s envision schools in Oregon where disparities do not exist because educational opportunities and life opportunities provide children and families what they need to succeed.
MARCY BRADLEY OCF BLACK STUDENT SUCCESS PROGRAM OFFICER
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Black students in Oregon continue to experience opportunity and access gaps. These gaps persist throughout the education continuum and appear in early childhood, youth development, K-12 and higher education settings. Black students in Oregon experience more poverty, higher rates of exclusionary discipline, and lower graduation rates than white students. Responding to calls from the community to address this and other disparities, OCF initiated the Black Student Success program to support an improved culture of learning for the state’s most vulnerable children.

This new program will work alongside community leaders throughout the state to build capacity and leadership, and scale proven models that improve outcomes for black students.

The statewide program aligns with OCF’s recently released strategic plan, which outlines strategies to increase investments in education, close opportunity gaps and support community-led problem-solving.