A trailer for the Huey P. Newton Oratorical Festival in 2018. See every performance.
Event Calendar
A brief list of upcoming events, and try out the new "Announcements Listings" (still in beta, but worth a look).

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  • 2019 GraduationElementary and middle school students advance
  • Commencement SpeakerZenzile (c'11) is top undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara
  • Ancestor's Day CelebrationPreschool’s Ancestor's Day Honors the Divine 9
  • Scholarships for AlumsSpecial service honors graduating seniors
  • College TourMiddle schoolers tour DC and Baltimore
  • Baccalaureate PerformancePerformance at Holy Names University
  • Alum Wins NCAA TitleTierra (c'14) helps Texas A&M win 4x400 title
  • Voices Ring at Oratorical FestivalStudent talents were on display
  • Ideas Spark at Science FairStudents' passion for science shines at the fair
2019 Graduation1 Commencement Speaker2 Ancestor's Day Celebration3 Scholarships for Alums4 College Tour5 Baccalaureate Performance6 Alum Wins NCAA Title7 Voices Ring at Oratorical Festival8 Ideas Spark at Science Fair9
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Zenzile (c'11) UC Santa Barbara Commencement Speaker

Zenzile Riddick (c'11) was the honor graduate at UC Santa Barbara's Social Science II commencement, and received the university's highest undergraduate honor. She reminded her fellow graduates that knowledge is a "beautiful privilege", and applying their knowledge is power. Read the full article.
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Students saw  the movie "Harriet"Students See “Harriet”
Harriet, directed by Kasi Lemmons, received great reviews and Ile Omode teachers organized a field trip to the movies for students in the 4th through...
November 20, 2019

The Malcolm X class during community cleanupOctober Community Cleanup
Begun just a few years ago, Ile Omode's Community Cleanup is now an annual event. It was launched by staff and parents as a small...
October 30, 2019

The girl dancers preparing for their performanceStudents Perform at Chabot College
On Thursday, October 17, Ile Omode's dancing and drum teams performed at the Western Region Council on Black American Affairs' annual conference held at Chabot...
October 30, 2019

Students visiting St. Joseph in Alameda8th Graders Tour High Schools
Eighth graders toured several high schools during the fall to begin reviewing schools. They toured Moreau Catholic High School and Bishop O'Dowd High School in...
October 30, 2019

Baba Jahi sharing the wonders of Howard UniversityDirector Recruits for Howard University
The school's director, Baba Jahi Awakoaiye, received a phone call from Bishop O'Dowd. Would he be willing to represent Howard University at Bishop O'Dowd's annual...
October 16, 2019

Field day at Verdese Carter ParkKickball and Hoop During Field Day
We had our first "Field Day" of the school year, and it was great....
October 15, 2019

Colby shadowed at several hospitals during the summerGraduating to Medicine
Colby Wilson (c'19) graduated in June, 2019, and almost immediately went to work in pursuit of her career choice - becoming a physician. ...
September 30, 2019

Nyhiri and Selma at a recent football gameRecent Grads Join O’Dowd Cheer Squad
Nyhiri Graham (c'19) and Selma Apara (c'18) joined Bishop O'Dowd High School's cheerleading squad. Selma is a member of the varsity squad, and Nyhiri participates...
September 30, 2019

Ngola Nzingha (4th/5th grade) classOpening Day
Students, staff, parents and members of the community gathered for Ile Omode's opening day circle - a start to its 34th school year. Nearly 200...
September 10, 2019

Khukheper and Bakare Awakoaiye interning at GenentechBrothers Intern at Genentech
Brothers, and Ile Omode alums, Bakare Awakoaiye (c'14) and Khukheper Awakoaiye (c'18) both interned at Genentech, a biotech firm in South San Francisco....
September 10, 2019

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The Black Panther Movie - The movie shows the promise and failure of our efforts. Read the director's review of the movie, and see his message he delivered at Wo'se one Sunday morning.
Ile Omode is an African-centered school founded by Wo'se Community of the Sacred African Way in Oakland. We are dedicated to the call to be "keepers of the legacy". We are an independent, private school in Oakland, California, providing instruction to children from preschool through 8th grade.