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.
News Feed
Students receiving scholarship from the Lila Mae FoundationCupcakin Sponsors College Tour
The founder of CupCakin Bakery, Lila Mae Owens, provided sponsorship for 5 Ile Omode middle school students' college tour trip to Atlanta in April, totaling...
February 10, 2020

Baba Ajamu has published two children's booksBaba Ajamu Hosts Book Signing
Baba Ajamu held a book signing to celebrate the release of his second children's book. The 4th and 5th grade teacher just completed "Black Invention...
December 21, 2019

Mama Darlene Graham presents a check to Ile Omode.UPS Supports STEM Program
United Parcel Services (UPS) recently presented a donation to Ile Omode to support the school's STEM program. In December, the American shipping company awarded the...
December 16, 2019

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

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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.