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ANNUAL REPORT 2016- 2017

ANNUAL REPORT 2016-2017 About OSA / Diversity Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Letter from the Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Faculty Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 OSA Demographics / Step it Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 College Acceptance List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Community Partnerships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Financial Statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Donor Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Student Highlights / Board Members / Contact Info. . . . . . 12

About OSA Oakland School for the Arts (OSA) is a nonprofit, tuition-free, public charter school serving nearly 750 students in grades 6-12. OSA balances an immersive arts program with a comprehensive academic curriculum, providing students unique opportunities for learning, innovation, expression and personal growth. OSA’s arts and academic programs build discipline and confidence, effectively preparing creative youth to achieve their potential both in and outside of the arts. During their years at OSA, students complete a challenging academic curriculum while focusing in one of ten artistic fields: Audio Production & Engineering Dance Digital Media Fashion Design Instrumental Music Literary Arts Theatre Production Design Visual Art Vocal Music

DIVERSITY Oakland School for the Arts is an artistic and intellectual community founded on diversity and inclusion. OSA embraces differences in culture, race, ethnicity, gender expression & identity, sexual orientation, Specific Educational needs, ability, socio-economic status, religion, nationality, immigration status, age, body type, and the many forms of life experience present in our community. All OSA stakeholders will promote these core values in practice and behavior.


FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR One year into my role here at Oakland School for the Arts, I continue to be inspired by the academic and artistic achievements of our student body. Our halls are filled with critical, collaborative, and imaginative thinkers and our students are proof that an arts education transforms lives. This report highlights a year of progress made possible by your commitment to Oakland School for the Arts. Some notable achievements include: • We served 733 Bay Area youth – the largest student body in the School’s history. • We hosted 42 performances and exhibitions around the Bay Area and beyond, highlighting the extraordinary work of our arts departments. • We expanded into the Newberry Building on Telegraph Avenue, providing a dedicated space for our School of Instrumental Music, as well as a Scene Shop for our School of Production Design, and our very first STEAM Lab. • We launched an after-school computer science program for Middle School students. • We reached 98 students through Step it Up, our free after-school arts program designed to give underserved Oakland youth specialized instruction in the arts. • We celebrated a 99% graduation rate, well above that of area schools, with students gaining admission to 2 and/or 4-year universities including: Columbia, UC Berkeley, Berklee College of Music, NYU, The Ailey School, Oberlin Conservatory and Cornell. • We are excited to announce that over the course of the 2017-2018 school year, OSA will transition its visual and performing arts departments to Career Technical Education (CTE). Nine OSA arts departments are engaged in the process of developing CTE pathways: Production Design, Theatre, Dance, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Audio Production, Digital Media, Fashion Design, and Broadcasting. We are proud of our accomplishments and enormously grateful for the dedication and support from our faculty and staff, board, volunteers, partners, funders, and most importantly, our young artists and their families. We extend our deepest gratitude to our founder Governor Jerry Brown. OSA is thriving and the momentum is strong. This is a pivotal moment for us with extraordinary opportunities ahead! We thank our vibrant and generous community for your commitment to the success of OSA. Sincerely,

Brian Köhn OSA Executive Director


Faculty The faculty at Oakland School for the Arts is truly an exemplary group of individuals. OSA academic faculty members all hold Bachelor’s Degrees and are certified by the CA Board of Education. Nearly 50% also hold Masters degrees or PhDs. OSA arts faculty members are all professional, practicing artists and are deeply engaged within their respective artistic communities. Because of our faculty’s expertise and passion, OSA students are provided experiences that often are not encountered even in college. OSA faculty collaborates with local, national, and international partners to bring students professional opportunities in which to practice their craft. These opportunities challenge students to elevate their skills beyond typical grade level expectations. OSA’s charter school status gives our faculty the freedom to pursue curriculum and projects that serve the whole student. OSA faculty members also are inclusive of everyone; from the curriculum they teach to a student’s individual needs. Our teachers incorporate the histories of diverse ethnicities, all genders, and people with disabilities into their curriculum. This approach offers an alternative to the Eurocentric and male viewpoints that often prevail in standardized textbooks and canons of art history. OSA faculty and our dedicated Student Support team also assist students on an individual basis; from tutoring in the afterschool Student Learning Center, to creating individualized learning plans. Together, OSA faculty and students make an education at OSA the unique and successful experience it is today.

AN OFTEN-OVERLOOKED METRIC: HAPPINESS At the end of every year, OSA students are surveyed anonymously and asked if they are “happy to be at this school.” OSA is proud to say that 92% of the 650 2016-2017 student respondents either “Agreed” or “Strongly Agreed” with this statement.


OSA Student Demographics Grades 6 – 12 18% African-American

ETHNICITY 43% Caucasian 25% Multi-Ethnic 18% African American 8% Asian 5% Latino/Hispanic <1% Native American <1% Pacific Islander <1% Unknown/Declined to State

8% Asian

25% Multi-Ethnic

5% Latino/ Hispanic

WHERE OSA STUDENTS LIVE 60% of the students OSA serves are from Oakland. The remaining 40% come from all over the Bay Area. In total, OSA served students from 46 different cities in the 20162017 school year.

< 1% Native American < 1% Pacific Islander 43% Caucasian


< 1% Unknown/ Declined to State

Two-thirds of OSA’s student population identify as female, while 1/3 identify as male.

STEP IT UP “Step it Up was a fun place to be! We learned how to better understand our emotions and how to incorporate our life experiences into performances. Step it Up gave me a much better chance of getting into OSA. It gave me a lift up.” — Maya Beener, 6th Grade, Theatre Step it Up was established in 2013 with a goal to make arts education accessible to underserved Oakland youth and to provide training and preparation for students to audition into OSA. Step it Up gives preference to students living in Oakland’s most impacted neighborhoods. Step it Up enriches Oakland youth through artistic expression. The program teaches students foundational techniques in a chosen arts field. Step it Up accepts students who are dedicated and passionate about their art form, regardless of their current skill level. In the 2016-2017 school year, Step it Up served 98 students.


Class of 2017 College Acceptances The following is a list of colleges and universities that have offered admission to OSA graduates Class of 2017. OSA’s Class of 2017 graduation rate is 98%. Of this graduating class, 84% were accepted to four-year schools and two-year programs. The University of Arizona Azusa Pacific University Bard College Berlin Bennett College Bennington College Berklee College of Music University of British Columbia California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo California State University, Channel Islands California State University, Chico California State University, East Bay California State University, Fullerton California State University, Long Beach California State University, Los Angeles California State University, Monterey Bay California State University, Northridge University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Irvine University of California, Irvine University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Merced University of California, Riverside University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Santa Cruz Carnegie Mellon University Chapman University Christopher Newport University University of Colorado at Denver Columbia College Chicago Columbia University Concordia University - Montreal Cornell University

Cornish College of the Arts University of Denver DePaul University Dominican University of California Drexel University Emerson College Fairleigh Dickinson University Fordham University Goucher College Hampshire College Hofstra University Hollins University Humboldt State University University of Illinois at Chicago Lewis & Clark College Loyola Marymount University Loyola University New Orleans Marymount Manhattan College University of Michigan Mills College University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Montclair State University Morgan State University Muhlenberg College New York University University of North Carolina School of the Arts Northern Kentucky University Oakwood University Occidental College Ohio Wesleyan University Oklahoma City University University of Oregon Pace University, New York City University of the Pacific Paul Quinn College

Pennsylvania State University Point Park University Prairie View A&M University Pratt Institute University of Puget Sound Reed College Rider University Saint Mary’s College of California San Diego State University San Francisco State University San Jose State University Santa Barbara City College Santa Fe University of Art and Design Sarah Lawrence College School of the Art Institute of Chicago Scripps College Seattle University Simmons College Simon Fraser University Sonoma State University Southern Oregon University St. John’s University State University of New York - Plattsburgh SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Syracuse University Texas State University The New School University at Buffalo The State University of New York University of the Arts London University of Utah University of Victoria Western Washington University Whitman College Willamette University

Previous graduating classes college acceptances have also included American University of Paris, Barnard College, Boston University, California College of the Arts, California Institute for the Arts, Cooper Union, Georgetown University, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London College of Communication, London Contemporary Dance School, Princeton University, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Smith College and Vassar College.


Achieving Together OSA actively seeks out and participates in mutually beneficial community partnerships in service of our overall mission. Last year OSA worked with over 80 partners to bring exceptional artistic and academic opportunities to OSA students. Some of our existing community partners include: Oakland Leaf, Camp Reel Stories, Youth Speaks, Qulture Collective, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 927, Savage Jazz Dance Company, Left Coast Ensemble, Oaktown Jazz, SF Jazz, Oakland Youth Orchestra, Lincoln Center Jazz, SFMOMA, Oakland Museum of California, African American Shakespeare Theater, San Francisco Opera, CalShakes, International Championship of High School A Cappella, SF Botanical Garden, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and Meyer Sound, among many others. Many of our students participate in activities outside of the school and are eager to make connections with local arts and other community organizations.

S T E A M AT O S A In 2017, OSA launched a partnership with Google to outfit OSA’s new STEAM Lab, create a new after-school computer science computer science and coding program for OSA middle school students, and expand our use of Chromebooks in the classroom – helping OSA achieve our goals to prepare students for 21st century jobs. One of Google’s goals is to expand access to computer science education to girls and women. OSA’s majority female student population and our creative curriculum made for a fitting collaboration.

B E H I N D T H E S T E A M L A B AT O S A Longtime faculty members Science Chair Julie Humphrey (left) and Middle School Principal & Math Chair Staci Smith (right) lead OSA’s STEAM Lab and afterschool coding program. Humphrey earned her BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Minnesota and her Masters in Bioengineering from UC San Diego. Smith earned her BS in Mathematics from Spelman College, a top-ranking historically Black college for women. Before becoming educators, Humphrey worked for Xerox, General Motors, and Nicolet Biomedical; Smith worked in the banking industry for Mellon Bank, Bank of California, and Silicon Valley Bank. Humphrey and Smith bring this applied experience to their teaching. Together they guide science and math curriculum that moves students from rote learning to analytical thinking.


Oakland School for the Arts Financial Statement End of Fiscal Year / 2016 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2017

2016-17 Unaudited Actuals


Total General Block Grant $5,941,924 Total Federal Income $207,163 Total Other State Income $1,261,771 Total Local Revenue $157,500 Total Donations and Grants $1,445,437 Total School Generated Income $374,993 Total Rental Income $164,933 Misc Income $38,041 Total Revenues $9,591,763

EXPENSES Total Certificated Employees $2,380,632 Total Classified Employees $3,385,320 Total Employee Benefits $1,289,526 Total Books and Supplies $571,462 Total Services and Other Operating $1,735,501 Total Expenses $9,362,441 Net Operating Surplus (Deficit)


Unrestricted $179,083 Restricted



Thank you to all of our donors Thank you to all of our donors and partners who make an OSA public education possible. Moving into our 16th year serving Oakland and Bay Area youth, your contributions are transforming OSA arts and academics into a truly spectacular experience for these ever-deserving students. Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Circle $100,000+ Comcast Google Lytton Rancheria of California Leaderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Circle $50,000+ Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Sierra Pacific Foundation Wayne & Gladys Valley Foundation Director Circle $25,000+ AT&T Rebecca and Jim Eisen Gilead Sciences Inc. Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman Moss Foundation June Ou Producer Circle $10,000+ AB&I Foundry Anheuser-Busch Foundation Anonymous Another Planet Entertainment Gerson Bakar & Barbara Bass Bakar Philanthropic Fund The Clorox Company Foundation Martijn Cohen and Valerie Hamill Ronald and Marianne Dreisbach FedEx Corporation Alma Gaoaen Larry Lee Hillblom Foundation InterPacific Group Kaiser Permanente Sara and Mike Khoury * The Libitzky Family Foundation Sam Mazza Foundation Milken Family Foundation Pacific Gas and Electric Vic Quattrin and Margaret Naraghi Quattrin Quest Foundation Resnick Family Foundation Rudney Associates T. Rowe Price Foundation, Inc Robin and Carl Washington Diane B. Wilsey


Curator Circle $5,000+ Denny Abrams Bandcamp Inc. Bank of the West The Barrios Trust Blue Shield of California L. Kenneth Brooks * Cal Fire Local 2881 California Apartment Association California Charter School Association California Fire Foundation California Humanities California Hospital Association Commerce Casino Elise and Sayed Darwish Doris and Donald Fisher Fund The David Geffen Foundation John and Marcia Goldman Philanthropic Fund The Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Foundation Sharon and Christophe Le Duy Richard and Melanie Lundquist Morongo Band of Mission Indians Peter Sullivan Associates, Inc. Pulte Group Rudd Family Foundation Star-Tam, Inc. Stacy and Cody Strub United Airlines Carolyn and Geoffrey Watson, M.D. Zenith Insurance Company

Virtuoso Circle $2,500+ Steve Allen # Melinda and Eric Angstadt Richard C. Barker Kim Collins and Jim Capobianco * Alex and Haleh Cunningham * # Guthrie Dolin * Teri Duff David Eifler and Rachel Morello-Frosch Foster Interstate Media Susanna Gordon and Eli Rotenberg * Bill Graham Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation\ and Endowment Fund Greg Gutbezahl and Elaine Logue Sandra and Jared Loftus Eric and Angelica Matsuno Elizabeth McKenzie and Garth Leerer * Dana Miller and John Creech Jessica Natkin and Blair Biddle Lisa Oberg and Scott Cohen Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Pipkin Charitable Foundation Brian Porter and Philippa Roberts-Porter Randi Protopappas Joshua and Anita Rotenberg William Schroeder * Joshua and Ruth Simon Pilar and Adam Strutin-Belinoff Karen Trapenberg and Mark William Frick Jennifer and Ruben Vazquez * #

* indicates donors who have established matching gifts # indicates donors who have established monthly or quarterly recurring gifts

2017 DONOR GIVING CIRCLES Donations to OSA support a new generation of creative youth. Each year this funding makes an immersive arts education possible for nearly 750 students. Every dollar from every donor truly matters. Ovation Circle: $50,000 +

Virtuoso Circle: $2,500 - $4,999

Director Circle: $25,000 - $49,999

Artisan Circle: $1,000 - $2,499

Producer Circle: $10,000 - $24,999

Patron Circle: $500 - $999

Curator Circle: $5,000 - $9,999

ANNUAL FUND The Annual Fund provides support that is critical to an OSA education. Each year, OSA receives roughly 85% from the State and Federal government to cover the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operating budget. The remaining 15% is raised from the private contributions of individuals, foundations, and corporations. Donations to the Annual Fund directly fund OSA arts programs, arts faculty, technology, facility maintenance and upgrades, as well as special programs. During the 2016-2017 school year, OSAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Fund received 100% participation from OSA Board of Directors and 54% participation from OSA families.


FY 2016-2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Rebecca Eisen, Chair Michael Barr Steven Borg L. Kenneth Brooks Elise Darwish Jonathan Dharmapalan Lucella Harrison Carol Isen Bruce Lawrence, M.D. Matthew Novak Randi Protopappas Dianne Rush Woods, Ph.D.

2016-2017 Student Department Highlights • The Curran Theatre and OSA Students celebrated GLAAD Spirit Day with a moving a cappella version and professional music video of “Ring of Keys” • Top Honors at Ohlone College High School Theater Festival • Robotics Team won Engineering Professionalism Award • Visual Art Seniors commissioned to create artwork for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Teen Clinic • Literary Arts celebrated 10th Anniversary Issue of Enizagam, the department’s annual self-published, student-edited literary magazine. • Instrumental Music Hosted Orchestral Collaboration with CalPerformances, LA Philharmonic, YOLA, Oakland Symphony and El Sistema, with performance by Gustavo Dudamel • Jazz Masterclasses with Lincoln Center’s Wynton Marsalis, Victor Goines and Ali Jackson

510 18th Street Oakland, CA 94612 Contact Us: Kathryn Keslosky Director of Advancement (510) 873-8819 kkeslosky@oakarts.org

Design: Wayne Smith Photographs: Special thanks to Heidi Cregge, Greg Gutbezahl, Mark Kitaoka, Diana Schneider, Tracy Martin Photography, Mark and Tracy Photography, OSA Digital Media, and Drew Altizer Photography.


• Vocal Music Masterclass with Beyonce’s All Female Band this year, including singer Crissy Collins and pianist Victoria Theodore • Vocal Rush Performed at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with Delta Rae and Won Another ICHSA Finals • Production Design Partnered with East Bay SPCA for Barkitecture Show • OSA Awarded California Humanities “Humanities For All” Grant in support of Theatre’s The Oresteia Trilogy & Symposium: Art to Activism to Change • Digital Media students produced documentary short “Rapid Transit”. The film has been shown at the Chicago International Film Festival as well as the San Francisco International Film Festival. • OSA Dance Students performed in SF Ballet’s Nutcracker, with two cast in the roll of “Clara”, and Masterclasses with Paunika Jones and Endalyn Taylor • Audio Production & Engineering Students Produced Politically Engaged KOSA Radio Programming, such as “Our World As We See It – The Media: Truth vs. Alternative Facts”

ANNUAL REPORT 2016- 2017

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Oakland School for the Arts Annual Report: 2016-2017  

Annual Report reflecting Oakland School for the Arts Fiscal Year 2016-2017.

Oakland School for the Arts Annual Report: 2016-2017  

Annual Report reflecting Oakland School for the Arts Fiscal Year 2016-2017.

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