“We’ve taken a community school governance model and applied it to the district level.”
Do community-led work at all levels of a system.
Curtiss Sarikey is Chief of Staff at Oakland Unified School District. We learned from our work with him that a community school district can live its value of community-centricity all the way through its most systemic, strategic work. OUSD showed us that a complex organization can partner, share power, and lead collaboratively.
Curtiss reminds us that, when designing for system transformation, values of collective action and power can be amplified at every node.
The project: We supported OUSD in its strategic planning process, engaging teams of district, school and community leaders to set visions, shape action plans and collaboratively define priorities.