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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf congratulates AOK for 20 years of service

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf congratulated Arts for Oakland Kids (formerly known as Oakland Fund for the Arts) during its 20th anniversary with an official letter: "Since 1996, Arts for Oakland Kids has raised more than $625,000 in grants for arts education programs in 80 under-served public schools throughout the City," the letter stated. "These grants…
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AOK Benefit Brunch, Dec. 3

Join us for a free, fun-filled brunch and fun, creative hour to learn more about AOK arts education in Oakland!  The event is: Arts for Oakland Kids Benefit Brunch Sunday, Dec 3rd, 2017 — 10:30am Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Elementary School (Although it's free, please RSVP by Nov 27) While you enjoy a delicious brunch, we’ll show you…
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Online Auction starts Sept 5!

Preview Our Auction Items From September 5 - 22, you can support AOK by bidding on items using Bidding for Good, a secure e-commerce company that enables non-profits to raise money through online auctioning. Arts for Oakland Kids relies on financial donations to fund arts programs throughout the year.  Each year, businesses and individuals graciously donate items, trips, services, and…
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Join us at Bocanova, July 30

Join Arts for Oakland Kids on Sunday, July 30, as we bid farewell to Bocanova on their last evening at Jack London Square. For 8 years, Bocanova has hosted Arts for Oakland Kids’ annual fall benefit, and although we will miss this beautiful space, we are excited to hear more about Bocanova relocating to Uptown. This…
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Grant applications due April 15

Grant applications for the 2017-18 school year are due on April 15.  Grants are available for up to $5,000 for hands-on arts education programs in the Oakland, California, public schools. Programs must be: Hands-on arts education programs in which children participate in the direct experience of creating art. Supported by the school principal with active…
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