Measure AA, the Oakland Children's Initiative, will dramatically expand access to quality, affordable preschool for every 4-year old from a low-income background in Oakland. Measure AA removes barriers for Oakland children and provides scholarships and ļ¬nancial aid to help increase graduation rates for over 10,000 children annually.

Equity Across Oakland

Nearly 20% of Oakland residents live at or below the poverty line. Measure AA will help end the cycle of poverty in Oakland by directing resources to low-income children, providing them with affordable and quality preschool, improving kindergarten readiness, and providing the financial aid they need to graduate from college.

In Oakland, only a third of African American students, Latino students, and low-income students enter school ready for kindergarten. Measure AA will help remove the barriers for these children and close the achievement gap by improving access to affordable and quality pre-school.

Endorsed by:

  • Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom

  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee

  • Mayor Libby Schaaf

  • Senator Nancy Skinner

  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta

  • Alameda County Democratic Party

  • NAACP Oakland

  • Latino Education Network

  • SEIU 1021

The Team