Thornhill's New After School - Informational Meeting
Tue, Apr 12 5:30pm-6:30pm

This is an informational meeting regarding Thornhill's new After School Program for 2022-2023 with Laila Jenkins-Perez.

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Dear Thornhill Community,

We are excited to share that beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, the California Department of Education has expanded the list of schools eligible for funds to provide out-of-school time programs.

The following schools are now eligible to offer a comprehensive after-school program to all families that demonstrate a high need. We believe this opportunity to implement a school-wide program to offer both fee-based and state-funded opportunities for students to participate in enriching and supportive after-school activities will be a great support for our schools.

  • Chabot
  • Crocker Highland
  • Hillcrest
  • Joaquin Miller
  • Montclair
  • Montera
  • Redwood Heights
  • Thornhill

What does this mean for our school?
The state of California has introduced a new funding stream, the Expanded Learning Opportunity Program (ELO-P). ELO-P funding will provide after-school programming to the highest-needs students in TK-6th grade. These new funds will increase access to after-school programs to all eligible TK-6th grade students. Schools will continue to offer fee-based before-care and after-school programs for families that need them with the new after-school provider.

Oakland Unified’s Expanded Learning Programs partner with local organizations to provide comprehensive engaging after-school programs. Programs are offered every day after school until 6 pm. All students receive a snack and access to engaging academic programs including literacy support, physical activity, organized sports programming, and enrichment programming such as arts and science. After school staff receive training and support around implementing literacy support, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), trauma-informed practices, and Restorative Justice circles and more.

Who will provide the program?
Each new school community’s principal will engage in a selection process to identify the lead organization that best fits the school’s priorities. Lead organizations are responsible for managing the day-to-day oversight of the program including staffing, scheduling, fees, and partnering with other local individuals or organizations to provide specific activities such as arts, academic support,  science, etc.

The OUSD Expanded Learning Office has shared with principals a list of current approved local organizations that provide after-school programming in Oakland. The Expanded Learning Office is also providing another opportunity for any other organization interested in partnering with our schools to submit proposals under a new Request For Proposals (RFP) process. Any organization interested in serving as the lead organization for our new schools is invited to apply. 

When will we be able to apply to participate in the program?
We anticipate that schools will identify and select their after-school partners by Mid-April and that agencies will begin to enroll students during the month of May to plan for an August start.


For more information please join us for an informational meeting on April 12th at 5:30pm. If you have any questions you can email Laila Jenkins-Perez at

We look forward to partnering with your school community next year.

Andrea Bustamante, Executive Director, Community Schools Student Services
Martha Pena, Coordinator, After School Programs
Laila Jenkins-Perez, Program Manager, After School Programs
Steven Daubenspeck, Principal, Thornhill Elementary School