Oakes Children's Center
helping children and their families meet their highest potential since 1963
As we have witnessed the stories of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others, we at Oakes see each of our kids in those stories. We are here for children and families who have been marginalized, oppressed, and targeted. Black Lives Matter; people of color matter; indigenous cultures matter; immigrant cultures matter; LGBTQ+ people matter to us. We strive to be allies and participants in changing our society, and ending racism is one of our core values. Oakes is meant to be a place of belonging for all people.
We are bringing in more community representatives to increase our effectiveness as antiracists, and we are reaffirming our commitment to recruiting a staff that represents our clients and the historically marginalized communities we serve. We are having conversations to improve our awareness of unconscious bias and the ways these may appear in our organization. We are committed to increasing our accountability and self-improvement. We are committed to diversity and inclusion.