51Oakland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, organized and operated solely to promote educational, artistic, and musical opportunities for youth in the Oakland community.
51Oakland’s mission is to inspire student learning, hard work, and self-esteem, by strengthening the role of music and the arts in the Oakland public school system, and in the community at large.
By supporting music and performing arts programs, it is 51Oakland’s hope that the result will be community that nurtures growth, creativity, and self-expression in its youth, and instills core values: a strong work ethic, discipline, teamwork, and self-actualization.
51Oakland provides access to mentoring, nurturing, and training by professional musicians and artists from across all disciplines. Being built from the ground up by educators, administrators, parents, and conscious members of the Oakland community, 51Oakland aims to build bridges that will help keep music and the performing arts alive and available for all students.