Black Organizing Project (BOP)

Black Organizing Project: $100,000 a year for three years.

The Black Organizing Project (BOP) is a Black member-led community organization working for racial, social, and economic justice through grassroots community organizing and community building to end the criminalization of Black and Brown students in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). Over the last year, 2015, BOP passed two policies in Oakland with some of the strongest language in the country around parent notification and protecting the rights of students. In the coming year, 2016, BOP is organizing to shift the narrative that police equal safe schools, stop investments in police, promote investments in alternative approaches, and require transparency and accountability with an explicit discussion on racial impacts.