Support Services

OUSD_One-Pager_v6Sept2015Oakland Tech is a full-service Oakland Community School dedicated to ensuring that all students graduate college, career and community ready.

We recognize that student learning is complex and diverse. Our mission is to ensure that every student thrives with equitable, holistic support of learning, through graduation and beyond. 

To learn about the many services, programs and resources available to Tech students and families, please email Dawn Humphrey at, Tech’s Community Schools Manager, or call her at (510) 450-5400 ext 147.

Free Breakfast Program

Because a hungry student cannot learn, Oakland Tech offers a free hot breakfast to all students every school day in the cafeteria. A free bag breakfast is served from 8:30 to 8:55 AM in front of the library on the main campus and in the office on the Upper Campus.

Free Computer & Printer Access

All students are welcome to use the computers and printers available in the Tech library. 

TechniClinic Health Clinic

A school-based health center, TechniClinic provides free medical, counseling and health education services to up to 700 Oakland Tech students every year. It’s managed by La Clinica de la Raza. Learn more.

Mental Health Services

Mental health services are also provided by Lincoln Child Center. Request services via a COST (Coordination Of Services Team) referral form found in the office or speak to a teacher.

Substance Abuse Intervention Programming

Located in the Community Schools Office, Room 320, substance abuse counselors are available to offer support to students striving to stop the use of drugs, alcohol and/or tobacco.

Tech Backpack Program for Food Insecure Bulldog Families

Oakland Tech has been approved for the Backpack Program through the Alameda County Food Bank for the 2017-18 school year. The Backpack Program provides identified students with a backpack of non-perishable food every two weeks. Families who enroll agree to complete client surveys for the Alameda County Food Bank. A family may enroll any time throughout the school year, and will be added to the next distribution after enrollment. If your household is experiencing food insecurity and would like to enroll, please either pick up a form in the nurses’s office in Room 110A (or download and print this one), complete it and return it to the nurse’s office or by email to

Free Eye Exams and Eyeglasses for Students

Tech students have an opportunity to receive free eye exams and eyeglasses through Vision To Learn, a mobile vision care clinic that brings its services directly to Tech. If you would like your student to participate in this program, please fill out the following consent form — here in English and here in Spanish — and have your student return it to the Nurse’s Office (Room 110A). Forms are also available in the Nurse’s Office. Contact for more information.

A Sanctuary School District

We want to remind everyone that Oakland Unified School District is a Sanctuary District inside a Sanctuary City located in California, a Sanctuary State. That means your State, City and School District support you no matter where you came from or how you got here. It’s also important to note that Immigration & Custom Enforcement policy prohibits agents from entering schools which are considered sensitive locations along with churches, hospitals and courthouses. We encourage families to check for important and detailed information.

Translation Services

Translators are available through the district to meet your language needs: Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Cambodian. If a translator is needed, please contact Dawn Humphrey at and cc If possible, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of any Tech event or meeting you wish to attend to give us time to secure the services of a translator. 

Parent Coaching Services

Tech Parent University (TPU) offers transformative parent and family support, including parent coaching and educational sessions for parents. Email Debra Carter-Kelly or call her at (510) 463-1163.

Our Community School Goals

  1. Offer a coordinated and integrated system of academic and support services
  2. Become a safe and healthy center of the community
  3. Foster trusting, intentional relationships and partnerships
  4. Build the capacity of adults and students to share responsibility for leadership and decision making, and
  5. Tailor the specific approach and mix of services to each community through a process of understanding and addressing inequities.

Because of this, we are committed to the foundational elements of:

  • Equity
  • Coordination
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Partnerships
  • Resource Alignment

Plus core elements of:

  • Academic and Social Emotional Learning
  • School Culture and Climate
  • Youth Leadership
  • Health and Wellness
  • Expanded Learning
  • Family Engagement and Support
  • School Readiness and Transitions

Oakland Tech Community School Story 

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