The Oakland Technical High School Alumni & Library Fund
The Oakland Technical High School Alumni and Library Fund is a non-profit California Corporation originally created to address funding and budget cuts that put the school library, and thus the school, in danger of it losing its accreditation standards. A hard core base of Tech Alumni from the 1950’s formed the fund, contacted other alumni, and solicited donations which allowed the library to make the necessary upgrades and purchases and secured the accreditation.
With the library temporarily in good shape, the fund turned its attention to the job of raising the academic standards of Tech and how it could assist in achieving this goal. Thus the peer-tutoring program was born through the financial assistance of the fund. The program is an after school program where advanced placement students are paid tutors. Certain coaches of Tech athletic teams made the program mandatory for their student-athletes, and there was a dramatic rise in grade point average as a result. Having the athletes participate made the program more acceptable and attractive to many other students, who achieved similar results.
Like all programs, this one costs money and is sustained by donations from former “Technites.” Tax deductible donations are accepted. A donation is a way to show your appreciation of the education and experiences you enjoyed during your years at Tech. Donations can be sent to:
Oakland Technical High School Alumni and Library Fund
P.O. Box 11569, Oakland, CA 94611.
Yearbooks on CD
To help support the After School Peer-Tutoring Program, we offer the following: For a donation of $35 or more, for each year requested, we will mail you a photo-digitized copy on CD of the yearbook(s) you desire. The years available are 1950-1969. We may expand this offering to other years sometime in the future if there is interest. (Contact us.)
Send a check to the above address, giving year(s) desired, your name, address and email address (for confirmation.)
For additional information about the CDs and the Peer-Tutoring Program, please click here to visit the Alumni & Library page.
Contact us at OaklandTech.Alum@gmail.com for questions or comments. Please consider becoming a part of our group.
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