In 2015, Roses in Concrete Community School opened in East Oakland, California. With a name inspired by a book of poetry written by Tupac Shakur, the school aims to create a model for urban education that prioritizes the needs of youth and families in the community it serves.
In the school’s first year, Google.org provided $750,000 to help launch its unique vision. And last Friday the team celebrated the announcement of our additional $650,000 grant to help the school build a first-of-its-kind computer science (CS) curriculum
“The purpose of education is not to escape poverty, but to end it.” – Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade,