Who is the Santa Fe CAN Education Committee?

Formed in the fall of 2013, Santa Fe CAN (Community Association & Neighbors) is a volunteer driven California nonprofit 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  Our mission is to enhance the livability of the Santa Fe District, create and support neighborhood improvement activities, and represent the interests and concerns of neighborhood residents and businesses.

The Education Committee’s longterm mission is to become a central networking group for all Northwest Oakland schools and families.  It’s short term goal is to bring back a community-based school to the former Santa Fe Elementary School site to serve children from the Santa Fe, Golden Gate, and Longfellow districts, and to serve as a local “watering hole” to support community partnerships and projects.

Since our first meeting in September 2013, nearly 40 neighbors (including Santa Fe Elementary alumni) have signed on as members of the Santa Fe CAN Education Committee.  Amongst us, we hold the following skills/professions:

We are...

  • Teachers
  • Former OUSD Principal/Administrator
  • Educators
  • Daycare providers
  • Lawyers
  • Contractors
  • Filmmakers
  • Fundraisers
  • Writers
  • Healthcare workers
  • Artists
  • Scientists
  • Public service employees
  • Consultants
  • Local business owners
  • Community organizers