The Partners Program

Founded at College Prep in 1986, The Partners Program provides programs and creates partnerships that bolster academic success and improve access to educational opportunities for under-resourced youth in the Oakland Unified School District.

During the school year and in the summer, our teachers, college interns, and high school mentors partner with middle school students to give them the tools and scaffolding to support them on their road to a college education.

Each summer, 100 students in the 7th through 9th grades gather on the College Prep campus for our academic and enrichment program. During the school year, students who attend one of our OUSD middle school partners can also receive weekly tutoring. Our high school mentors make a significant impact in the lives of our middle school students and our students inspire their tutors with their enthusiasm and aspirations for learning.

The Partners Program is FREE for all our students.

  • To apply to be a Partners student at the Summer Academy, please click here
  • All 2015 high school, college, and graduate student positions are filled. Please check back in November for 2016 positions.
  • To inquire about Partners teaching and staff positions, please click here .


Thank you for your interest in The Partners Program!




Contact Us

The Partners Program
c/o The College Preparatory School
6100 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618-1824

510-652-0111, X260 

Email: or click here.