Community Engagement

College Prep has a deep commitment to preparing our students, not only to excel in the classroom, but also to have a complex knowledge of self and a robust and engaged practice of citizenship.

Through the many programs in our Service and Community Based Learning Department, we create opportunities both on and off campus to allow students to explore creative problem solving and visionary thinking at the crossroads between self and other, innovation and tradition, and human need and environmental health. With a wide array of options, from our yearly class retreats to community action projects in the context of academic coursework to individualized service opportunities, College Prep students spend their four years developing a connection to Oakland and the greater Bay Area and building the emotional and practical skills necessary to create a better world.