Earlier this month, families from Hillcrest Elementary School in the Oakland hills helped Lockwood parents, staff and students beautify the East Oakland school grounds.
According to organizers, more than 70 people worked to plant 600 daffodil bulbs near Lockwood’s three new small schools: Futures, Community United and Lockwood. (Keep Oakland Beautiful and The Home Depot donated the bulbs.)
Some of Oakland’s public schools are known for their parent involvement. How often does this volunteerism cross attendance boundaries? In what practical ways could –and should — this happen?
photo courtesy of Kathy Dwyer