Oakland Adult & Career Education



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OACE provides high-quality foundational, instructional skill programs to Oakland adults and their families in order for them to succeed in education, work and life.

This school is a member of Northern Alameda Adult Education Collective.

Oakland Adult & Career Education Stories

Happy adult students laughing together

Support, Guidance and Opportunities

Oakland Adult Career and Education can get you where you want to be A strong adult education system is a priceless resource for any community. ... Read more
Ermelinda Velasquez holds her citizenship papers and stands in front of United States flags

The American Dream

Oakland Adult and Career Education course helps student fulfill 25-year goal of American citizenship Ermelinda Velasquez had dreamed about obtaining her American citizenship since she ... Read more
Muslim Mom In Hijab Drawing With Her Preschooler in the kitchen

Uplifting Families

OACE’s Family Literacy program helps parents support their children Being able to communicate is something many people take for granted. Talking with your doctor, parent-teacher ... Read more
Kim Jones, an older black man with a gray beard, blazer, and flat cap, sits on the desk in his office and smiles for the camera

A Welcome Place for Everyone

Oakland Adult Career and Education changes students lives and helps build a better community Kim Jones likens adult school to a stepping stone. It’s a ... Read more
Juarez Ramirez standing on the steps of his campus in his black graduation cap and gown

The Confidence to Succeed

OACE helps students build themselves a solid foundation There are many reasons people immigrate to the United States: Some come for freedom, some come for ... Read more

OACE Transition Specialist helps students reach education and career goals

While going back to school as an adult opens new doors of opportunity, navigating the enrollment process, figuring out which courses to take and juggling ... Read more
Lee Gardner, a black man in a suit, stands in front of a bank ATM

From Retail to Banking

Landing a new profession through Oakland Adult and Career Education After several years working in the retail industry, Levack Gardner of Castro Valley, Calif., had ... Read more