The soft launch of the You, Me, We = Oakley website has occurred as their website is now up. From what I am told, they will be adding more information in the coming weeks. From what I can see, it looks like they are off to a nice start.
You, Me, We = Oakley is a program that seeks to enhance understanding, trust, relationships, integration, participation and cooperation among all residents of Oakley in order to build a more vibrant and cohesive community that lives up to the commitment for Oakley to truly be “a place for families in the heart of the Delta”. We seek to increase a spirit of mutual respect among all Oakley residents, increase civic participation, and create a more welcoming community here in Oakley.
This program was created through a collaboration of the City of Oakley, Oakley schools, businesses, congregations, community-based organizations, such as the Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO), the International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA), and Oakley residents. You, Me, We = Oakley is an affiliate of Welcoming America, a national grassroots collaborative that works across nineteen states. Welcoming America promotes cooperation and communication between immigrants and U.S. born Americans, thus Building a Nation of Neighbors.
You can visit their website at http://youmeweoakley.org/
The project committee includes the following:
- Pat Anderson, Oakley Councilmember
- Jim Frazier, Oakley Councilmember
- Bryan Montgomery, Oakley City Manager
- Father Olman Solis, Pastor St. Anthony Catholic Church
- Nancy Marquez, Community Organizer, CCISCO and Oakley resident
- Roger MacDonald, O’Hara Park Middle School Principal
- Greg Hetrick, Delta Vista Middle School Principal
- Maria de la Luz Bordanaro, Gehringer Elementary Principal
- Casey Lewis, Freedom High School Vice-Principal
- Rick Melgoza, School Counselor
- Jordan Standen, Student and member of Oakley Youth Advisory Council
- Maria Silva, Bank of the West Branch Manager
- Sebastian Zavala, Program Director for Int’l Institute of the Bay Area