You, Me, We = Oakley Website Launched

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

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

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