CCTS is born out of Youth UpRising (YU) a community transformation engine that proudly serves 3,000 youth annually and has demonstrated success in improving educational outcomes for its members. On average, 74% of youth participating in YU’s Career and Education programming increase their GPA during the school year and 86% of students also maintained enrollment in school.
CCTS is in the heart of the Castlemont neighborhood, making it the ideal school for reuniting our community. We pride ourselves on being a Live/Go school, which means that the children who live in this neighborhood are the same children who attend the school. We believe neighbors are more likely to trust each other when their children are classmates.
Oakland children and youth are often told that they need to leave their neighborhoods in order to find success. But we believe children can succeed right here in our neighborhood. We welcome you to join us in bringing positive change to East Oakland and beyond.