On January 27, 2011 Madison Middle School opened its school-based health clinic with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan provided remarks during the celebration. This is the first comprehensive clinic in Oakland’s Sobrante Park Neighborhood and will provide physical care, mental and dental health care, nutrition services and health education.
Youth Safe Haven, an international community policing/mentoring model was launched at four schools in the surrounding neighborhoods of East Oakland on February 25, 2011. The schools included Coliseum College Preparatory, Roots international, Futures Elementary and Community United Elementary. In this program students will receive homework assistance, participate in enrichment activities, learn life skills, and benefit from a trusting, consistent adult mentor. This initiative is funded by the Eisenhower Foundation.