This event is presented by NIA, a group of Head-Royce parents, faculty, and administrators, who collectively strive to foster community spirit within the School while building partnerships with community groups, individuals, and businesses. NIA is a Swahili word meaning “purpose” and encourages us to look within ourselves and set goals that are beneficial to the community.
NIA was established in 2003 when four Head-Royce mothers met to discuss how they could contribute and support the three tenets of the Head-Royce mission — scholarship, diversity, and citizenship. It was decided to host an annual speakers event that would be open to the Head-Royce and greater Oakland community. These founding members also had an equally important goal to establish an endowed scholarship to support the tuition for students of color admitted to Head-Royce School. Learn more here.
Important parking information: Carpooling is highly recommended. Self-parking will be available in parking lots A, B, C, and D with visible signage and orange flags. Please be considerate of our neighbors and park in the lots or above the gatehouse on Lincoln Avenue. Do not park on the residential portion of Lincoln Avenue, Alida, or any other side streets off Lincoln Avenue, and do not make U-turns on Lincoln or the surrounding streets. Thank you.