The BPOCSRC creates and implements student-centered, research-driven and database-oriented programs as part of its mission to train students in archival and storytelling work.

2021 - Present Programs

Summer Fellows Program
Paid summer fellowship

The UCI Humanities Center, Sponsoring Departments and private donors provide funding for graduate and undergraduate students to work 10 hours per week for 10 weeks (June - August) learning archival practice, traditional research skills, digital humanities, and documentary filmmaking skills.

Humanities Out There
Academic Year Internship

The UCI Humanities Center provides academic credit to students who  intern with The BPOCSRC during the academic year. Interns focus on Oakland Community School research and document archival work in The Black Panther newspaper.


Art | Power | Community

The OCS Project Podcast

In Their Own Words is the official podcast of The Oakland Community School Project.

The inaugural podcast season features 2021 BPOCSRC interns discussing their K-12 educational experiences. They also reflect on OCS ideas and practice and how collaboratively working together as interns impacted their perspective on education today and moving forward.

The OCS Digital Yearbook Project

The Digital Yearbook Project brings OCS history to life.

The Oakland Community School Digital Yearbook Project (DYP) is a platform to present an interactive history, using DH tools to bring the history to life. Interns and fellows conduct research and transcribe interviews as part of the platform-building process.