Campaign for Quality Education

In 2002, CFJ took the lead in forming the Campaign for Quality Education (CQE), a statewide alliance of over 23 organizations dedicated to racial justice in the state education system. The CQE brings together the power of student and parent-led community organizations with research, legal, civil rights, and advocacy groups to fight for better schools for all students in California.

The alliance is coordinated by five member organizations:

After nearly a decade of working for adequate and equitable funding for California schools, CQE won a major victory with the passing of the Local Control Funding Formula in the 2013-2014 Budget.  To learn more about the CQE, please click here.

The Alliance for Educational Justice

In 2009, CFJ co-founded the Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ),  a national alliance of youth organizing and intergenerational groups working for educational justice. AEJ aims to bring grassroots groups together to bring about changes in federal education policy, create a national infrastructure for the education justice sector, and build the capacity of our organizations and our youth leaders to sustain and grow the progressive movement over the long haul. To learn more about the AEJ, follow them on Facebook.

Other Partnerships and Collaborations

CFJ believes in bringing diverse voices to the policy reform discussions. Through partnerships and collaborations we make our work more efficient and effective, and bring authentic youth voice to campaigns.  Some collaborations include:

Collaborative Networks

Communities for Public Education Reform

Building Healthy Communities Initiative – Long Beach

Building Healthy Communities Initiative – Fresno

Community College Student Network

Community College Equity Network

Families in Education – Fresno

Equal Voice – Southern California

CREED (Coalition for Racial, Educational and Economic Diversity) – Long Beach

Brothers Sons Selves – Los Angeles

San Jose 2020 Student Voices

North Long Beach Coalition

Core Allies

Public Allies

Autonomous Fresno Brown Berets

ACLU of Northern California and Fresno Branch

Prison Moratorium Project

Tenants Together

GSA Network

OUSD Meaningful Student Engagement

OUSD Voluntary Resolution Plan

Kids in Common

ICCE at De Anza College



SJ2020 Youth Voices