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CFJ’s Funding Agenda Prioritized in Latest State Budget!

This past Friday, Governor Newsom released his plans for the 2022-23 May Budget Revision. This offers a sneak peak of what and how the state is likely to prioritize funding next year. Overall we’re pleased with Governor Newsom and state leaders for increasing investments in schools. This is the second year California has seen historic…

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Why We Organize For Relationship-Centered, Community Schools

By Asher Ki, CFJ Organizer, Fresno Dear Community, it’s time for something new. A lot of the problems that we’ve been hearing about schools during Covid – learning disparities between Black students and white peers, the need for mental health resources, students feeling unsafe and needing relationships – existed before Covid, this pandemic has just…

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California Community Schools Framework

(Above: Art by Brandie Bowen for the California Partnership for the Future of Learning, Reimagine and Rebuild Arts Showcase) Since the fall, we’ve spent a lot of time discussing community schools and how we believe they are the key to transforming our public education system. California has set aside $3 BILLION in funding for community…

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Public Schools Are the Heart of Our Communities

Above Image: CFJ Youth Leaders hanging out pre-pandemic at Fremont High School in Oakland. Love is in the air, and we’re celebrating by taking a moment to appreciate one of the major relationships in our life – the CA public school system! That’s right, decades into our relationship, CFJ remains enamored with public schools and…

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