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We Want To See Joy, Celebration & Liberation in CA Public Schools

By Hannah Esqueda | September 8, 2022

Students walking back into classrooms this fall deserve to feel safe, seen and celebrated. We want CA’s public school students to see teachers and staff who look like them, come…

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Public Schools Are the Heart of Our Communities

February 14, 2022

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…

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Transformational Community Schools Are Critical to Addressing Long-standing Racial Injustice

February 10, 2022

You’ve probably heard the good news by now, CA has committed $3 BILLION to the creation and support of Community Schools. This is a huge victory made possible by numerous…

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How to Celebrate Joyful, Loving and Radical Black Futures in our Schools

February 3, 2022

Are you ready to discuss bold Black Futures this month, because we are! We’re ready to imagine and build towards a future where Black students, parents and communities are honored…

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New Case Study Shows the Power of Student Voice to Transform Our Schools

January 31, 2022

We’re excited to share key findings from a case study released by the UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools showcasing the lasting impact student voice engagement has in our…

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Honoring Native American History Month

November 24, 2021

While the United States has tried to eradicate Indigenous people and cultures across Turtle Island, this Native American History Month and National Day of Mourning, we are proclaiming from the…

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Black Lives Matter Long Beach Statement on Violence in Long Beach Unified School District

October 1, 2021

The following statement was released this week by Black Lives Matter Long Beach  in response to the shooting of 18-year-old Manuela (Mona) Rodriquez by an armed LBUSD School Safety Officer…

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Executive Director Taryn Ishida Announces Transition Plans

September 30, 2021

After 8 incredible years leading Californians for Justice, Executive Director Taryn Ishida is moving on to the next adventure. Read her letter below and stay tuned for more info about…

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School Safety Means We Keep Us Safe

September 23, 2021

This fall has brought renewed concerns about campus safety. But while we all want to see our students safe, we know that pro-police policies will only cause more harm. Having…

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20 Years of Summer Youth Leadership Academy!

September 14, 2021

Cue the air horns! Sound the drums! From the humble roots of backyard BBQs, neighborhood canvassing, and word of mouth recruitment in our Bay Area regions, the CFJ Summer Youth…

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