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Two New Co-EDs Join Executive Trio at CFJ!

By Hannah Esqueda | July 15, 2024

Welcome New Co-EDs Jessica & Jessenia! Join us in welcoming our newest Co-Executive Directors Jessenia Reyes and Jessica Black! Together with CFJ’s current Co-Executive Director Mauro Sifuentes, Jessenia and Jessica…

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Here’s How We Can Support Teachers Year-Round

May 11, 2023

What’s the best way to show your teachers they’re appreciated? Investing in them and our schools! It’s no secret teachers deserve to be paid more. Retaining well-qualified, fully prepared and…

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Deep Learning As A Declaration of Love For CA Youth

May 9, 2023

By Asher Ki “Transformative  Community Schools Framework” is THE long-term strategy for whole school and systems transformation. Community schools are an authentic approach designed directly by impacted students, along with…

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Student Voice: The Heart of Radical Transformation

March 7, 2023

By Asher Ki Decades ago, student voice was a concept very few had the luxury of understanding. The idea that youth are illustrators of change and contributors to the education…

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Welcoming Yasi and Mauro, the New Co-EDs of CFJ!

February 3, 2023

It has been an eventful start to 2023 at Californians For Justice as welcomed our new Co-Executive Directors, Yasmine “Yasi” Safinya-Davies and Mauro Sifuentes, to our staff and leadership team!…

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California’s Budget is Good News for School Transformation!

January 12, 2023

Above: Original art by Eden Meseret (she/her) for the California Partnership for the Future of Learning 2022 Arts Showcase.  Two weeks into the year and we’re already celebrating some good…

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Meet the New Co-EDs of CFJ: Yasmine Safinya-Davies & Mauro Sifuentes!

November 17, 2022

After a long and thoughtful search process, we’re proud to announce the new leadership team for Californians for Justice: Co-Executive Directors Yasmine (Yasi) Safinya-Davies (she/her) and Mauro Sifuentes (they/them)! “On…

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Time to Celebrate AND Build Power for 2024

November 9, 2022

Election Day 2022 has come and gone but our work doesn’t stop here! In fact, these next few days, weeks and months are crucial to the fights our communities will…

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

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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What Does California’s Education Budget Mean for Us?

June 29, 2022

As our communities continue to process and mobilize around the impacts of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, we recognize the moment we are in. We recognize…

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