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Calling all Allies! CFJ Needs Your Support

April 29, 2024

What’s going down? Black and brown youth are the leaders we need to create schools rooted in racial justice and liberation. This vision guides our work and relationships at Californians for Justice. But right now, those values and vision for CA public schools are under attack.  For the last few months we have been the…

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Cabrillo H.S. Community Learning Walk

September 27, 2023

A community learning walk held by Cabrillo High School and CFJ brought together over 45 teachers and school administrators to view the community through a cultural, symbolic, and political lens. Led by Cabrillo’s Leadership team; Ms. Nguyen, Mr. Walton, Mrs. Itson, and Ms. Rice, the vision of this community learning walk was to connect educators…

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A Bold and Powerful Student Panel in LBUSD

September 14, 2023

Above: Above: From left to right, Californians for Justice leaders Sydney, Sarai, Mel and Didi.    By Sicola Elliot, Capacity Building Manager   Education Reimagined in LBUSD was the theme for the LBUSD Managers meeting held on Friday August 25, 2023, at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach. Californians For Justice…

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On A Star Wars Scale: This Year’s Budget Rates @ The Phantom Menace

July 5, 2023

Another year and another budget season in the books! After some back and forth negotiations between Governor Newsom and the state legislature, California has landed its final budget. And how would we rate it? A very solid “OK.” On a scale of Star Wars movies, this year definitely feels like The Phantom Menace of budget…

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Celebrating 3 Years of School Transformation in Long Beach

June 27, 2023

Eighty-plus attendees showed up on May 20th, 2023, to celebrate Year 3 of our Professional Learning Network (PLN), where five high schools have committed to transforming their Long Beach Unified school communities into racially just Relationship Centered Schools. Team members reflected over the past year’s progress and looked to the future for another year of…

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What’s in the budget for CA schools?

May 15, 2023

Above Image: Californians for Justice youth leaders and allies gather in a show of support for LCFF during a 2017 rally in Sacramento. In the decade since it’s passing, the Local Control Funding Formula continues to be our path forward to full and equitable funding for CA’s students and families.  Governor Newsom just unveiled his…

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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 supported educators is one of the most critical solutions for racially just schools.. Our educators deserve  investment in professional development training for career advancement, more…

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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 systems’ transformation was dismissed and purposely overlooked by adults who thought power rested solely in their hands.  Organizations like Californians For Justice firmly believe transformation…

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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! To those who have been a part of our movement as we grow and go through transitions through the years, we want to share our…

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