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Student Power Wins Big to Pave Way for Racially Just Schools

July 12, 2021

We did it – all of our collective hard work paid off! On Friday, Governor Newsom signed the AB 130, a K-12 education trailer bill with HISTORIC investments in education including nearly all of the CFJ student demands from  our  Relationship-Centered Schools and  Reimagine and Rebuild campaigns. This budget shows that we are winning the…

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CFJ Youth Leaders Secure Major Wins in Long Beach & Fresno Unified

July 8, 2021

We’re so excited to share even more incredible wins from our youth organizers! Our student leaders won major initiatives and secured millions in funding for new policies in Fresno and Long Beach Unified. Fresno Expanding Ethnic Studies & Paying Students for Expertise and Labor That’s right! This summer and fall, Fresno Unified will expand the…

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CFJ Youth Leaders Win Restorative Restart & More in Oakland & San Jose!

May 24, 2021

We’re celebrating some major news! Our youth leaders fought for and won commitments for a restorative restart in Oakland Unified and the East Side Union High School District in San Jose!  Oakland Youth Win Mental Health, Relationships Supports & More In Oakland, the district has committed $9 million to a mental health resolution prioritizing supports…

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State Ed Budget: Crucial Investments in Young People’s Health & Wellness

January 13, 2021

On January 8th, Governor Newsom released his proposed 2021-2022 budget. After a year when students and families have struggled through a pandemic, natural disasters, a historic election, and the different manifestations of white supremacy, we commend Governor Newsom’s commitment to addressing racial equity by investing in public education, and also recognize we still have a…

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Some Good News While We Wait for Results

November 4, 2020

Today, like many of you, Californians for Justice (CFJ) staff and students are feeling a wide range of emotions. We have all poured so much of ourselves into this election, amidst the pandemic, the uprisings, and so much uncertainty. And with the presidential and statewide races being too close to call, millions of votes still…

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3 Things to Keep in Mind These Final Weeks of Election 2020

October 22, 2020

Original Art by Orion Camero for Californians for Justice. Title: Learning Liberation, Artist’s Description: “What do you see when you see this painting? Inspired by relationship-centered schools, this piece speaks to the power we have as young people to nurture future generations and build the skills necessary to manifest our wildest dreams.” We have just…

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Back To School Checklist: Student Voice & Racial Equity Data–Webinar Recording & Resources

September 2, 2020

Student Voice and Racial Equity Data are the name of the game this school year. As students and staff navigate the realities of online and distance learning, we know that centering student voice and the need to collect racial equity data are critical to success.  CFJ recently launched our Equity in Action services to support…

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We’re 90 Days Out from Election Day 2020; Are You Ready?

August 5, 2020

Art by Ashley Lukashevsky for Logo TV GOTV 2018. We’re officially 3 months out from Election Day 2020! With so much at stake this November we’ve prepared a list of 3 Key Things to keep in mind as we cross the 90-day mark.  This is Your Chance to Take Back Control in 2020 2020 has…

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State Budget Agreement Reached — Wins for Education & Racial Equity

June 25, 2020

As the 2019-2020 school year wraps up, we are seeing students graduating virtually because of COVID-19 and taking to the streets in support of the movement for Black lives. We are seeing Black youth are on the frontlines leading the way and organizing for change. This moment of crisis calls on us to double down…

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