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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 that those with the financial means can support by donating to abortionfunds.org. We recognize the need for learning, allyship, and interruption by cis men (here…

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Californians for Justice Part of Statewide Lead for Community Schools

June 28, 2022

The California State Board of Education approved the Lead Technical Assistance Center for the California Community Schools Partnership Program, a team that includes Californians for Justice (CFJ). The $3 Billion program prioritizes racially just, relationship-centered community school models across the state. Californians for Justice is honored to be named part of the team and will…

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68 Years Later: Let’s Fight to Fulfill the Promise of Brown v Board

May 17, 2022

We Have A Historic Opportunity to Create Racially Just, Relationship Centered Schools  It’s been 68 years since 13 Black families won their lawsuit to desegregate America’s public schools and secured the right to equal education for students of color. And yet, we know the fight against structural racism in our schools and communities is far…

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CFJ’s Funding Agenda Prioritized in Latest State Budget!

May 17, 2022

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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California Community Schools Framework

March 3, 2022

(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

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 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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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 grassroots organizers, youth leaders and adult allies! But now we need to focus on the details of how that funding will be used.  Many folks…

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Remember to Vote By September 14

September 9, 2021

Hey Friends, It wasn’t that long ago that we were celebrating the major win of seeing historic funding levels pouring into our schools — but already there’s a threat on the horizon. COVID-19 relief funds are one-time funds, meaning our districts are not guaranteed this level of support in the coming years. This makes 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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