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Students and Parents Push Back: Local Control Funding Formula Is Working! Press Release

July 12, 2017

Students and Parents Push Back: Local Control Funding Formula Is Working! Attacks on LCFF move student and parent leaders to defend equitable funding in California On July 12th, 2017– A coalition of diverse, low-income, and immigrant students and parents from 17 organizations representing 30 cities from across California traveled to Sacramento and are joined by…

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Local budget wins move districts closer to Relationship Centered Schools

June 19, 2017

For four years, CFJ student leaders have been working with parents and community leaders to make the promise of equity real in the Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) – school districts’ annual budget and goals. This year, CFJ leaders have harnessed the power of the LCAP to uplift student voice and transform their education…

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"CaliforWHO? CaliforALL" Candy Lara Speaks To Legislators For The First Time

June 6, 2017

My name is Candy Lara and I am a sophomore at Lakewood High School and a youth leader with Californians for Justice. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending Free Our Dreams, a statewide event with the goal of gathering youth across California for a weekend to prepare them for meetings with…

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

May 9, 2017

Today we honor teachers impacting the future of this country through the lives they transform in their classrooms.  Everyday, teachers go above and beyond to support their students facing personal challenges; believe in students by pushing them to grow and reach their fullest potential; by simply making time to ask: how are you doing?  …

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Danielle Sawyer – Teacher Extraordinaire

May 3, 2017

Ms. Sawyer builds a safe environment where any student can open up and talk to her about any problems and she respects every individual and makes them feel right at home, not just a classroom. She gets the students intrigued about what she’s teaching but also feels like a friend because she’s so easy to…

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Four Cities, One Message: Relationships Matter

April 26, 2017

Across the state, CFJ student leaders are bringing school staff, district leaders, and elected officials together around one simple idea: Relationship Centered Schools. Here’s how they are doing it: Leading In San Jose – Students are organizing a Learning Tour for school principals, staff, and district leaders to see what a Relationship Centered School looks…

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Relationship Centered Schools Brief

April 10, 2017

In a time when public education is under attack, when we are facing a national teacher shortage, and when young people experience fear and isolation in their schools, we need a solution that works for all of us. That solution is Relationship Centered Schools. Relationship Centered Schools breaks down walls and brings people together so that every…

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CFJ’s Young Women of Color Are Bold For Change

March 8, 2017

Today we celebrate powerful Californians for Justice women leaders.    What kind of message does this administration send to women, specifically young women of color? This administration does not represent us. As such, it sends the message to young women of color that we should continue to resist. We must continue to raise our voices and…

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20th Anniversary Youth Power Story Series: Karionne

May 19, 2016

The Youth Power Story Series highlights the accomplishments of CFJ and leaders of color from all over California. Join us in celebrating youth power in honor of Californians for Justice’s 20th Anniversary! Good leaders don’t set out to lead, they set out to make a difference. Karionne Stokes is a junior in Long Beach, CA and…

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