Celebran progreso de los jóvenes en Boyle Heights
October 26, 2013
La coalición de organizaciones comunitarias Promesa Boyle Heights, celebró esta semana, muy a su estilo, con tamales y champurrado, los logros alcanzados en el progreso de la juventud de este vecindario al Este de Los Ángeles.
Rally at the Los Angeles Unified School District Meeting
May 15, 2013
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Unified school board voted Tuesday to ban suspensions of defiant students, directing officials to use alternative disciplinary practices instead.
L.A Schools Rethink Suspensions
May 15, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
LOS ANGELES—Damien Valentine was suspended from school for the first time as a seventh-grader in South Central Los Angeles, after arguing with a math teacher who had asked him to change seats.
Bringing Restorative Justice to Mendez Learning Center
March 15, 2013
On March 15th, 2013, InnerCity Struggle hosted a lunch-time event at Mendez Learning Center in Boyle Heights to raise awareness about Restorative Justice policies. Friday’s event was part of an Educational Justice Week program where youth organizers from InnerCity Struggle have conducted classroom workshops to students at Mendez Learning Center focused on the impacts of the ‘school to prison pipeline’ and to promote higher education.
Buscan plan para escuela Roosevelt del Este de Los Ángeles
March 1, 2013
Los 2,900 estudiantes que conforman el cuerpo estudiantil de la legendaria preparatoria Roosevelt del Este de Los Ángeles, debaten actualmente su futuro.
Brown's school funding plan draws mixed reactions
February 24, 2013
Los Angeles Times
In the Anaheim City School District, where most students are low-income and struggling to learn English, teachers need special training, extra tutoring time and lots of visual materials to help their pupils achieve at grade level.
Five Myths of Talking About Race With Your Child
February 15, 2013
I get a lot of mixed feedback when I say that adults need to learn to speak openly about race with young children. They are afraid of spoiling their childhood or crushing their natural curiosities. However, when we look at the root causes of racial inequity in this country, we see that they grow out of the lessons we learn in our earliest years. In fact, honest conversations about race have a positive impact on children, honoring their observations and lived experiences, and better preparing them to recognize and undo social injustice in their lives. Then, why don’t we do it more?
Organizing and Partnering for School Change in East Los Angeles
January 30, 2013
For more than 80 years, no new school was built in East Los Angeles. In the past several years, the efforts of a community organizing group, a dedicated group of teachers, an array of community partners, the students, and the parents converged to demand change -- and to make it a reality. Now the Esteban E. Torres High School is a beacon of hope and opportunity in this low-income, largely Latino neighborhood. InnerCity Struggle (ICS) and Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP), organizations that played key roles in the development of Torres, continue their strong partnerships with Torres to support success of the school.
Canvassers Get Out the Vote, One Block at a Time
November 6, 2012
La Streets Blog
Election information and clipboard in hand, Evelyn Leon called out to the house as she tip toed up steps leading to the front door. She is scared of unruly dogs in people’s homes she said, so she tries to make enough noise to draw one out if its there. In the end, no one is home.
Promueven el voto latino en Los Ángeles
November 4, 2012
“Jóvenes voluntarios del centro de llamas del Califonia Call Action Fund llaman a votantes lationos del Este de Los Angeles para recordarles que salgan a votar el próximo martes.”