Education and Youth

Education and Youth
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 16:45

VIP Wins $6 Million in Fight for Books, Schools and Pools in Phoenix

When Valley Interfaith Project leaders learned that there was no additional funding planned for after-school programs in the initial version of the city's budget proposal they pressured Phoenix officials to reinstate services for children and youth.  In response to community pressure, officials voted to restore $6 Million in funding for after-school programs, pools and libraries. Read more about VIP Wins $6 Million in Fight for Books, Schools and Pools in Phoenix


Education and Youth
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 22:45

COPS / Metro Alliance Wins $248 Million for Pre-K in San Antonio

One thousand COPS/Metro Alliance leaders from 35 member institutions assembled to support a successful bid for a sales tax increase that would raise $248 Million in funding for Pre-K education in San Antonio over 8 years.  In collaboration with Mayor Julian Castro, COPS / Metro Alliance leaders urged voters to pass the 1/8 cent sales tax increase in order to expand Pre-K through centers located throughout the city.  Institutional leaders organized voter turnout efforts in their congregations and neighborhoods.     Read more about COPS / Metro Alliance Wins $248 Million for Pre-K in San Antonio


Education and Youth
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 22:15

Jeremiah Group Reforms Advanced Academy Admissions

The Jeremiah Group in New Orleans first brought forth 25 parents with gifted children that had been denied admissions to advanced academies in the Jefferson parish.  After several months of challenging the lack of transparency and irregularities of the admissions process, evidence emerged that school board members wrote letters supporting the admission of certain children, leading the Superintendent to step down. Read more about Jeremiah Group Reforms Advanced Academy Admissions


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EPISO Challenges School Spending and Representational Disparities

Thursday, July 19, 2012
El Paso Times

Before the board meeting on Wednesday, the El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Organization, or EPISO, and the Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project argued that the district’s at-large elected board does not ensure equal representation throughout the communities it serves. Read more about EPISO Challenges School Spending and Representational Disparities

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COPS / Metro Alliance Rallies in Support of Successful Bond for Pre-K

Monday, October 22, 2012
San Antonio Express-News
Approximately 1,000 people representing 35 church, school and union groups under the umbrella nonprofit Communities Organized for Public Service and the Metro Alliance, held their own press conference and publicly committed to backing Pre-K 4 SA.  
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Education and Youth
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 21:15

Alliance Schools Strategy a Success

The Alliance Schools Initiative grew out of relationships between member institutions in the local Texas IAF organizations and public schools in their neighborhoods. Read more about Alliance Schools Strategy a Success


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EPISO Leverages Commitments for Equity in School Funding

Monday, October 29, 2012
El Paso Times

More than 200 leaders of El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Organization assembled to challenge Clint Independent School District board candidates to “eliminate all disparities in per student funding throughout the district if elected….Challenge Read more about EPISO Leverages Commitments for Equity in School Funding

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Education and Youth
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 21:00

COPA Secures $300K for California DREAMers

With the promise of the California DREAM Act still a year away, COPA leaders launched a 2012 campaign to bring financial help to undocumented college students in their community.  $150,000 raised from businesses leveraged an additional $150,000 from UC Santa Cruz, allowing COPA and its partners to provide $300,000 in assistance in advance of the law. Read more about COPA Secures $300K for California DREAMers


Education and Youth
Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 17:45

Austin Interfaith Leverages Unanimous Vote for In-District Charter School

School board trustees of AISD voted unanimously to approve a full-scale in-district charter partnership for Travis Heights Elementary, to be managed by teachers, community members, the district’s labor group Education Austin, and Austin Interfaith.  In order for the idea to be voted on, school leaders first leveraged a 90% majority of support from its teachers and parents. The school’s leaders will have greater power over their budget and freedom to create alternative curricula and language programs. Read more about Austin Interfaith Leverages Unanimous Vote for In-District Charter School


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