Education and Youth

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.


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.


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Austin Interfaith In-District Charter Proposal Wins Unanimous Support

Friday, January 18, 2013
Five Publications in Austin

"School board members have lauded the process that Travis Heights used to garner support for the transformation, which they approved last month.  Unlike the district’s failed partnership with [another charter school]… the move to turn Travis Heights into a charter school had the enthusiastic backing of the school’s parents and teachers, joined by 

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Multifaith coalition urges Cleveland schools to restore programs

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Cleveland Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- In its first major public action, Greater Cleveland Congregations, a newly formed coalition of churches, synagogues and mosques, is calling on the Cleveland school district to restore programs recently cut to save money.

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Supporters of Cleveland Schools levy rally voters ahead of November election

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
ABC News Channel 5

CLEVELAND - Supporters of the levy for Cleveland Public Schools are warning against laying off teachers, and a potential $50 million deficit. Over the weekend in an east side church basement, mothers, grandmothers, grandfathers and concerned citizens met up for a voter registration drive.

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Education and Youth
Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 11:00

BUILD restores $18 million in education funding for Baltimore schools.

 BUILD organized with MD IAF and the Baltimore Education Coalition (BEC) to restore $18 million in state funding for Baltimore schools and $94 million state-wide. BUILD joined BEC to meet with legislators in Annapolis, testify at hearings, make phone calls and emails, and helped turnout 2000 parents, students, and teachers on a rainy night to call for restoring the cuts. 


Education and Youth
Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 10:45

Child First serves over 1400 students across Baltimore.

BUILD recognized a need for after-school programs and more parental involvement, so we created the Child First program, today an independent entity that serves 1,400 youth.

Baltimore's Child First After School Program - BUILD


Education and Youth
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 14:30

EQUAL launches a new charter school in South East Queens, NY.

In 2010, EQUAL launched the Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School (REACS), the only charter school in a neighborhood with few quality school choices.  The school will provide 110 kindergarten, first and second grade students an excellent education, and will eventually expand to serve 235 students.  EQUAL leaders are working to secure a new building, which will be needed as the school grows.


Education and Youth
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 09:45

Lake County United launches "Waukegan to College"

Lake County United researched, developed and launched Waukegan to College, an intensive family-focused college readiness program in 2009.  This fall the program has grown to 52 students from 30 families, with 10 students now in college.  With guidance from a 12 member planning team, we have completed a strategic plan for Waukegan to College and will begin recruiting a board of directors to oversee the program as it spins off into its own stand alone non-profit roughly one year from now.


Education and Youth
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 16:30

South Bronx Churches builds a brand new multi-school campus.

South Bronx Churches,  a coalition of neighborhood congregations, nonprofit agencies and tenant and homeowner groups, imagined and organized for a modern four-school campus at Mott Haven, now serving over 2000 children with a world-class education in some of the nation's top educational facilities. The new schools campus opened its doors in September 2010 on a seven-acre site at East 153rd Street and Concourse Village West. The $250 million project is the single largest school construction plan in the history of New York City. 


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