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Advancing Equity News May 2016

We felt proud to see 15 parent leaders in southeast Los Angeles graduate from the 5th cohort of the Advancement Project’s My First Teacher program in an uplifting celebration at Escutia Primary Center in Bell, CA earlier this month. Parent leaders were joined by friends and family as they received certificates from the offices of Supervisor

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Advancing Equity News December 2015

We LEARNED that two social media channels are better than six. In 2016, it will be even easier to keep track of all the great work we’re doing! We’ve decided to unite our six social media channels into just two. By March we’ll have pared things down so that demonstrating our impact will be clear and

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Advancing California: November 2015

Early care and education (ECE) has been a focus for Advancement Project for a decade. In that time, we’ve seen a radical shift in how policymakers understand and prioritize ECE. Yet there are still large numbers of our youngest children who do not have access to important programs and care.

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Advancing Equity News September 2015

The ZIP code of Los Angeles County’s 650,000 youngest children (birth to 5) frequently predetermines their early education opportunities and lower income children often find themselves with few options available. Reports released by Advancement Project and First 5 LA lay out specifics about how the disparities in access and quality are hurting these children’s abilities to

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Advancing California: Summer 2015

The Advancement Project Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Urban Peace program, as of August 1, 2015, is now a separate entity that is currently being incubated by Community Partners but on its way to becoming its own stand-alone nonprofit organization called Urban Peace Institute. We invite you to learn more about

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Advancing Equity News June 2015

In 2014 we celebrated Advancement Project’s 15th Anniversary. It was so gratifying to remember the campaigns, people, and the impact we have had in Los Angeles, and across California. It has been a unique experience in power politics, partnership-building, and data-driven systems change.

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Advancing Equity News May 2015

Advancement Project supports the Make It Fair movement to close the commercial property tax loopholes of Prop 13, to free up $9 billion to invest in strengthening our schools and important local priorities. A handful of giant corporations and America’s wealthiest commercial property owners have used the loopholes to dramatically lower their taxes, and their obligations to

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Advancing California: April 2015

An unprecedented partnership of advocates, researchers, and Los Angeles County’s Probation Department has released The Los Angeles County Juvenile Probation Outcomes Study. The report examines current data practices and the path of youth through the Probation system. We found that these youth are involved with many different County departments yet identifying and documenting shared connections across County agencies

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Advancing Equity News March 2015

Our Educational Equity team is launching a new effort to ensure all children in California will have access to a high quality and equitable education. For years, we’ve been known as early care and education (ECE) policy and advocacy experts. Now we are deepening  our K-12 focus to ensure that K-12 education policy and funding

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Advancing Equity News February 2015

A new report co-authored by Advancement Project and Prevention Institute highlights the strategies communities across California have prioritized to increase public safety. Of the 14 sites in The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities…

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