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Advancing Equity News December 2016

It may be difficult to see or feel right now, but California is on the right track. The overwhelming support of progressive measures on this year’s ballot is just one of many indicators of hope. For example, with our Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) work, we are shifting investments to make sure that ALL Californians

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Advancing Equity News September 2016

Multilingual education programs benefit all children. On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, the LAUSD Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution to support the state ballot initiative Proposition 58: LEARN (Language Education, Acquisition and Readiness Now). This state ballot initiative will support continued teaching of English in our schools, open the avenues to multilingual education for all students,

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Advancing Equity News August 2016

At this halfway point of 2016, which has been a year of much heartbreak and some “disturbing” public conversations, we want to offer an antidote with examples of how people across our state are making things better. This e-newsletter is called #ReasonsForHope – A 2016 Mid-Year Report.

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Advancing California July 2016

Advancement Project’s quarterly e-newsletter. In this issue we share a reflection on this summer of violence, an announcement of our newest research report about California’s racial disparities in political participation, some good news for our youngest learners in the final California budget, and an update on leadership of our Educational Equity program. Enjoy!

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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 January 2016

Newest Addition — the Political Voice Program! Political Voice nurtures a healthy democracy by amplifying the voices of low-income communities of color in all political processes and ensuring that government responds to those voices.

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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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