Seizing the Moment to Transform Education

By Marisa Saunders and Karen Hunter Quartz Back to School Artwork by Miguel, Ms. Gallardo’s Den 1 Class The back-to-school challenge is enormous: re-engage students and families in learning online, during a pandemic, amid uprisings for racial justice. That’s why…
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Partnering through Art to Imagine Bright Futures

By:Nawal Salim, Patricia Rivas, Children’s InstituteBlanca Campos Montoya, Mann UCLA Community Schoolwith Marisa Saunders, UCLA Center for Community Schooling Beginning in June, a group approximately 20 rising sophomores and juniors from Mann UCLA Community School engaged in a 4-week therapeutic…
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We Will Never Walk Alone

By Hector Almendarez I am a high school senior graduating from UCLA Community School (UCLA CS) located in Koreatown in Central Los Angeles. UCLA CS is what I called my home for the past seven years, being the backdrop to…
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A Community School in Virtual Times

By Darlene Tieu At Mann UCLA Community School, it has been imperative that what I teach is important and relevant to our students. Why teach about the chemistry of how a candle burns when we could use chemistry to talk…
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Community schools as cornerstones in the time of COVID-19

Karen Hunter Quartz & Marisa Saunders It’s an old solution to a very old problem. Attack poverty and societal inequality by creating community schools that level the playing field. Locate food distribution, health care, and other social services in the…
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