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March 2020 Community Schools News

This month we celebrate the value of our democracy and the importance of preparing students to engage as active and critical participants in society. As Ira Harkavy reminds us, universities must “contribute to developing and sustaining fair, decent and just democratic societies for all.” University-assisted community schools do just that when they bring together diverse learners to collectively solve problems and celebrate the agency within communities. We are excited to share stories about artivism, political action, our future graduates, and the Rise Up for Equity movement coming to Los Angeles in May.

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February 2020 Community Schools News

This month we celebrate the community schools movement. We acknowledge growing support and the progress of the movement from New York to California. We also celebrate local leaders of the movement and bid farewell to individuals who make the day-to-day work of community schooling possible. We invite you to learn more by joining us this month at a community school study tour.

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January 2020 Community Schools News

As we head into 2020, we celebrate the power of community schools to impact the lives of young people and inspire collective action. This month, we highlight efforts to engage youth in climate education and action, advance bilingual education, reimagine and share migration stories, and explore potential career pathways. As one student reflecting on their internship experience reminds us: “It’s really life changing…everyone should have this opportunity to be a good person, to be a part of the community, and add on to society.”  

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December 2019 Community Schools News

We are thankful this month for the opportunities our students have to engage as powerful change agents in the world. We are also thankful for their teachers and the many community partners who contribute to their schools and the larger effort to advance educational equity.

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November 2019 Community Schools News

This is a festive month at the UCLA Community Schools. From Día del los Muertos to the Launch Party for the 2020 Rise Up for Equity National Summit and our Fall Study Tour, we invite you to celebrate the power of community-based teaching and learning. We are also pleased to share two new reports– read about Mann UCLA Community School’s second year and the Teacher Powered Schools Network.

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October 2019 Community Schools News

With the school year now in full swing, we are excited to share a new video released today by ABC that features three UCLA Community School alumni reflecting on their college-going journeys. Last month, we celebrated the UCLA Community School’s 10th birthday and released the school’s annual report: “Ten Years of Growing Together.” This month, we also share infographics that highlight the work of both UCLA Community School sites and a study tour that connected the schools’ work with the larger community schools movement. Finally, it is with great sadness, that we also remember one of our teachers who passed away last week. 

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September 2019 Community Schools News

This month, we welcome students, teachers, and staff back to school. We celebrated the kick off of our 3rd year partnering at Mann UCLA Community School and, on September 9th, we will celebrate the 10th Birthday of the UCLA Community School!

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August 2019 Community Schools News

Students at the UCLA Community Schools have been busy this summer extending their learning, making new friends, and exploring college campuses. This month, we highlight two programs along with a recent presentation of our work at the California MTSS Professional Learning Institute.

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Summer 2019 Community Schools News

As summer kicks off, we are thrilled to release a report that represents a five-year research-practice partnership on the power of self-assessment. We are also excited to share news of the Next Generation Coalition of Community Schools as well as two presentations on our work to advance research, teaching, and service.

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May 2019 Community Schools News

This month, we celebrate UCLA’s Centennial, our principals, and the launch of the UCLA Immigrant Family Legal Clinic. And as the school year wraps up next week, we are looking forward to another summer of extended learning and enrichment for our students. We highlight one program below, featured this month in Variety magazine.

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