January 2019 Community Schools News

We started the new year with an historic strike that inspired productive debate and support for public education. This month, we share news about the strike and a new initiative to support our alumni’s persistence through college.

Community schools score key victory in LA teachers strike

One of the most enduring images of the 2019 Los Angeles teachers strike will be of Roxana Dueñas.

Dueñas teaches history at Roosevelt High School in East Los Angeles. It was her image that was used on a strike poster that served as teachers’ call to arms: “Community Schools Build Democracy!”

Read the full op-ed here.

New Alumni Fellows Meet to Support Their Peers

Yosmar Vela and Victoria Amador are recipients of the UCLA Center for Community Schooling’s inaugural Alumni Fellowships for 2018-19. They attend monthly research-practice partnership meetings with UCLA Liaison Anna Clark, PhD student Sidronio Jacobo, and center director Karen Hunter Quartz. Together, the group is studying the pathways of alumni and developing systems of support to help ensure all students graduate from college.

Principal Leyda Garcia, Yosmar Vela, Anna Clark, Victoria Amador, and Sidronio Jacobo, pictured in the faculty cafeteria of the RFK Community Schools.

Showing Support for Our Teachers 

On the picket line at Mann UCLA Community School

Sunanda Kushon and Jody Priselac

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