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2018

Claiming Our Power, Shaping Our Destiny

A Message from Angela Glover Blackwell (translated into Spanish here)
Distributed at Equity Summit 2018, April 11-13, 2018, Chicago

An excerpt:

The forces molding the future—demographic shifts, staggering inequality, economic and technological change, climate threats— are intensifying. The need is growing for action that fosters opportunity, shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and...

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Reports | 2015

The Boys and Men of Color Framework: A Model for Community and Systems Change

This  articles explores four success elements that have advanced efforts on behalf of boys and men of color. They include a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach, working across issues and systems; local and state intermediaries serving as hubs for long-term initiatives to increase capacity and policy impact; culturally relevant trauma-informed practices to individual and system outcomes;...

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Reports | 2015

The Boys and Men of Color Framework: A Model for Community and Systems Change

This  articles explores four success elements that have advanced efforts on behalf of boys and men of color. They include a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach, working across issues and systems; local and state intermediaries serving as hubs for long-term initiatives to increase capacity and policy impact; culturally relevant trauma-informed practices to individual and system outcomes;...

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Employment Equity: Louisiana’s Path to Inclusive Prosperity

While Louisiana’s economy has improved in recent years, people of color are still disproportionately represented among the state’s economically insecure. Men of color face particular barriers to employment due to discrimination and gaps in work-based skills. If full employment was achieved across all gender and racial groups, Louisiana's economy could be $3.5 billion stronger each year....

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Building Place-Based Initiatives for Boys and Men of Color and Vulnerable Populations: A Community Planning Guide

This guide provides information about how communities can implement the next phase of achieving priority outcomes for boys and men of color. It focuses on two critical areas of work: 1) how to conduct a policy review and formulate recommendations for action and 2) how to develop an action plan. The sections contain specific guidelines for taking these next steps. In addition, the appendices...
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Reports | The Campaign for College Opportunity | 2015

The State of Higher Education in California: Black Report

California is home to the nation’s fifth largest Black population, and though Black students today are more likely to graduate from high school and college than they were a decade ago, persistent opportunity gaps exist in college access and success and completion outcomes are still too low.  These troubling findings are a result of funding, policy and institutional weaknesses rather than...

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Tools | LCAP Watch | 2015

What’s the Plan?

Every California school district, county office of education, and charter school must have a 3-year Local Control and Accountability Plan.
 
How does your district plan to spend its state funding and serve all students? Do you have a plan to share?
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The Education Trust-West | 2015

LCAP Annual Update: What's Different? What's the Same?

Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs) are adopted every three years. In between these years, school districts must complete annual updates.

The Annual Update section of the LCAP template must include:
  • A listing and description of expenditures on LCAP actions currently being implemented.
  • A listing and description of expenditures targeting high-need students and reclassified...
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