Posts Tagged as "building healthy communities"

Schools Not Prisons makes a powerful stop in Merced

July 25, 2017 / By
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Above: Nearly 300 residents turned out for the #SchoolsNotPrisons event in downtown Merced earlier this month.

Residents staying loud over education, public funding concerns in Merced County

April 18, 2017 / By
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Updated each year, LCAPs are a requirement of the state of California under its Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The school-funding model offers base-level dollars to school district for every student enrolled and additional money for “high-need” students like low-income and foster youth as well as English-language learners. While each LCAP is meant to include parental input and reflect community ideas on how best to serve each of the three high-need student populations, Merced residents say their voices have traditionally been ignored.

Changing Merced via Collaborative Partnerships

June 21, 2016 / By
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The status quo in Merced is under threat, and some of those in power clearly don’t like it. Our leaders need to accept responsibility and help all Merced communities rise instead of offering false, or at best, misinformed opinions specifically intended to question the purpose and approaches of our work. Let’s be clear: they disagree with the tactics because they are afraid of the outcomes.

‘My Health Shouldn’t Have a Price Tag’ — DACA Youth Turned Away From Medi-Cal

September 28, 2015 / By
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Photo courtesy of the Fernandez family.  Story by Miguel Bibanco for The kNOw Youth Media. FRESNO, Calif.

Lessons Learned From a Box of Raisins

August 31, 2015 / By
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At that instant I realized that I have the greatest and most hard-working mom in the universe. Even though she is always tired for her work, she keeps going because she wants to give my sisters and me a better life, and we do not see that. We constantly ask her for money as if it grows on trees, and she gives it to us without complaining.