ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

How UPAS families led the Pandemic fight against food insecurity

March 25, 2022
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On March 13, 2020, United Parents and Students officials left their offices in Downtown Los Angeles due to the lockdown forced on the city because of the COVID-19 pandemic, expecting to return in two or three weeks to carry out the agenda defined in their most recent assembly just a…

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UPAS receives award

UPAS Celebrates $15M Award for Food Justice in LA County

September 22, 2021
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This summer, as a result of the organizing efforts of United Parents and Students, Green Dot families, and the American Heart Association, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to approve $15M of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding for food security.

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Young Organizers

Green Dot Students and Family Band Together to Push for Ban on Flavored Tobacco

July 21, 2021
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The statistics are staggering: Data shows that more than 80% of kids who have used tobacco started with a flavored product. United Parents and Students (UPAS) is working to change that.

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MATA Bus

Memphis Families Advocate for Public Transportation Improvements

February 24, 2021
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UPAS has deepened their efforts in Memphis, working with community members, local leaders, and Green Dot families to identify and address the factors outside of school boundaries that not only pose barriers to learning, but also inhibit local quality of life.

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United Parents and Students Assembly

See How 1000+ Parents & Students Exercised the Power of Their Collective Voice

February 4, 2021
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More than 1000 parents, students, and community members gathered virtually with public officials for the 7th annual United Parents and Students Assembly.

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