Organizing is the road toward prosperity, says United Parents and Students

September 15, 2022

Broad-based Organizing is the best way to fight inequality and improve conditions in our communities, according to United Parents and Students executive director Larry Fondation. In materials prepared by Fondation, he outlines how communities should work together identifying the issues that affect them directly, such as crime, food deserts, low…

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UPAS graduates new leaders as part of the YOI program

September 8, 2022
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The Youth Organizing Institute (YOI) of United Parents and Students graduated 14 students this past Summer in California and Tennessee as part of their program to empower them as leaders of their communities. The YOI program has been active for the past six years, and the 2022 graduation ceremony was…

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How UPAS families led the Pandemic fight against food insecurity

March 25, 2022

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

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

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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