UPAS Parents March

Parent Leaders Foster Change For Their Communities

January 22, 2019
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This fall, United Parents and Students (UPAS) hosted thousands of local parents, students, and community members at the the fifth annual United Parents and Students assembly, Forward SoCal, at USC’s Bovard Auditorium. Since the assembly, UPAS leaders have obtained significant commitments from city council members and elected officials.

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Parent Power: How Hundreds of Families are Changing Their City

November 16, 2018
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Green Dot has always believed in the power of families and students to self-advocate for the kind of community revitalization they need.

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Families Advocate for Better Food Quality in our Communities

August 8, 2018
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“For far too long having fast food restaurants on every corner has taken a toll on the health of our communities,” said Keisha Mitchell, a United Parents & Students leader. In many underserved neighborhoods there is a higher likelihood of residents finding multiple fast food chains than wholesome grocery stores.

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Locke Hosts the Fourth Annual Community Appreciation Day

April 30, 2018

Green Dot works to help parents realize their power and address the factors outside school boundaries that not only pose barriers to learning, but also inhibit local quality of life. This month Locke hosted its annual Community Appreciation Day, where hundreds of families, community members and local leaders visited Locke for a day of celebration and education.

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Parents at Excel Help Build the Family Feel

April 2, 2018
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Two Excel Public Charter School parents, Office Coordinator Jessica Youmans and parent volunteer Jessica Berglund, share their experience with sending their students to a school that feels like a family.

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