Members of Padres y Jovenes Unidos are taking part this week in the 2014 A Gathering of Leaders conference in Oakland, CA.
The annual conference, which strives to unite social justice leaders from across the country in a movement to give all boys and men of color greater opportunity, hosted several speakers including one of our very own -- Jhovani Becerra.
To listen to Jhovani and other leaders speak, click on the link below.
By CBS4 on June 6,2014
DENVER – Some angry parents spoke out in a rally on Thursday, saying Denver Public Schools has ignored its southwest region and allowed schools there fail.
The group, which included members of Padres & Jovenes Unidos and Stand For Children, rallied outside DPS headquarters.
Southwest Denver parents and students rallied outside Denver Public Schools' headquarters Thursday night demanding better schools.
By Monique Collins of Chalkbeat Colorado on June 6, 2014
Denver parents and students rallied for better schools outside the city’s school district’s headquarters June 5.
The protest, the latest move in a campaign by education reform organizations to draw attention to the city’s southwest schools, follows an April report addressing poor student achievement in the area’s 42 schools.
Members from organizations Stand for Children and Padres y Jóvenes Unidos, and other community members held copies of the report up, yelling, “Ya basta,” Spanish for “enough is enough,” during the rally. Children wore homemade graduation caps to represent their desire to attend college.
By Bryce Wilson Stucki of American Prospect on June 10, 2014
A new approach to discipline seeks to keep kids in school and, ultimately, out of prison. In one high school, the number of serious incidents of misbehavior plummeted 60 percent, after the start of a "restorative justice" program.