Language Justice at Just Communities & Beyond

Tue Jun 15 2021 07:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After looking at our internal practices and individual biases, we invite the community to combat linguistic oppression and exclusive gender binaries by using “e” in Spanish as a way to be mindful of gender in our language as a whole.


Learning Pods at Workzones!

Mon Apr 19 2021 07:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As schools reopened under a hybrid model in March, we were faced with the unprecedented challenge of finding a new location to host the Learning Pods. We are so grateful that Pamela Tanase reached out to Just Communities, who offered a free space for the Learning Pods at Workzones. Through this opportunity, the Learning Pods can continue to operate for families with zero disruption to student learning. Together with educators, families, and community businesses such as Workzones, our efforts have helped boost the morale of students who need an encouraging and safe place to learn. Thank you Workzones and Pamela Tanase.


Welcome Gabrielle!

Fri Mar 26 2021 07:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Gabrielle, also known as Ifademilade Omotola Oosafunmilayo, the sole educator, freelance graphic designer, social media artist, and culture critic behind the platform GFx Studios (@gfx_prints on Instagram). Originally from Orange County, California, Gabrielle completed her undergraduate education at University of California , Santa Barbara. She graduated in 2018 with honors, receiving two degrees: Ecology and Evolution, B.S. and Biological Anthropology, B.A.


To Our Community

Fri Apr 23 2021 07:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This past Wednesday, former officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd. What did it take to get to this point? What is going to change after today’s verdict?


Change Agent Network for Dismantling Oppression!

Fri Apr 02 2021 07:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Change Agent Network for Dismantling Oppression (CAN DO!) is a year-round networking program for Just Communities Youth Leaders! The program is completely youth-run and youth-led and is for youth interested in social justice work. The primary goals of the CAN DO! program are to support youth in creating real and meaningful change for social justice through their ideas and visions; to increase the education and awareness of youth leaders and their peers; and to prepare members to become effective youth and civic leaders and facilitators in their schools, community, and other Just Communities programs.


February 2021: Families for Inclusion, Diversity, & Access

Tue Feb 09 2021 08:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Our Families for Inclusion, Diversity, & Access (FIDA) program empowers a diverse group of parents, guardians, and community members with knowledge about the achievement gap and equips participants with tools and support to become leaders for equity and education.