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UCLA's Institute for Democracy Education & Access (IDEA)
IDEA is a network of UCLA scholars and students, professionals in schools and public agencies, advocates, community activists, and urban youth. IDEA's mission is to make high quality public schooling and successful college participation routine occurrence in low income neighborhoods of color.

Online Journal of UCLA's IDEA
Teaching to Change LA (TCLA) is an online journal that addresses educational conditions in Los Angeles schools. K-12 students, parents, teachers, guest contributors, and researchers provide the content for the journal, which is published by UCLA/IDEA eight times a year with weekly updates. Journal readers include those who learn and teach in Los Angeles schools, local and state policymakers and legislators, and readers from across the country.

UC ACCORD (All Campus Consortium On Research for Diversity)
UC Accord is an interdisciplinary, multi-campus research center devoted to a more equitable distribution of educational resources and opportunities in California's diverse public schools and universities.

Tia Chuchas / Luis Rodriguez, Author/Activist
Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural is a not-for-profit learning and cultural arts center. “We support and promote the continued growth, development and holistic learning of our community through the many powerful means of the arts. The Centro provides a positive space for people to activate what we all share as human beings: The capacity to create, to imagine and to express ourselves in an effort to improve the quality of life for our community.”

Anti-Oppressive Education
The Center for Anti-Oppressive Education (CAOE) believes, “that the quality of education cannot improve unless we commit to challenging the racism, classism, sexism, and other oppressions that permeate our schools and societies.” Through its projects on research, curriculum, professional development, and local advocacy, CAOE develops and provides innovative resources for educators, leaders, students, and advocates throughout the United States and the world.

Californians for Justice Education Fund
Californians for Justice is a 7 year old statewide grassroots organization working to empower communities that have been pushed to the margins of the political process. “We bring people of color, young people, and poor people together by leading large-scale community education efforts, training a new generation of grassroots civil rights leaders, and mobilizing public support for major public policy change in California.”

Californians for Justice organizes youth and parents on statewide and local campaigns, including last year's successful statewide campaign to oppose and postpone the California High School Exit Exam.

California ACORN
ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation's largest community organization of low and moderate-income families, with over 150,000 member families organized into 700 neighborhood chapters in 51 cities across the country.

“Our priorities include: better housing for first time homebuyers and tenants, living wages for low-wage workers, more investment in our communities from banks and governments, and better public schools. We achieve these goals by building community organizations that have the power to win changes — through direct action, negotiation, legislation, and voter participation.”

Public Advocates
Public Advocates, Inc. is one of the oldest public interest law firms in the nation. It was founded in 1971 to challenge the persistent, underlying causes and effects of poverty and discrimination and to work for the empowerment of the poor and people of color by raising a voice for social justice in government, corporate and other institutions. Today, its current efforts focus on education, health care, telecommunications, employment and insurance redlining. As in its last three decades, Public Advocates is committed to working on issues that are relevant to poor, underrepresented communities.

Advancement Project
Advancement Project is a democracy and justice action group. Using law, public policy and strategic communications, Advancement Project acts in partnership with local communities to advance universal opportunity, equity and access for those left behind in America.

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