Student Advisory Board

Project Overview

 

The Los Angeles Urban League is one of 92 affiliates of the National Urban League (NUL). Currently, the NUL is putting into action a new phase of civil rights and social justice advocacy and activism, the 3 D’s—Defend Democracy, Demand Diversity, and Defeat Poverty. The students will participate in advocacy and community-building sessions focusing on political education to advocate for policy changes that increase support and investments for Black students in L.A.U.S.D.

The culmination of the student advisory board will lead to students providing a report to the L.A.U.S.D superintendent.

 

Project Objectives

  • Advance Black student success.
  • Provide educational modifications and accommodations that’ll benefit students.
  • Promotion of lifelong learning and skill development.
  • The elimination of educational disparities.
    Improvement of quality of education and classroom experience.
  • Inclusivity and diversity in the classroom.
    Learn how to work with legislators to make changes to laws or policies that pertain to education.

Framework

Today’s Changemakers: Elevating Los Angeles Youth Leaders

Uplifting today’s student leaders by providing them with the resources, knowledge, and exposure to create changes for their generation and future generations.

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Project Team and Roles

Maiesha Kif
Community Relations Manager
Advocacy Lead

 

Nina Torres
Senior Manager of Education Programs
Education Lead

 

The Los Angeles Urban League is one of 92 affiliates of the National Urban League (NUL). Currently, the NUL is putting into action a new phase of civil rights and social justice advocacy and activism, the 3 D’s—Defend Democracy, Demand Diversity, and Defeat Poverty. The “D3” campaign elevates and enhances our organization’s historical commitment to employment, education, housing, healthcare, and equitable justice in the face of renewed threats. The D3 campaign will target voter suppression, the “anti-woke” backlash against racial justice, and the persistent structural barriers to economic opportunities, bending the moral arc of the universe back toward justice.

Combat and overturn racially targeted voter suppression tactics such as gerrymandering, strict voter ID laws, the shuttering of polling places in predominantly minority neighborhoods, limits on early voting, and reckless purging of voter rolls.

Overcome the white supremacist “anti-woke” backlash to diversity, equity, and inclusion policies in employment and education, access to housing and healthcare, and the criminal justice system.

Dismantle the structural and institutional barriers to financial services, social safety net programs, quality educational resources, and other economic opportunities.