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Category: Community

ACJP Video Profile: Xavier’s Bright Future

Xavier España is 19 years old, and though young, says he has already learned important life lessons that have focused him for his future. He is an Evergreen College student, a parishioner of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and works at his uncle’s auto body repair shop. Xavier is currently entangled in the court system.

“it would be a good idea…if kids work for their lunches”

Sparked by state delegate Ray Canterbury’s (R-West Virginia) suggestion, “it would be a good idea…if kids work for their lunches”, his response to Senate Bill 663, The kNOw gathered youth reactions to what this policy would mean for students and especially those who depend on free school meals.

Don't Be Shady, Help Haiti

Please support students traveling to Haiti this summer to work in partnership with Haitian grassroots organizers. Students will show solidarity in building SOPUDEP school. Don't be shady, help Haiti!

E7S Mural Project with Poesia and Sam Rodriguez

Poesia and Sam Rodriguez, both Bay Area artists, teamed up once again to produce an amazing piece for the E7S Mural Project.

VIDEO: Transforming the Courts Through Family and Community Participation

As ACJP launches a new training series for organizations to impact their local court system, we are releasing this mini-documentary to give a glimpse into the stories, strategies, and triumphs we have witnessed. From a mother freeing her son, to a church creating an ACJP hub, this video shows the early stages of our growth (recorded a year and a half ago.)

Dancing Against San Francisco Bullets

Samoan dances hold history of the islands, passed down for centuries and centuries. Amongst heavy violence in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood, Nise is still passing those stories down through Samoan "siva"(dance) in front of her home, the same place she's witnessed her community/family members killed.

Don’t Blame Hip Hop for Molly, We Got it from the Ravers

The party drug Molly is all over hip hop. But commentator and rap artist Cola says the party drug did not come from hip hop culture, but rather seeped in from the mixing with other genres.

Eulogy for My Father: Domingo S. Armendariz

No one can speak the life of a man better than his son. South County community leader Reymundo Armendariz remembers the storied life of his father "El Mingo" -- a poet, philosopher, and revolutionary -- in this moving tribute. Domingo S. Armendariz left this world the morning of Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Global Youth Service Day at Mount Pleasant High School 4/27/13

Public Allies of Silicon Valley/San Francisco extends an invitation for students to participate in their Global Youth Service Day event at Mt. Pleasant High School. The theme is "Breaking Barriers: Art as a Tool for Resistance."

Packet Schools – My One Hour a Week Classroom

Seventh grade student Semaj recently got transferred to a new school for the rest of the school year. He didn't expect that "school" would mean going just once a week, picking up a packet and returning the following week.
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