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Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships

Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships

In Support of Common Issues in Public Education


In Support of Common Issues in Public Education

Undocumented Educator Realizes Her Dream to Teach With DACA
In May of 2012, undocumented student Maria Dominguez didn’t know what her next step would be. Today, Maria Dominguez is a bilingual elementary school teacher and a leader in her union

Bullying Prevention

Every student – regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status – has the right to a free public education from kindergarten through the twelfth grade, including the right to be free from bullying or harassment that interferes with the right to an education. NEA and MALDEF provides answers to commonly asked questions on the rights of persons who experience bullying or harassment, and what can be done to address the prob­lem. After reading through these FAQs, if you would like to reach out to MALDEF about an incident that is not being addressed at your school, please email us at schoolbullying@maldef.org.

 

Know Your Rights

MALDEF has prepared an Immigrants’ Rights Frequently Asked Questions for Students, Educators and Social Service Providers that includes how to report a situation that may be potential for litigation:

United We Dream offers tools and resources for its affiliates and supporters, to help with your advocacy and direct service work. Know the 5 Important Things You Need To Know About DACA During a Trump Presidency. Download your Deportation Defense Card at Protect Yourself and Your Family from Immigration Raids.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Resources: We've compiled and answered these FAQs for students, educators and social service providers. Please direct friends and families here for resources! 

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Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships Grant:

The NEA-Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships (MCOP) grants are intended to assist local affiliates identify, engage, and mobilize minority community organizations and community leaders of color around increasing student achievement, engaging members who have participated in leadership trainings, and creating union roles to build capacity to engage community partners.


About Us

Every child deserves a quality education—regardless of race or ethnicity. Yet despite gains in recent years, significant gaps in academic achievement and opportunity remain for many racial and ethnic groups. NEA is working with partners and allies for:

  • Adequate and equitable school funding

  • Smaller classes

  • Increased teacher diversity and salaries

  • Improved curricula

  • Better programs for English language learners

  • Enhanced parental involvement

  • NEA and communities are working to ensure great public schools for every child.

Through Minority Community Outreach, NEA aspires to:

  • Strengthen relationships with current partners representing ethnic minority communities, and initiate new partnerships and/or projects around education and other issues of mutual interest.

  • Establish partnerships with ethnic minority communities to develop strategies to close the gaps in student achievement.

  • Develop and implement, in collaboration with community partners, an education campaign to challenge attacks on public education such as vouchers, privatization, and tuition tax credits.


Social Justice and Education Articles



Learn more about the work of educator activists in the fight for racial, social and economic justice in public education:


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Brochure: Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships (PDF)

Brochure en espanol: Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships (PDF)


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