Watch this video to see SCYEA Graduation speaker Tylo White share why her experiences at SCYEA have shaped who she is today.
On Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, Community Coalition celebrated the achievements of our latest graduating class of South Central Youth Empowered thru Action (SCYEA) seniors.
Community Coalition won $1000 from the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program in June 2011 after submitting this video featuring SCYEA youth Josh Hamm.
At Community Coalition's "Raise Your Voice" youth action conference, South L.A. youth break-down the players in the L.A. education reform movement. While the U.S. Department of Education works to decide how to spend $4+ billion to support education reform, these groups too often are pointing fingers instead of working together. In the middle of all the debate, the role of students and parents gets lost. Thank you to the Focus Global Drive program for your contributions to make this event possible!
n December 2009, LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines Announced that Fremont High School in South LA would undergo a process of restructuring. This video tells the story of one group of students -- members of Community Coalition's youth program, South Central Youth Empowered thru Action (SCYEA) -- and how they used they used this change at their school as an opportunity to have their voices heard!
On Feb 10, 2011, Community Coalition lost one of our most promising youth leaders in a tragic car accident. As a senior at Dorsey High School, Taylor Griffin-Galloway was on the cusp of fulfilling her dreams of attending college and one day becoming a lawyer to fight against the injustices she saw in her community. She had already been accepted to several schools including Tulane University and Cal State Northridge. But she dreamed of attending a historic black college and was waiting to hear back from Howard University and Spellman College in Atlanta.
Community Coalition youth member, Ulysses, shares what he would like to tell the Dept of Education at the DOE National Youth Listening Tour in Los Angeles.
Community Coalition youth member shares what she wants to tell the Dept of Education at the National Youth Listening Tour in Los Angeles.
On June 21, 2010 LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines came to South LA to meet with parents and students who presented three proposals to improve Fremont High School. Cortines delivered a big victory to community by committing to three proposals presented by students and parents: 1. Comprehensive Mental Wellness Programs 2. Health Career Academy and 3. Drop-out Prevention and Intervention Program.
At the end of a community forum hosted by Community Coalition, CoCo Youth Director, Siris Barrios, summarizes some of the areas identified by participants where resources are needed to support student success at the historically failing Fremont High School. Over 100 students, parents, alumni and teachers attended the forum on April 8, 2010. Fremont High was recently picked by LAUSD superintendent, Ray Cortines, for reconstruction. Community Coalition is committed to insuring that the community voice is part of the process in planning the Future of Fremont.