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School Spending Reviewed in 4 Cities

Parents, Students, Community Partners and Public Advocates Keep a Close Eye on School Spending

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Community Call for Affordable Housing!

The fight for affordable housing along the shores of Oakland's Lake Merritt takes off

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Transportation Justice

Ensuring economic opportunity in urban areas through access to affordable and reliable transit services

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Meeting the Promise of Education Reform

How to make sure low-income, English learners and foster kids get the school services they need

Oversight of Private Postsecondary Schools

Improving the quality of California's postsecondary education through stronger oversight and better consumer information.

6 Wins Network

Representing low-income communities and engaging in decisions on how to spend massive amounts of money and locate new development that will remake the Bay Area for generations to come.

California's New School Finance Law: Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

Governor Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), adopted as part of his 2013-14 proposed budget, is a significant and historic shift toward a simpler, more rational and equitable school finance system.

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Jamienne S. Studley
“My notions of justice were formed at the dinner table, especially occasions with my grandparents, Polish and...

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Make a Splash for Social Justice

Join Public Advocates’ Splash for Social Justice giving challenge for this year’s #GivingTuesday on December 1


November 18, 2015

Join Public Advocates’ Splash for Social Justice giving challenge for this year’s #GivingTuesday on December 1.

October 28, 2015

Imagine discovering a distant relative that you never knew existed. Now imagine that the relative was an organization, not an individual. That’s how President & CEO Guillermo Mayer felt when Dimitri Holtzman walked through our doors.

October 27, 2015

Earlier this month Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill, AB 573, which would have given desperately needed legal aid to the students who attended one of the Heald, WyoTech, and Everest campuses owned by the for-profit Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

October 20, 2015

Anne Bellows recently returned to the Bay Area to join Public Advocates as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. This Public Advocates Pillar has a passion for housing justice and values strengthening community power by working with community groups and coalitions.

September 23, 2015

President and CEO Guillermo Mayer was invited by the Latino Community Foundation to speak to a group of their grantees about why Latino non-profits should engage in advocacy.

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November 25, 2015
Director & staff pledge: if we make our fundraising goal we’re jumpin’ in the Bay!
November 23, 2015
John Affeldt has a thought for the school district staff and the board members characterizing the process for developing Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs) as “tedious” and “cumbersome.” Quit your belly-aching!
November 20, 2015
Report by Ana Tintocolis of KQED-FM's The California Report on school districts facing calls for more transparency on new spending under California's education finance reform law known as the Local Control Funding Formula.
November 19, 2015
Article about a call by Oakland Community Investment Alliance for a rally on outside Oakland City Hall to call for the city to immediately implement the highest economically feasible impact fee to fund affordable housing.
November 17, 2015
The poll released today affirms that voters understand what the Brown Administration thus far has not—that the State itself has an overarching duty to maintain the quality of its teaching force.