November 26, 2019

CA Academic Senate passes resolution to include juvenile justice-involved youth in equity plans

Last week, the California Community College State Academic Senate Committee passed a resolution to include youth with juvenile justice involvement in the state’s list of designated populations to be served by community college equity funds. This change means that the Academic Senate Committee supports community colleges including juvenile justice involved youth in their equity plans and using equity fund resources to help these youth succeed in college. Now, the resolution will move to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office for a decision there and then California law will need to be amended to formalize this change. Thank you so much to our partners at Project Change for their tireless advocacy and for officially presenting the request. We are proud to be part of this incredible movement to ensure all of our state’s young people have the supports needed to achieve their highest educational goals!

Click here to watch a video from the meeting.

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