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  • Massachusetts Leadership Academy | Page 2 | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    famous Robert Gould Shaw Monument and march around the block to the DHCD office 100 advocacy Featured Resources Uncategorized Taxes for Transportation Human Services Chopped Liver by admin on Nov 25 2012 No Comments News Nearly six years after a bipartisan commission sounded the alarm about a transportation system in a crisis so severe that it carried a shortfall of nearly 1 billion a year Governor Deval Patrick will ask lawmakers to solve the problem with a plan that includes higher taxes Comment Are we serious about fulling funding advocacy Featured A Found Poem to Read to Your Children After Thanksgiving by admin on Nov 22 2012 No Comments THE CHILDREN AND I NEED SHELTER LAST NIGHT WE SLEPT IN A CAR Massachusetts found poem Where were you sleeping before you slept in the car How many nights have you spent in the car Were your children with you Do you own the car Do you have the keys to the car advocacy Featured Uncategorized Dance the Aadvo cats 2 Step for the Homeless on Black Friday by admin on Nov 20 2012 No Comments You remember Tommy Finneran He was forever complaining about the aadvo cats two step that started off by lobbying to create new public programs that helped our poor elderly and disabled clients get health care affordable safe housing job training and placement nutritious food and warm clothing for their families and then and THEN taking education reform Featured Resources New Coalition We Need Quality Schools in Every Boston Neighborhood by admin on Oct 17 2012 No Comments All parents can agree that they want their children to attend quality schools But while there is strong sentiment by some for neighborhood schools many neighborhoods do not have access to quality schools Parents and community leaders have

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  • change-50-reasons – Copy | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    advancement of social economic and racial justice Mission History Trainings Resource Library About Mission History Staff Did you hear Trainings Upcoming Events Monthly Samplings Leadership Programs Case Studies Campaigns Partners Resource Library Publications Videos change 50 reasons Copy by admin

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  • advocacy | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    being led by The Asperger s Association of New England AANE and they have taken the lead in drafting and promoting two bills to implement the highest priority recommendations of the advocacy domestic workers Featured Uncategorized Refocusing Our Lens Domestic Workers Rights Are a Neglected Feminist Issue by admin on Jan 20 2013 No Comments Fom RH Reality Check Domestic Workers Rights The attention gap for this issue is particularly unfortunate in light of how hard domestic workers are toiling not just in their jobs but also to advocate for themselves The successful campaign for a New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights which passed in 2010 and the campaign in California which advocacy Uncategorized And Then We March by admin on Nov 28 2012 No Comments A Call to Action from our friends at Rosie s place Let s take it to the streets On Wednesday December 12 at 12 00 noon we will gather at the closed gate of the Massachusetts State House right across from the famous Robert Gould Shaw Monument and march around the block to the DHCD office 100 advocacy Featured Resources Uncategorized Taxes for Transportation Human Services Chopped Liver by admin on Nov 25 2012 No Comments News Nearly six years after a bipartisan commission sounded the alarm about a transportation system in a crisis so severe that it carried a shortfall of nearly 1 billion a year Governor Deval Patrick will ask lawmakers to solve the problem with a plan that includes higher taxes Comment Are we serious about fulling funding advocacy Featured Uncategorized Dance the Aadvo cats 2 Step for the Homeless on Black Friday by admin on Nov 20 2012 No Comments You remember Tommy Finneran He was forever complaining about the aadvo cats two step that started off by lobbying

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  • capacity building | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    you hear Trainings Upcoming Events Monthly Samplings Leadership Programs Case Studies Campaigns Partners Resource Library Publications Videos Posts tagged capacity building Featured Resources Trainings Uncategorized Organizing for Change Reorganizing Your Internal Resources by admin on Oct 15 2012 No Comments I bet you can think of 10 MORE reasons why your organization might not want to spend the time and energy to reorganize you existing resources in order plan and

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  • policy change | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    Oct 17 2012 No Comments All parents can agree that they want their children to attend quality schools But while there is strong sentiment by some for neighborhood schools many neighborhoods do not have access to quality schools Parents and community leaders have asked for Boston education officials to focus on improving quality Will Boston finally respond to parents demands Featured Resources Trainings Uncategorized Organizing for Change Reorganizing Your Internal

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  • New Coalition: We Need Quality Schools in Every Boston Neighborhood | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    that they want their children to attend quality schools But while there is strong sentiment by some for neighborhood schools many neighborhoods do not have access to quality schools Parents and community leaders have asked for Boston education officials to focus on improving quality Will Boston finally respond to parents demands or will the city devise a plan that increases inequities and limits diversity These are critical questions in the student assignment debate in Boston and a coalition of advocacy civil rights and social justice organizations as well as parents have come together to put them on the table The group is calling themselves the Community Coalition for Excellence Equity and Engagement and includes participation from the Black Educators Alliance of Massachusetts the Boston Busing Desegregation Project the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Massachusetts Advocates for Children the NAACP Oiste QUEST Quality for Every Student and the Union of Minority Neighborhoods The Community Coalition for Excellence Equity and Engagement is calling for policymakers to slow down this process and redirect energies to developing a plan that will improve school quality across the city This is the heart of the matter because currently there are not enough quality schools to go around A recent analysis of the city s proposed student assignment plans done by Harvard s School of Education shows that as assignment zones shrink in size choice is limited and inequities increase This is especially true for communities of color with a concentration of poverty So the question is Will Boston go back to neighborhood schools which would still be unequal increase the number of zones which would further limit access to high quality schools or will Boston move forward to ensuring that all students have a fair and substantive opportunity to learn This is a very complex issue

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  • education reform | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    you hear Trainings Upcoming Events Monthly Samplings Leadership Programs Case Studies Campaigns Partners Resource Library Publications Videos education reform education reform Featured Resources New Coalition We Need Quality Schools in Every Boston Neighborhood by admin on Oct 17 2012 No Comments All parents can agree that they want their children to attend quality schools But while there is strong sentiment by some for neighborhood schools many neighborhoods do not have

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  • Speak Up to Protect Children Experiencing Homelessness: Participate in Public Hearings in Springfield and Boston! | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    children from emergency shelter unless they first sleep in a place not meant for human habitation Families are being left with no safe place to stay as a result of this restrictive policy AcrossMassachusetts families are sleeping in cars vans parks outdoor porches and other unsafe places Others are turning up in emergency rooms in unprecedented numbers burdening our already overwhelmed health care system The Patrick Murray Administration does not think most of these families need shelter from the Emergency Assistance EA program as someone else will take them in But many families that are homeless truly have no one else who can put a roof over their head Others are being taken in by people who do them harm Everyone supports the state s new investments in housing programs like the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program MRVP and the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition RAFT homelessness prevention program But those investments are not sufficient to protect the families with children being denied emergency shelter who have no safe place to sleep tonight Participate in DHCD s Public Hearing Process Join us in Springfield and or Boston to learn what is happening to families experiencing homelessness in Massachusetts and to

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