Last updated August 24, 2016.
In May at the Data Equity Walk event, we promised you — our community — that we’d follow-up with action planning to address the realities faced by Black students and families in West Contra Costa, and to expand opportunities for all of our Black youth.
On Thursday, August 18, alongside 90+ family members, educators, district leaders, and advocates, we came together to move forward in action. On behalf of our staff and Leadership Council, we’re grateful for the opportunity to have heard from so many community members at the Action Planning Kickoff, including:
- 17 WCC educators (teachers, counselors, school psychologists, social workers)
- 15 family members with children in WCC schools
- 4 GO WCC Leadership Council members
- 3 current WCCUSD school board members
- 2 WCCUSD school board candidates
- 2 Contra Costa County school board candidates
- 1 new WCCUSD superintendent
- 1 West Contra Costa teachers’ union president
Click here for our presentation from the Black Minds Matter Action Planning Kickoff.
Watch our video about the Action Planning Kickoff.
Because of our community’s collective leadership — resulting in nearly 500 sticky notes filled with valuable questions, wonderings, and solutions for students — the Strategy Team (that begins collaborating on Thursday, August 25) has a rich set of data points and perspectives to use in developing the chosen campaign’s goals and agenda.
Moving forward, we will provide you with ongoing updates on:
- CAMPAIGN PROGRESS: Updates on the Strategy Team’s planning and action steps.
- WAYS TO GET INVOLVED: Opportunities to bring your time, perspective, and network to strengthen community advocacy and outreach efforts.
If you know other families or educators who’d be interested in plugging in, please share the news and ask them to sign up to receive updates, too.
Together, we can make a difference for our kids. Thank you for joining our efforts to help expand opportunity for Black students in West Contra Costa.