Community organizing supports movement building in our neighborhood and schools. Parents, students, and residents engage in participatory action, analysis, priority setting, relationship building, and tactical strategies to advance an equity platform developed by community, for community. Current key issues include: education, community development, and housing.
Chavez, Arbuckle, Russo , San Antonio, and Lee Mathson parent and youth leaders participate in weekly leadership trainings and planning meetings to address school and district issues facing their students and families. Parents take the lead in identifying the issues and strategizing actions.
House Meeting | Community members (parents and youth) gather at house meetings and in schools in Mayfair to conduct root-cause analysis of our education system and neighborhood issues that impact the school success and advance Mayfair community platform. This past year, families came together to address affordable housing concerns via the Quetzal Gardens project.
Parents and youth in the neighborhood determined the need for a space to do some root-cause analysis together and develop action plans and committees to move the community platform forward. Parents and youth will come together again this year to develop a one-week program that will establish a strong foundation to launch campaigns.
We are a youth group to develop our leadership, take action together, and have fun. We work inside and outside of schools to have voice in decision-making.