After nearly five years of brutal economic decline, government retrenchment and a widespread loss of confidence in its future, California is showing the first signs of a rebound. There is evidence of job growth, economic stability, a resurgent housing market and rising spirits in a state that was among the worst hit by the recession. [...]
Category Archive: 'Schools and Communities'
The people of California voted to tax themselves to fund public education by passing Proposition 30 on November 6, 2012. That is great news. But Prop 30 only prevents $6 billion in further cuts to a public education system that is destitute. Quality education, including physical education, for all requires proper funding to place public [...]
SoCal > Departures > Land of Sunshine > Green Justice > Yes on 30, Yes on 38, For the Sake of the Children and Their Education by Robert Garcia I was lucky to grow up in the golden era of education in California. As a result, I have had the good fortune to benefit from great teachers. On November 6, voters have the [...]
Mary Jo Sariscsany is the President of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), a non-profit professional membership association that sets the standard for best practices in quality physical education and sport. NASPE is the largest of the five national associations that make up the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). The Los [...]
Town Hall Meeting on State Propositions 30 & 38 – October 18, 2012 – King Middle School, Los AngelesThursday, October 18th, 2012
Click here for more information about the Town Hall Meeting. Click here for more information about LAUSD’s budget and the financial impacts of the education ballot initiatives. Click here to read about The City Project’s work in LAUSD, including our physical education campaign.
Saturday, October 6 1:45pm-2:30pm Panel Discussion “Latinas/os Legal Executives in Non-Profit Organizations” Robert García, Founding Director & Counsel, The City Project Hector Villagra, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU-SC) Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center (NILC) Silvia Argueta, Executive Director, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) Click here [...]
Three new books include the work of The City Project: Mastering Public Health: Essential Skills for Effective Practice. Oxford University Press. Includes commentary on public health is a social justice imperative by The City Project. Institute of Medicine, Legal Strategies in Childhood Obesity Prevention. Includes presentation on using law to increase physical activity and address [...]
Encuesta Arroja Resultados Casi Unánimes: el 97% de los Votantes Apoyan Actividad Física en EscuelasWednesday, May 30th, 2012
View this post in English. De acuerdo con los hallazgos de la última encuesta realizada por la firma Field y publicada el 4 de abril del 2012, “De manera casi unánime (97 por ciento), los encuestados consideran importante que las escuelas fomenten más actividad física durante las horas de clase. Adicionalmente, tres de cada cuatro [...]
Síga este enlace para ver el mensaje en Español. According to the most recent Field poll released on April 4, 2012, “There is nearly unanimous agreement among voters (97 percent) that it’s important for the schools to be encouraging more physical activity during regular school hours. In addition, three in four (74 percent) think that providing [...]
Clean water compliance and flood control projects should be combined with efforts to improve green access through multipurpose projects. The Santa Clara and Ventura Rivers are ideal for multi-benefit preservation and restoration projects that meet the needs of the people as well as the environment. The Santa Clara River flows 116 miles through Ventura and [...]