Alianza recently enlisted the help of Advancement Project California to better understand the outcomes and future direction of two long-term programs: a parent-led campaign to expand the use of restorative justice in local schools and youth leadership development through our Youth Organizing Council.
Restorative Justice and Parent Organizing
Alianza and Advancement Project California conducted a case study focusing on Alianza’s efforts to transform the school climate of the Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) through the parent-led Restorative Justice Campaign. The study highlights the successes of Alianza’s leadership development model by shedding light on how the campaign changed systems, improved the relationship between parents and district officials, and led to personal transformations for parent leaders.
Youth Leadership Development
Alianza and Advancement Project California conducted a case study to document the impact of Alianza’s Youth Organizing Council, commonly referred to as YO-C (pronounced yo-say as in Spanish for “I know”). YO-C is one of the only youth organizing and leadership development programs in the Coachella Valley region and is part of Alianza’s broader mission to transform the socio-economic conditions of communities of color within the region.