Provide essential support, legal advocacy, and outreach to school-age children and youth experiencing homelessness in the Inland Empire region of California between Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside.
Alexis is the right person for the project because:
•As a middle school teacher in California for five years, he worked directly with students experiencing homelessness and their families.
•During law school, he supported organizations, including ACLU SoCal, that fight for students’ rights and address educational inequity in California.
•Long term, he aims to be a leader, partner, and ally to the movement working to close the achievement gap for low-income and minority students.
In the first six months, Alexis will:
•Connect with, support, and build coalitions of service providers for children and youth experiencing homelessness.
•Develop public education materials and lead community presentations for students and families.
•Engage directly with schools, school districts, and county offices of education.
•Develop advocacy plan based on direct engagement work and analysis of districts’ Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs).