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Schools Not Prisons makes a powerful stop in Merced

Posted July 25, 2017 by Hannah Esqueda

Above: Nearly 300 residents turned out for the #SchoolsNotPrisons event in downtown Merced earlier this month. Families enjoyed food, music and important community discussion on ending the school-to-prison pipeline. (Photo by Kody Stoebig) By Maria Dominguez MERCED, Calif.– On July 8th, the Multi-Cultural Arts Center in downtown Merced saw around 300 people attend in support […]

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Education

Residents staying loud over education, public funding concerns in Merced County

Posted April 18, 2017 by Hannah Esqueda

Updated each year, LCAPs are a requirement of the state of California under its Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The school-funding model offers base-level dollars to school district for every student enrolled and additional money for “high-need” students like low-income and foster youth as well as English-language learners.

While each LCAP is meant to include parental input and reflect community ideas on how best to serve each of the three high-need student populations, Merced residents say their voices have traditionally been ignored.

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Changing Merced via Collaborative Partnerships

Posted June 21, 2016 by Claudia J. Gonzalez

The status quo in Merced is under threat, and some of those in power clearly don’t like it. Our leaders need to accept responsibility and help all Merced communities rise instead of offering false, or at best, misinformed opinions specifically intended to question the purpose and approaches of our work. Let’s be clear: they disagree with the tactics because they are afraid of the outcomes.

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‘My Health Shouldn’t Have a Price Tag’ — DACA Youth Turned Away From Medi-Cal

Posted September 28, 2015 by We'Ced

Photo courtesy of the Fernandez family.  Story by Miguel Bibanco for The kNOw Youth Media. FRESNO, Calif. – Maria Fernandez was three years old when she came to the United States in 1993. As an undocumented immigrant she’s faced a number of struggles, including gaining access to quality medical care. That might have changed after Fernandez […]

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Food

Lessons Learned From a Box of Raisins

Posted August 31, 2015 by We'Ced

At that instant I realized that I have the greatest and most hard-working mom in the universe. Even though she is always tired for her work, she keeps going because she wants to give my sisters and me a better life, and we do not see that. We constantly ask her for money as if it grows on trees, and she gives it to us without complaining.

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