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YOUTH JUSTICE COALITION's Fundraiser:

FREE LA Class of 2016

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THE STORY:

These students are graduating from FREE LA High School (Fighting for the Revolution to Educate and Empower Los Angeles) while also helping to support their families, getting up in darkness to get younger brothers and sisters to school, working hard to get off Probation or Parole, and crossing borders with cement walls and razor wire (whether those borders separate parents from children in foster care, incarcerated youth from opportunities outside, or separate families across national boundaries). Some are raising their own children. Some leave school to go to a full-time job at night. 

All came back to high school - some with zero credits - after traditional schools pushed them out, suspended, expelled, arrested and sometimes incarcerated them. Even when teachers, principals, Probation officers, and even some family and friends told them that a high school diploma was not in their future, they dared to believe that it was possible. 

Now they are graduating, and even more important, they are excited about what comes after graduation. But, most impressive, these graduates have accepted that their own progress is not enough. They have helped to lead work to dismantle the school to jail track; challenge gang databases and injunctions; end the use of solitary confinement and  expose the inhumanity of conditions inside juvenile halls, jails and prisons; and to confront police violence. 

We also check back in with Francisco, a member of FREE LA High School's Class of 2015, to see what he's been up to since graduation. 

Take a few minutes to meet these graduates. And, if possible, make a donation to support the future graduates of FREE LA High School.

THANK YOU!

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To This Fundraiser

$380

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kshanti

    $70

  • Peter Joseph Rosenwald

    $15

  • Linda Evans, All of Us or None

    $50

  • l.e.a.p.p. - Learn Everything About the Parole Process (Tyrone & Patricia)

    $50

  • Dan Reis

    $25

  • Michelle Leighton

    $100

  • Gregory Long

    $25

  • Hamdiya Cooks-Abdullah

    $25

  • Armando Tellez

    $20

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19% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $380 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Francisco Martinez

Amount Raised

$135

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Dania Damian

Amount Raised

$125

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YOUTH JUSTICE COALITION

Amount Raised

$75

 

4% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Josephine Lopez

Amount Raised

$25

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Andrew Sanchez

Amount Raised

$20

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Jocelyn Partida

Amount Raised

$0

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Kevin Bracamontes

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$0

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Bonnie Herrarte

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Donor Comments

Armando Tellez

Armando Tellez

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Hamdiya Cooks-Abdullah

Hamdiya Cooks-Abdullah

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Gregory Long

Gregory Long

DONATION: $25

Congrats. I am a graduate of Azusa class of 1979. 1 year ago

Michelle Leighton

Michelle Leighton

DONATION: $100

You make a difference! 1 year ago

Dan Reis

Dan Reis

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

l.e.a.p.p. - Learn Everything About the Parole Process (Tyrone & Patricia)

l.e.a.p.p. - Learn Everything About the Parole Process (Tyrone & Patricia)

DONATION: $50

Congratulations! Keep up the GREAT work! Hard work truly pays off. We're proud of you. Now go easy on Tyrone on the court during the basketball games! 1 year ago

Linda Evans, All of Us or None

Linda Evans, All of Us or None

DONATION: $50

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you who graduated from the Free LA High School -- and to the current class as well. Thanks for all your tireless work at Youth Justice Coalition, and your leadership of our movement of formerly-incarcerated people. All of you at YJC are an inspiration to me. 1 year ago

Peter Joseph Rosenwald

Peter Joseph Rosenwald

DONATION: $15

In honor of Sharon Anne Cotrell sharoncotrell@gmail.com 1 year ago

Kshanti

Kshanti

DONATION: $70

$10 for each graduate -- Jocelyn. Kevin. Dania. Bonnie. Josephine. Andrew. Francisco. I just wish I had more to give! Peace and light and freedom from suffering to all of you! Love, Kshanti 1 year ago