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ADVOCATE to make your voice heard. 

Below are advocacy actions generated by community caucuses during the Choosing Equity Series. Progress on each action is described.

The following list is not all-inclusive – we want to hear your ideas!

 

Advocate for more teachers of color.
Support teachers and teachers’ assistants of color.

This idea was contributed by a caucus of People of Color on May 16, 2018

HAppening

  • The Asheville City Schools Foundation is awarding support though Professional Development Awards-
    Learn more.

  • The Asheville City Schools Foundation’s Student Advocacy Program supports our most vulnerable middle school students.

DReaming

  • Our community comes together to support current educators of color and advocate for intentional recruitment strategies

  • Share Your Ideas!


Increase representation of children of color in SILSA.

This idea was contributed by a caucus of People of Color on May 16, 2018

Dreaming

  • SILSA demographics are reflective of the greater Asheville Community

  • Share Your Ideas!


Advocate for more diverse curriculum and pre-colonial history.

This idea was contributed by a caucus of People of Color on May 16, 2018

Happening

  • The Asheville City Schools Foundation is granting funds to retell local history at Asheville Middle School.


Increase the representation of children of color
in AP and Honors classes.

This idea was contributed by Asheville City Schools students on May 16, 2018

planning

  • After-school Academy is renewed to provide academic supports to students

Dreaming

  • AP/Honors classes have equal or overrepresentation of students of color

  • Student Advocacy program is expanded to serve high schools students

  • Share Your Ideas!


Diversify student leadership opportunities.

This idea was contributed by Asheville City Schools students on May 16, 2018


Advocate for de-tracking and integrate
AIG students into classrooms.

This idea was contributed by a caucus of Parents with Privilege on May 16, 2018

HAPPENING


Make Asheville City Schools safe for undocumented students.

This idea was contributed by a caucus of Community Members on May 16, 2018