A+ Advocacy: Advancing Ed Policy With Community Coalitions


How did a grassroots coalition in Arizona successfully persuade voters and politicians to provide in-state tuition and financial aid for over 65,000 undocumented students so they could attend college? Through creativity, deep compassion, and collaboration. Learn how this community of teens, neighbors, organizers, and others orchestrated a multifaceted campaign that helped pass Proposition 308. By the end of this session, you'll be inspired and equipped with practical ways to drive positive change in partnership with students from marginalized communities.

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  1. Attendees will understand how coalition building can lead to meaningful change.
  2. Attendees will see the value in coalition building and will learn practical ways to apply this in their communities.
  3. Attendees will see students in their community as leaders and decision-makers.



Faviola Leyva, Video Producer, Teach For America

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  • Tags: affordability, student voice
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Policy & Civic Engagement
  • Session Focus Area Higher Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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