Many JacketFlap members have reached out to me wanting to get involved with helping the victims of Harvey and Irma.
Below are a few ways to get involved!
Make sure it is a real charity. The Salvation Army is accepting donations. Call 800-SAL-ARMY to see how you can help. Check Charity Watch https://www.charitywatch.org/home and GiveWell http://www.givewell.org to make sure the charities you are donating to are legitimate. Unfortunately, during hard times, greedy people take advantage of people in need.
Red Cross is the best place to donate blood. To find a local blood drive go to http://www.redcross.org/give-blood
Help Foster a Pet! Reach out to Austin Pets Alive https://www.austinpetsalive.org/hurricane-harvey-evacuations/
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
There is a school board election happening next Tuesday in Los Angeles on May 16th.
We are expecting only 1% of LA to come out and vote! If ever there was a time to jump in and get involved, it is now. If you can vote - do so!
Kids can't vote, but you can!
"Don't expect to see a change if you don't make one."
Friday, October 14, 2016
California’s future depends on the quality of our public education system – a system that is not effectively serving most children in California.
Education policy is driven by decisions made in Sacramento and in local school districts, while parents – the most important and best advocates for kids – historically have not had a meaningful voice in the process.
Speak UP is an organization founded by parents who want to change that dynamic and improve public education in California. Our strategy is to engage our parent partners around the issues that are important to them – starting at the most local level – and bring them together to build a larger community of advocates.
When parents understand the decision-making process and recognize that systemic change is within their power, they will raise their collective voice as advocates and voters. Working as a community, we will drive the necessary policy changes to promote high-quality public education for all California children. Speak UP will build an enduring organization that will have a lasting impact on electoral results and legislation.
The mission of Speak UP is to engage, educate and activate parents and community members to advocate for excellent, equitable public education at their children’s schools, in their communities, with elected representatives and at the ballot box.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
My amazing friend Meredith Alexander has a program called Milk + Bookies! Go to http://www.milkandbookies.org/ and see how you can get involved with this incredible organization!
Leaders + Readers
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
1) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
2) And Tango Makes Three, Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
3) The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
4) It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
5) The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky