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~Tameeka Bennett, Executive Director, Youth United for Community Action
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From waging battles for affordable housing throughout the Bay Area to winning increased opportunities for a quality education in the courts, Public Advocates stays in the news. Here’s the latest.

Regional Agencies Commit to Addressing Bay Area Housing Crisis through Regional Action Plan

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release July 27, 2017   CONTACT: Isabel Alegría, 510- 541-5428,  ialegria@publicadvocates.org or David Zisser, 415-828-8722, dzisser@publicadvocates.org   Regional Agencies Commit to Addressing Bay Area [...]

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Charter school’s demise prompts debate about strengthening oversight

EdSource’s George White reports on efforts to advance approaches to combat financial fraud, waste and mismanagement in California’s charter schools. From the article… “The scale of the alleged misappropriation of funds at Tri-Valley is raising larger issues about how to ensure that public money for charter schools is not misspent. In its 2015 report, “Risking Public [...]

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Our Work

We challenge the systemic causes of poverty and racial discrimination by strengthening community voices in public policy and achieving tangible legal victories advancing education, housing and transit equity.

Quality Education & Financing

Striving to ensure children receive a quality education that will prepare them for college, careers and the future.

Housing
Justice

Advancing the right of families to live in communities jobs, schools and city services regardless of ethnicity or income.

Transportation
Justice

Meeting the needs of low-income communities by fighting for more public transit and reduced or free fares for youth.

Climate
Justice

Targeting the needs of low-income communities; advancing  social equity through investments and opportunities.

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