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Action Plan, Program
RE-IMAGINING OUR SCHOOLS
Re-Imagining Our Schools is a five-year partnership with the Azusa Unified School District designed to build the district’s capacity to deliver conflict resolution education, support peer mediation programs and employ restorative justice conferences to the district’s nearly 8,000 students. The effort is part of Azusa’s effort to reshape the role of local police on and off school campuses. WJC and AUSD will study the impact of these efforts on attendance, dropout rates, academic performance, and student leadership development.
LA VS. HATE
LA vs. Hate is a parallel partnership with LA County Human Relations Commission’s Community Schools Initiative to bring what WJC learns in Azusa to schools throughout the County, including in Baldwin Park, Little Rock, Lynwood, Montebello and Norwalk-La Mirada.
School Tools is an open online portal for CRE curriculum designed by WJC staff, volunteers and community partners. School Tools is accessed by nearly 50,000 unique users annually from more than 100 countries worldwide.