At Maya Angelou community school, a public high school that we fought to win, we are organizing to implement a set of important community-based policies, including a strong restorative justice discipline program. We continue to organize with parents and teachers, as well as neighbors around the school, to make sure our children are getting a strong, quality education. We are also organizing with our Reclaim Our Schools Coalition to stop the forces of school privatization and improve access to a quality education for all of our children. ROSLA is fighting to increase spending to $20K per student in LA County, divestment from school policing to end the criminalization of Black and Brown pupils, increase teacher pay, and for the cancellation of rent and mortgages. In 2022, our coalition stopped the shutdown of one of south LA’s oldest schools, Trinity Elementary, and we continue fighting to keep Trinity a Community School and end its co-location with a charter. We successfully stopped the co-location of another school, 28th Street Elementary. In early 2023, ACCE leaders marched on the picket line with UTLA and SEIU during a three-day strike of teachers and school workers, the largest school strike in history. In a huge victory and after a year of negotiations for the Beyond Recovery platform developed by UTLA members, parents and community allies including ACCE, the unions won all of their demands in their contract with LAUSD, including protections for housing insecure students. Throughout the COVID-19 emergency and now, our coalition is advocating for a racially just and equitable recovery that ensures all LAUSD students learn in a safe, healthy environment.