Voting Advocacy @ The RAVEN Project

For my advocacy project, I decided to reach out to (often) disenfranchised voters. The RAVEN Project is a Drop-In center and Outreach program that serves homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 10-21. The RAVEN Project offers food, showers, survival supplies, clean clothes, laundry, resource referrals and mail. One of the many difficulties that at risk youth face is… Continue reading Voting Advocacy @ The RAVEN Project Continue reading


As my last blog post, I wanted to share a site that I always find to be useful and informative. The NAEYC official site provides so much information in all areas of child development. I provided the direct link to the policy portion of the site below, but there is also so much more to […] Continue reading

Policy Post: AB-1567 Before and after school programs: enrollment: fees: homeless and foster youth: snacks or meals.

This bill was first enacted in 2002, titled After School Education and Safety Program act of 2002.  Some background information is that the above act was designed to establish after and before school programs to pupils in k-9, at public, middle, junior high, and charter schools. The act was originally designed to give priority enrollment in […] Continue reading

Policy Post: AB-1644 School-based early mental health intervention and prevention services

This Bill is active and currently pending in the senate and has been passed in the assembly. This existing law, the School-Based Early Mental Health Intervention and Prevention Services for Children Act of 1991. It currently authorizes the Director of Health Care Services, as well as the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Together, their goal is […] Continue reading