Recent Projects and Collaborations

We are excited about our current projects and those coming up in the future. We recently conducted a workshop "ORGANIZING FOR JUSTICE: FROM THE INDIVIDUAL TO THE ORGANIZATION TO THE BROADER COMMUNITY" with the Westchester Square Partnership, a South Asian organization that focuses on issues that affect the South Asian community, such as health, through the lens of social justice and PAR. We look forward to building and continuing our relationship with WSPNYC and potential future projects. http://wspnyc.org Invited by the National Coalition For School Diversity, PARCEO ...

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Update on the Documentation and Evaluation Guide and Mini Training

We are looking forward to piloting our Documentation and Evaluation mini-training accompanied by a guide with two parent groups, La Union and Parent Leadership Project. We are expecting to pilot it in January 2013, and will share the guide and  facilitate the mini training with groups that are interested in learning about the Documentation and Evaluation process within a PAR framework.

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SOS Conference – “180 Days Well Spent” Video

This past August, “180 Days Well Spent” video was screened at the SOS conference, where it was well received by educators and activists from across the country. It has been used as a tool to start dialogue and encourage action around education issues, such as high stakes testing and building school communities that are reflective of the larger community. There has been a high volume of requests of the video from educators, to show in their classrooms. We are working on a systematic way of disseminating the video along with a mini guide for educators and community ...

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PARCEO’s work on Evaluation

PARCEO has begun working with community groups on evaluation and documentation. Many groups have been thinking a lot about where to begin with evaluating and documenting their work in a way that truly strengthens the foundation and momentum of their work and reflects their own notions of what “success” means. As a result of these discussions, PARCEO has been working on an evaluation and documentation guide and mini training to help groups think through an evaluation process that is rooted in a commitment to building community leadership and grows out of a participatory ...

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Intifada NYC Video and Discussion Flyer

The Participatory Action Research Center for Education Organizing (PARCEO), in partnership with the Educational Leadership Program at NYU Steinhardt, invites you to: FIVE YEARS LATER: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM COMMUNITIES IN SUPPORT OF THE KHALIL GIBRAN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY’S ORGANIZING EFFORT? Please join us for a screening of Intifada NYC, a video about what happened to the Khalil Gibran International Academy (KGIA), the first Arabic dual language public school in NYC and a discussion following the video with: Debbie Almontaser, educator and founding principal of KGIA ...

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NYC Parents Stand in Solidarity with the Chicago Teachers Union

The Parent Leadership Project (Uptown, NYC) and La Unión (Brooklyn, NYC) stand in solidarity with the Chicago Teachers Union. Like Parents 4 Teachers in Chicago, we know that teachers’ working conditions are our children’s learning conditions. In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been implementing similar reforms to Rahm Emanuel's in Chicago. In both cities, structures of Mayoral Control combined with federal reforms such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top have claimed to make schools more accountable to students and their parents. But our experie...

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