May 4, 2016: National Day of Action to Reclaim Our Schools
Get involved! Ever heard of a "walk in?" Well we're having one on May 4 and YOU are encouraged to attend! This is a great opportunity for educators to unite with parents, students and community members to celebrate public education and support the quality public schools that all our students deserve.
Shoulder to shoulder, nationwide, we'll be participating in this day of action and "walking in" to school together. The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS), CTA, NEA and others are committed to making this a day to remember! Those who have participated in "walk ins" say they have been surprised by how powerful it was to walk into their schools with parents and community members alongside them.
Use these resources to plan your day:
Flyer | Planning Template | Organizational Timeline | Video: Recap of national Feb. 17 Walk Ins
Community Engagement: What it's all about
CTA's Community Engagement efforts are an integral part of the organization's Strategic Plan. Community Engagement provides services statewide to local chapters, UniServ units and Service Center Councils in support of community engagement projects. The goal is to build strong, collaborative relationships between communities and local chapters statewide. These efforts focus on developing projects and partnerships in support of public schools and their surrounding communities.
For more ideas on how to reach out, and build and embrace Community Engagement programs in your area, check out the Community Engagement Took Kit in our Leader Resource Center. Learn about Relational Organizing and how to conduct one-on-one relational conversations and house meetings.
To promote and assist in the effort, check out CTA's Community Engagement and Coalition Building Grant programs where thousands of dollars are awarded annually to scores of projects statewide.