LAUSD Human Relations Commission
The LAUSD Human Relations Commission is functions as a conduit between the community and the LA Board of Education.
The Commissioners represent the board members, superintendent, and community partners. Meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m. via zoom and are open to the public.
https://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/156/2021 Awards PPT.final.pptxhttps://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/156/2021 Awards PPT.final.pptxCongratulations to the Recipients of the 2020/21 Human Relations Awards for Being the Change We Wish to See
Los Angeles Technology Center: Student Connectedness and Campus Morale
Student council combatted isolation with peer support, mentoring and student social hours, provided education on Covid health and safety and emergency preparedness.Crenshaw High School: Student Advisory Council
The Student Advisory Council at Crenshaw High school serves as a channel of communication and accountability between students and administrators so they can collectively work to solve the many issues impacting the school.
Girls Academic Leadership Academy: Supporting Mental Health Through Social Awareness
The Social Awareness Club to provide students with an opportunity to discuss current events that might negatively impact mental health, such the COVID pandemic, antisemitism and AAPI violence.
Miguel Contreras Academy Leadership Community: Reducing Mental Health Stigma
Four student groups collaborated on a school-wide campaign to reduce Stigma around Mental Health. The Associated Student Body (Pres. Victor Ochoategui); Proud Inspired English Learners (Pres. Daniela Campos and Maybelle Cordova); GSA (Pres. Bugs Burbank); and the Psychology Class.
Mulholland Middle School: Spanish Club Outreach & GSA National Outreach
Spanish Club created the school’s first newspaper to improve connectedness during virtual learning and connected to feeder schools.
The Rainbow GSA students connected with GSAs throughout the country during their weekly meet-ups.
University High School: Music for Milestones
Charu Balamurugan and Katheryn Williams co-founded Music for Milestones through a grant to provide music education with high focus on wellness and underserved youth. They focus on musical wellness and accessibility for all. Fundraised over $3,000 to continue efforts.
Marshall High School: Social Emotional Learning and Wellness, Social Emotional Learning
The Black Student Union started a campaign to rename school after Thurgood Marshall.
The GSA and the SEL Wellness Committee organized a Pronoun campaign to educate teachers and students about the importance of recognizing people's declared identities.
SEL and Wellness Committee is focusing on peer-led evidence-based prevention programs to address suicide, violence, bullying, and substance abuse.
Seeds of Peace built community through facilitated dialogues and meaningful connections at Marshall and other schools.
Eagle Rock High School: Women’s Equality Initiative, Students who ROCK
Designed lawn signs to recognize 75 students who ROCKed - Respected our School and Community, Optimized Effort, Challenged Learning and Kindness matters
The Girls Can Create club hosted a guest speakers series to showcase leading women in careers to inspire Girls to Create their futures.
South Gate High School: LGBTQ+ Affirming Practices
GSA Vice President Valeria Reyes led several schoolwide initiatives to turn South Gate High into an inclusive and affirming school for current and future LGBTQ+ students.
Arleta High School: WeUpStanders Talk Show
The WeUpStanders talk show is an open forum to discuss issues that are of concern to the student body. The Buddy Program allows confidential mental health supports during advisory periods.
Vladovic Harbor Teacher Prep: Community Needs Initiative
Cyron Mandia organized the Skincerely campaign – a student led effort to collect and distribute food and personal hygiene supplies to people experiencing homelessness in their community. Students are engaging in ongoing fundraising efforts to continue future distributions.
Narbonne High School: Community and International Initiatives, Mental Health Awareness
LD South Superintendent Michael Romero
Associated Student Body facilitated various efforts including school supply drive, care packages for the homeless, care packages for Honduras, suicide and drug prevention education.
LAUSD Human Relations Commission (HRC) Agenda and Minutes
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