Historically, schools in the United States have been a tool that tries to assimilate us into the dominant culture, killing our languages and identities. Our children and parents experience schools as sites of oppression and injustice rather than as sites of learning and opportunity.
Our education justice work focuses on supporting parents to meaningfully engage and advocate for their children in schools. And through the implementation of the first in the state after-school Mixteco programs, we are creating spaces for our Indigenous children to help them reaffirm their identity. Within this work, we also support parents in accessing and navigating services for their children's development during their 0-5 years.