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Alliance San Diego Reports

New Report: 5 Recommendations for SDUSD to Prepare Students for Graduation

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Blog, Educational Equity, Reports

New Report: 5 Recommendations for SDUSD to Prepare Students for Graduation

Alliance San Diego Highlights Research and Recommendations for Improving Implementation of A-G Graduation Requirements Download: Career & College Preparedness in the 21st Century San Diego, CA: Today, Alliance San Diego releases our new report titled “College and Career Preparedness in the 21st Century” which highlights focus group research conducted with teachers, counselors, principals, and parents in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD). The report also  suggests recommendations made by Alliance San Diego to...

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Linking Innovation with Inclusion: Demography, Equity, and the Future of San Diego (REPORT)

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Reports

Linking Innovation with Inclusion: Demography, Equity, and the Future of San Diego (REPORT)

For many decades, San Diego leaders held a vision of progress that we would argue is a narrow one—focused on a limited set of industries and built on a fragmented social and economic landscape. As a result, lines, both literal and metaphorical, have divided the region at every level. Highway 8 has been one such line separating residents living “south of the 8” from better employment, educational, and housing opportunities to the north. A more overt line has been the San Diego-Tijuana border separating residents south of the...

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Alliance San Diego Survey New-Citizen Voters on Border Enforcement & Immigration Reform

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Blog, Human Rights, Reports

Alliance San Diego Survey New-Citizen Voters on Border Enforcement & Immigration Reform

Alliance San Diego is staying true to their mission by continuing to encourage San Diego’s diverse residents to engage more effectively in their communities and in the civic process.  Between March 27th and April 1st Alliance led a Civic Engagement Academy that resulted in close to 1,000 conversations with New-Citizen Voters (foreign-born) between the ages of 18-40 in San Diego, Chula Vista, and National City. Even though these voters make up a large part of the electorate their voice is often underrepresented. Alliance San...

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KPBS: Alliance SD Report Shows ‘Potential’ Of Underrepresented Voters

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Inclusive Democracy, Reports

KPBS: Alliance SD Report Shows ‘Potential’ Of Underrepresented Voters

By Megan Burke, Alison St John Today is a holiday for many Californians in honor of labor leader Cesar Chavez. His legacy as a community organizer, giving voice to the underrepresented to “si, se puede,” or yes we can, remains strong here. In San Diego, community organizing groups continue to raise the voices of underrepresented voters. Alliance San Diego reports its efforts to engage new-citizen voters and voters of color resulted in an 11 percent increase in voter turnout this past November in the city of San Diego. The...

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Parents Speak in New Report

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Educational Equity, Reports

Parents Speak in New Report

After talking to nearly 1,000 parents in communities of color about their ideas for school improvement, Alliance San Diego has issued a report with the results. When asked, “Do you think parent involvement can improve your school,” an overwhelming 94 percent said YES, but many expressed concern that parent engagement was not a priority at their schools. “If there are issues in the classroom, we need to have parents volunteer as aides, have workshops for parents so they can help their children do homework, make students...

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Target San Diego (REPORT)

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in Reports

Target San Diego (REPORT)

A Roadmap to Winning a Social Justice Agenda in San Diego:   Did you know that San Diego County has the third largest electorate in California with no dominant political party? How about the fact that “infrequent” voters outnumber “likely” voters. To top it off, the recent census indicates that the county has become a plurality of ethnic groups and communities of color make up the majority of the population. These changes and more make San Diego County a critical factor in statewide elections. Read the Target San...

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Who Voted in November 2010? (REPORT)

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in Reports

Who Voted in November 2010? (REPORT)

We’ve just completed an analysis of our voter mobilization effort in the last election and we’re thrilled to share the results. Using a peer-to-peer voter outreach model, the Equality Alliance was able to turn out unlikely voters, young voters, immigrant voters, and voters of color at significantly higher rates than they turned out countywide. Our greatest impact was on African-American voters: those we contacted turned out at a rate of 71 percent compared to African-American voters countywide who turned out at a rate of 51...

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Opposition to Checkpoints Widespread (VIDEO)

Posted by on Aug 12, 2011 in Reports

Opposition to Checkpoints Widespread (VIDEO)

A survey conducted this summer by the Equality Alliance reveals that a clear majority of San Diego voters (64%) oppose checkpoints. Conducted between May 21st and June 15th of this year, the survey was part of a door-to-door and over-the-phone civic engagement project. Over 6,000 voters from the Mid-City, Southeastern, and Mira Mesa neighborhoods of San Diego were asked the following question, “Do you think law enforcement should be able to set up checkpoints to question drivers without suspicion of wrongdoing.” No other...

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Issue Focus: Fair Tax & Fiscal Policies

Posted by on Feb 17, 2011 in Reports

Issue Focus: Fair Tax & Fiscal Policies

Time to Invest in our Future The California Dream is in crisis. For generations, California has been a place where hardworking people regardless of their background could make a living and make a better life for our families. But outdated budget and tax systems are undermining our future. In order to get us back on track, we need to make some changes to ensure that our government is managing the stateʼs resources responsibly by gathering everybodyʼs fair share in taxes and investing them in the public infrastructure we all need: schools,...

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Issue Focus: Humane Treatment of Immigrants

Posted by on Feb 17, 2011 in Reports

Issue Focus: Humane Treatment of Immigrants

Immigrants Are a Part of Us ✦One-quarter of all Californians and all San Diegans are immigrants. Nearly half of all children in California have an immigrant parent. ✦California immigrants come from all over the world. Roughly half come from Mexico. The rest come from the Philippines, Vietnam, India, Sudan, Iraq and many other countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. ✦About 2 out 3 California immigrants are either citizens or are eligible to naturalize and vote. By 2012, immigrant voters and their children could represent 30%...

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