This document elaborates FLDC’s transition from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of our work building solidarities across youth, families, communities, educators, and scholars in pursuit of educational justice and community wellbeing.
In phase 1, we developed and “ground truthed” new theories and practices for engaging families and communities in decision-making and articulated a transformative research and practice agenda. In phase 1, we aimed to implement and refine our theories and practices through extended local and cross–site co-design in five community contexts: LA, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Southfield, MI.
This report emerged from nearly nine months of collective deliberation and data analysis. We outline our solidarity-driven decision-making process to launch phase 2 with our partner sites.