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Freedom to Learn

Padres & Jóvenes Unidos is a multi-issue organization led by people of color who work for educational equity, racial justice, immigrant rights and quality healthcare for all. Our Freedom to Learn framework is based on the belief that education is a right, not a privilege. We believe that all students, regardless of race, income, or immigration status, deserve equal access to high-quality public schools that prepare them for college. Click to learn more about us.

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Member Voices

I joined Padres & Jóvenes Unidos because they empower me with the tools I need to be a leader in my community- to know and better understand my rights so that I can defend, support, and stand by my daughter.

Nidia Ruiz, PJU Parent Member

I knew there was an issue and that I wanted to do something, but I didn't until I go involved with Padres & Jóvenes Unidos. Being here is amazing because it's like a family.

Arianna Perea, PJU Youth Leader

Being a youth member of Padres & Jóvenes Unidos has taught me that things will not change if you do not speak up and take action. As a student and a person, I have more confidence and understand the importance of working with my peers towards a common goal.

Mayra Evangelista, PJU Youth Leader

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