Across the United States, graduation rates in most urban districts still remain between 50 and 60 percent. A Community Concern is a documentary about people who refuse to accept the system's failures, and are working for change. Their spirit, passion, and commitment shows that when organizers, parents, youth, and educators work together, they are successful. It brings together stories of people facing different challenges, but share similar goals.
A Community Concern is sectioned into chapters, so that the film can be viewed:
The OAKLAND story shows how it is possible for community members, educators, and policy makers to come together to transform their School District.
The BRONX story shows how a group of organized youth can be the force behind designing their own high school.
The BOSTON story shows the importance of the relationship between school and parents, and how the school system adopted the reform that the community fought for.
A Community Concern is the central component of an outreach project built on partnerships with community and educational organizations
Our prime audiences are:
A Community Concern is being screened in organizations, workshops, classrooms, forums, conferences, community gatherings and homes as tool to help these groups and individuals as they work to improve public schools. Check out where we have screened so far!
To host a community or campus screening.
Choose the appropriate screening rights for your event.
After the film, ask your audience to get involved with your group or take action on a local issue.
Be sure to let us know how your screening went and how your community is taking action.
Get involved by hosting a screening using our Screening Guide!
And check out these resources for additional ways you can get involved in community organizing around education.
PICO National Network - People Improving Communities through Organizing
Public Education Network - PEN
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