On the 20 Year Anniversary of Williams v State of California

On the 20 Year Anniversary of Williams v State of California

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D'Andre Lampkin Williams v State of California

On the 20-year anniversary of his high school graduation, D’Andre Lampkin returned to Washington Preparatory High School located in South Los Angeles to share his inspiring journey with current students. He engaged in open and honest discussions about the experiences and challenges he faced while growing up in a neighborhood plagued by gangs and gun violence. Lampkin fearlessly tackled the obstacles that came his way, determined to create a better future for himself and his community.

Notably, he played a pivotal role as one of the 12 key plaintiffs in “The Williams Case” (Eliezer Williams, et al., vs. State of California, et al), advocating for improved school conditions. The Williams Case was a landmark Superior Court case to provide all students equal access to instructional materials, safe schools, and quality teachers.

Lampkin’s experiences as a youth and his unwavering commitment to public service have deeply shaped his current roles. His return to Washington Preparatory High School acted as a powerful reminder to the students that they have the ability to overcome any adversity they may face and make a positive impact in their own lives and communities.

The case was settled in 2004, resulting in the state allocating $138 million in additional funding for standards-aligned instructional materials for schools in the first and second ranks (known as deciles) determined through the 2003 Academic Performance Index (API) Base. As a result of the Williams case, the CDE proposed changes to the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) template that all schools must update and publish annually.

D'Andre Lampkin George Washington Preparatory High School

As a supporter of the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation, you know how passionate we are about improving communities through education. We believe that education is the key to unlocking a brighter future for individuals and their communities.

That’s why we are reaching out to you today to ask for your support of our Social Good Scholarship Fund. This fund is dedicated to supporting students who are committed to making a positive impact on their communities. By donating to this fund, you will be helping us provide financial assistance to deserving students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue higher education.

We challenge you to donate to the Social Good Scholarship Fund if you truly believe in the power of education. By helping a student further their education, you are not only changing their life, but you are also improving their community. Education has the power to transform lives and break the cycle of poverty and inequality.

Your donation, no matter how small, can make a significant impact on a student’s life. It can help cover the costs of tuition, textbooks, and other expenses that might be a barrier to their education. With your support, we can help ensure that deserving students have the opportunity to achieve their dreams and make a positive impact on the world.

Thank you for your continued support of the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation and our mission to improve communities through education.

If you are interested in making a contribution to our programs and initiatives, please visit our donation page.

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