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Y-PLAN Mentor Series #5- The Kings Attend the Chancellor’s Breakfast

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On Friday, September 29th, Y-PLAN received special recognition from Chancellor Christ in the Chancellor’s Community Leaders Breakfast. Along with Y-PLAN and BART staff, AAMA Director Jerome Gourdine and Skyline High School teacher Jamal Muhammad, two of AAMA’s kings attended the event and spoke of their experience during the Y-PLAN process last semester and the their internship with BART over the summer.
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Mentor Series #4: The Kings Make Their Proposal A Reality

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Following the Y-PLAN end of the year events in Oakland, BART hired seven students from AAMA Y-PLAN classes for stipended 5-week summer internships to implement one of these proposals: a community mural campaign. Under the direction of Jennifer Easton and Alicia Trost, BART’s Directors of Arts and Communications, respectively, AAMA Y-PLAN interns developed a theme, distributed a call for artists, and made their selections for the Oakland Coliseum BART Muralist during the month of July.
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Y-PLAN | Resilient by Design

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This blog was written by Resilient by Design describing their exciting partnership with Y-PLAN. "Resilient by Design is excited to partner with the UC Berkeley Center for Cities+Schools (CC+S) through the evidence-based Y-PLAN educational methodology and to be involved in the collaborative effort to create a unified vision for a resilient future for the Bay Area."
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Family Friendly San Francisco

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Responding to the challenge posed by the SF Planning Department, these first grade students worked in teams to create posters articulating their thoughts, feelings, hopes and desires for the urban environments we all occupy. Each team took on a theme: Transportation, Safety, Adventure, Learning, Stewardship, Equity, Wild Space, Fun, and Diversity. They studied inspiring examples of public spaces in cities around the world and then translated their dreams and visions into collages, drawings, and writing. They have concepts to give us about how to enhance the city in ways in which they — and all of us — can thrive.
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Y-PLAN NYC Students Tackle Homelessness

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“From a personal experience, when I was younger I had to go through the shelter system, and I had to miss a lot of school, and I missed like half of third grade. Missing a lot of school caused me to get held back. I had speaking problems, I had social problems. So we felt like the school website would show that we really want to help them out.” –Y-PLAN Student at High School for Enterprise, Business, and Technology, speaking to Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna and Deputy Policy Director Jeff Lowell
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Y-PLAN Featured on Community Voices of Change Podcast

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Deborah McKoy, Executive Director of The Center for Cities and Schools, was recently featured on the podcast Community Voices of Change. The podcast highlights "individuals working hard to strengthen communities." Their guests talk on their personal experiences and the resources and practices they have used to "help us all advance progress and change in communities around the world." Deborah explains the benefits of working with young people in city planning.
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Y-PLAN Mentor Series #3: Building an Oakland Good Enough for a King

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This is the third in a series of blog posts by Selena Perez Tejeda from her perspective as a UC Berkeley student working as a Y-PLAN mentor in Oakland. She discusses the final presentations coming up April 17th and the responsibility adults have to listen to the young people's proposals.
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Deborah McKoy to Speak in Ottawa on Youth Engagement in City Planning

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CC+S Director Deborah McKoy will speak at the Capital Urbanism Lab in Ottawa, Ontario about the importance of including young peoples' voices in city planning on issues such as housing, transportation, and community development.
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Y-PLAN Mentor Series #2: The Project Begins to Take Form for the Kings

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This is the second in a series of blog posts by Selena Perez Tejeda from her perspective as a UC Berkeley student working as a Y-PLAN mentor in Oakland.
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Y-PLAN Richmond Final Event 2017

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Y-PLAN Richmond students from across the city will share their experiences developing college, career, and community readiness skills and their recommendations for building a healthier, more equitable, joyful, and sustainable Richmond.
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