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This year, CC+S entered into an exciting partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Association of Bay Area Governments (MTC/ABAG) to generate youth insights, recommendations, and proposals to inform the Horizon initiative.
This summer, CC+S hosted the seventh class of Y-PLAN Japan students from the TOMODACHI Softbank Leadership program at UC Berkeley. New to this year was a day of action in North Richmond.
“Beyond the Basics: A Comprehensive Approach to Creating a College-Going Culture in Oakland” by Blanca Gamez-Djokic
“I believe that the Future Center could be like a foundation for our growth [...] we need people to help us, to be patient, and to see us grow.” - Peter Diaz, McClymonds High School, Senior
Y-PLAN NYC’s Three Year Partnership with the Mayor’s Office Is Combating Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence in Schools and Neighborhoods by Ciera Dudley
For the third year in a row, the New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) has worked in partnership with Y-PLAN NYC students to make schools hubs of healthy, equitable dating behaviors and leveraging the power of young people to combat abuse across the city. What Y-PLAN students are doing in these projects is harnessing the school –the built environment and social resources- as a site to disrupt cycles of intimate partner abuse, domestic abuse, and non-consensual behaviors.
Get ready because Y-PLAN has very exciting events coming up! After a semester of research and design, Y-PLAN students will be presenting their proposals covering topics like combating housing insecurity and homelessness; creating a college going culture; building climate change resilience in the Bay Area; and much more!
What role does food play in urban communities? Why do some residents have more easy access to healthy, fresh food than others? What are the best strategies for Richmond to ensure its residents have access to healthy food? Richmond High School Health Academy Y-PLAN students explored these questions and more while designing proposals to revitalize Downtown Richmond and provide more jobs by improving access to and information about farm fresh foods for everyone.
Y-PLAN is not only an acronym, Youth - Plan, Learn, Act, Now!, it is also a pun. Why plan? At its core, Y-PLAN guides students through the process of digging deeper into the questions of why. Why do we plan? Why are conditions the way they are in one part of the city and not another. Why not vision and plan for a more equitable future? One of the first activities that introduces students to these questions is mind mapping.
Hi everyone! My name is Nao Sagawa and I am currently a global student intern at CC+S. Five years ago, I was one of the first students to come to UC Berkeley through a summer program called TOMODACHI, where I participated in Y-PLAN research and activities. I returned this summer as a Teacher’s Assistant (TA) to help out with the program. In today’s post, I would like to share my personal story and connection with Y-PLAN.
Why, in the richest country in the world, are so many homeless people living on the streets with nowhere to go? We are surprised that American youths don’t know how to kill a chicken! These were some of the many questions and observations posed by 60 Sub-Saharan African students and their teachers when they came to Berkeley to participate in a 3-week intensive Y-PLAN studio.