today Archive: 04/2016
Presentations from Y-PLAN De Anza and Kennedy High School focused on equity and access in downtown Oakland for people of all ages, and Richmond High School Health Academy students shared their innovative work currently to offer a class on healthy living to local middle schools working in partnership with Contra Costa Health Services. Mayor Tom Butt "[wants] many of these ideas moved into action, and soon!"
On Tuesday evening, April 26th, over two hundred Oakland students from Skyline and Metwest High Schools, parents and teachers joined Mayor Libby Schaff, OUSD Superintendent Antwan Wilson, and dozens of civic and community partners at the Y-PLAN Oakland Spring Policy Summit in the City Hall Chambers to present their recommendations for the Oakland Downtown Specific Plan. In her welcoming remarks, Mayor Schaff addressed the students: "We value your opinion, need your ideas and hope this is just the beginning of our work together in planning for a better Downtown Oakland for everyone."
Please join us for the Y-PLAN NYC Spring Summit on May 18th at Brooklyn Borough Hall!
Y-PLAN OUSD students interviewed Oakland Mayor Schaff on KDOL TV on her plans for the redevelopment of Downtown Oakland last Friday, April 7th. Students from Skyline and Metwest High Schools presented the Mayor with honest questions about their innovative ideas as well as deep concerns that Downtown Oakland planning is focused on wealthier new residents, and not current residents or young people in particular. "We want to help design a better tomorrow for Downtown, we are just not sure we are a part of the City's vision!"