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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.
“Y-PLAN Site Mapping and Resilient Bay Inspiration Tour: Skyline High School” by Vanessa Vasquez ‘18
What is natural and what is artificial? If they, as an agile group of teenagers, struggle to cross a busy street, what would their younger siblings do? If sea level rise claims part of their city’s land, who will suffer first? Read about the way Skyline High School Y-PLAN students grappled with these questions and more, with the support of the Center for Cities + Schools, the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge's ABC Team, and the City of Oakland, on their site mapping and inspiration tour on February 15, 2018.
During the Fall semester of 2016, Dr. LaRue Moore's senior classes in the IT Academy at Kennedy High School in Richmond, California participated in a new project-based partnership between Y-PLAN and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). The project, facilitated through the UC Berkeley Center for Cities + Schools, provided an opportunity for students to visit BART and provide well-researched ideas to BART's Human Resources Department.
The final Y-PLAN presentations to BART from the Kennedy High School IT Academy Seniors will take place on Monday December 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Please join us for the Y-PLAN NYC Spring Summit on May 18th at Brooklyn Borough Hall!
Today marks the 5th anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake that devastated the Tohoku coastal region of Japan. CC+S's Y-PLAN Initiative has been honored to host over 600 students from this region at UC Berkeley to participate in a Y-PLAN Summer Leadership Studio in community revitalization for the last 4 years as part of the TOMODACHI initiative.
We are thrilled to officially announce the launch of the newly redesigned Y-PLAN 2.0 website! We have dedicated significant time and thought throughout this process to designing a site that will support our partners while also introducing new educators, students, and civic organizations to our work.