“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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the first 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.
UC Berkeley's Center for Cities + Schools is proud to announce its partnership with Oakland Unifies School District's African American Male Achievement Initiative. CC&S is working closely with newly appointed AAMA Director, Jerome Gourdine, to promote youth-informed decision making...