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New York City

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Y-PLAN is crucial to our lives, because we can see how young people have the power to make changes in society and make our voices heard. / Student from Academy of Language and Technology, Bronx, NY

NYC EBC High School Group

In 2016-2017, Y-PLAN deepened its work in NYC, continuing to engage with over 600 students and 18 educators, with a goal of bringing more tools and support than ever to make NYC a healthier, more equitable, and joyful city, for and with young people. Civic leaders from NYC Department of Transportation, MTA, Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, City Council, Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence and more stepped up to engage with 13 schools across Brooklyn. Meanwhile, an additional three schools launched Y-PLAN for the first time and piloted projects to improve student access to water, expand student access to technology, and create a student study space and music room.

Following the energy and enthusiasm of the previous two years, civic clients and principals were eager to support in student recommendations for change. EBC High School for Public Service students received funding for a Department of Transportation “Artervention” project, in partnership with Council member Reynoso’s Office, to design 30 original art pieces that promote themes of inclusivity, diversity, and immigration which will beautify and brighten the Broadway Corridor through Bushwick in Brooklyn. Meanwhile, classes from Origins High School and Williamsburg High School for Architecture & Design gained funding from their buildings to purchase and install sorting stations in their cafeterias, a first step toward promoting sustainable and zero waste schools.


Student recommendations are summarized in policy briefs they created. (Check out the policy briefs by viewing our projects in the In Action section). As the 2017-18 school year begins, the Center strives to build professional networks between teachers and partners to increase capacity for continued interest and eagerness to participate in Y-PLAN.

 

NYC EBC High School Group

In 2016-2017, Y-PLAN deepened its work in NYC, continuing to engage with over 600 students and 18 educators, with a goal of bringing more tools and support than ever to make NYC a healthier, more equitable, and joyful city, for and with young people. Civic leaders from NYC Department of Transportation, MTA, Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, City Council, Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence and more stepped up to engage with 13 schools across Brooklyn. Meanwhile, an additional three schools launched Y-PLAN for the first time and piloted projects to improve student access to water, expand student access to technology, and create a student study space and music room.

Following the energy and enthusiasm of the previous two years, civic clients and principals were eager to support in student recommendations for change. EBC High School for Public Service students received funding for a Department of Transportation “Artervention” project, in partnership with Council member Reynoso’s Office, to design 30 original art pieces that promote themes of inclusivity, diversity, and immigration which will beautify and brighten the Broadway Corridor through Bushwick in Brooklyn. Meanwhile, classes from Origins High School and Williamsburg High School for Architecture & Design gained funding from their buildings to purchase and install sorting stations in their cafeterias, a first step toward promoting sustainable and zero waste schools.


Student recommendations are summarized in policy briefs they created. (Check out the policy briefs by viewing our projects in the In Action section). As the 2017-18 school year begins, the Center strives to build professional networks between teachers and partners to increase capacity for continued interest and eagerness to participate in Y-PLAN.

brightness_7 Impact By the Numbers
New York City: 7 Years
people1900 students
school37 schools
account_balance35 civic partners
supervisor_account57 educators
developer_board76 city-school projects
NYC EBC High School group
NYC Students Academy of Urban Planning
This project is one small step in solving many of our community’s problems. At the end of the day there are so many bigger problems, and we hope that after this project we’ll participate more and try to be involved in solving issues... that really impact our community. / Student from Williamsburg High School for Architecture & Design, Brooklyn, NY
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