Y-PLAN is a best-practice model of public participation. It isn’t just contributing to a specific project; it’s transforming the process. / Oakland City Manager
Y-PLAN provided a means for me to achieve the large-scale, project-based learning that I have been striving for. It offered me an opportunity to push skills like teamwork and collaboration that are hard to make truly authentic in a classroom assignment. / Oakland Teacher
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Oakland: 16 Years
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Why are we on a gentrification tour? Why are we focusing on Downtown Oakland when it is already nice? Can this money be used in other neighborhoods in Oakland—like mine? / Student from Oakland MetWest High School
Y-PLAN students learn to ask "Why? Why do things look a certain way in one part of the city but entirely different across town? Why are resources so unfairly divided?"
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