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Sacramento Y-PLAN Regional Hub Update

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Exciting opportunities are emerging for Y-PLAN’s Sacramento Hub, which is led by our higher-ed partner, the UC Davis Center for Regional Change. Currently, CRC is placing UC Davis undergraduate students as mentors in SCUSD classrooms, providing invaluable expertise and resources.
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Engineering For Change (E4C) Design Year - New CC+S + CEE Collaboration

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Here at UC Berkeley, we are expanding partnerships with departments across campus. We're excited to be collaborating with UCB’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and OUSD this semester.
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Tackling Unhoused Student Policy in Oakland and Beyond

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In spring of 2021, a cohort of 11th grade students in Oakland High School’s Law and Social Justice Pathway tackled an issue that is devastating communities across California - the rising level of student homelessness.
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In Dark Times, Y-PLAN Elementary Students Expressed Hope for the City of San Rafael

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During the most challenging times of the pandemic, San Rafael Y-PLAN Elementary students offered hope, light, and humanity through their proposals for Northgate mall.
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Celebrating Our Book on Planning Just and Joyful Cities with Young People and Schools in 2022!

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Routledge recently released our book - order your copy today!
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Strength and Resilience (2020 - 2022)

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Throughout the pandemic, we at CC+S have shifted and adapted our Y-PLAN partnerships online, off line, and using hybrid models - read on to see what we’ve been up to!
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Field Trip Series #3: Escuela Popular

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In early March 2020, Y-PLAN completed the last field trip of the semester, just one week before UC Berkeley, and most of the Bay Area, moved operations online because of COVID-19. Since then Y-PLAN has been working hard to uplift student work that had been done before the shutdown and to engage students through online education. This blog is a reflection by Y-PLAN Project Coordinator Selena Perez about our final Y-PLAN field trip this year with 8th grade students from Escuela Popular in San Jose. Our Y-PLAN team was still able to engage with students online as they continued their project with our clients, Silicon Valley @ Home, finding ways we can protect, preserve, and produce affordable housing.
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A Journey of Civic Change in Sacramento City Unified: From Pockets of Change to Systems of Opportunity 

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When we think of social justice movements, we have a tendency to gravitate towards scenes of people taking to the streets and marching. We fall in love with the iconic images of historic figures such as Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, Angela Davis and the list goes on. We seldom consider classrooms serving as foundational pillars of social change. Here at the University of California Berkeley Center for Cities + Schools (CC+S), we believe change begins in the classroom, and educators and their students are the true conductors of change and transformation within their neighborhoods.
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Field Trip Series #2: Skyline Green Academy

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One of the most important components of the Y-PLAN process is the Site Visit and Neighborhood Walk. Earlier this year, Y-PLAN site visits were in full force with at least one happening every week. One of our first field trips in February was the Skyline High School, Green Academy field trip in Oakland, CA.
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