Youth Council for Sustainable Communities

The Center for Multicultural Cooperation, California Center for Civic Participation, and iSEED, are pleased to announce Youth Councils for Sustainable Communities in Fresno, Sacramento and the Bay Area.

Schedule (Subject to Change)

  • Recruitment and Council Member Selection – November - December 2013
  • Recruitment and Council Member Selection – March 2012
  • California State Youth Summit- March 10, 2012 Los Angeles, USC 8am-5pm
  • Southwest Fresno Community Garden Planning Charette- March 20, 2012 Edison H.S 4:30pm-7:00pm
  • Central Valley Regional Youth Sustainability Summit – April 28, 2012 CSU Fresno 8am-2pm
  • After School Meetings for Learning/Exploring – Weekly Through May 15, 2012
  • Statewide Capitol Focus Policy Conference – May 22-24, 2012
  • Summer Mini-Internships – June-August 2011 (Flexible Schedule)
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Purpose: To makes sure youth are not left out of important decisions that will help transform our communities into thriving, healthy places that preserve the environment and provide economic opportunities for all people.
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Who is eligible? Each Council will be composed of eight youth aged 15-23 affiliated with schools and community organizations committed to change. Prior experience with efforts to promote justice and improve communities is a plus.
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Outcomes
Produce digital video highlighting outcomes of The Youth Engagement Plan to update the current general plan through project based learning.
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Focus Groups
Students are to engage other Youth through a series of focus groups surrounding the Youth Engagement Plan for the General Plan Update.
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Hands-On Training
Provide real life experiences and hands on training around the area of city planning through field experience and observational job shadowing.

Council Members will:

  • Receive monetary stipends
  • Get training to develop expertise in sustainable community strategies
  • Gain access to local & regional policymakers and leaders
  • Participate in statewide efforts to create sustainable policy change
  • Meet with youth leaders from across California

Program Expectations:

  • Participate in regional and statewide trainings
  • Attend weekly / bi-monthly meetings
  • Represent their peers & community in decision-making processes
  • Develop and carry out a group project
  • Create a policy platform in partnership with statewide partners

Schedule (Subject to Change)

  • Recruitment and Council Member Selection – November - December 2013
  • Recruitment and Council Member Selection – March 2012
  • Southwest Fresno Community Garden Planning Charette- March 20, 2012 Edison H.S 4:30pm-7:00pm
  • Central Valley Regional Youth Sustainability Summit – April 28, 2012 CSU Fresno 8am-2pm
  • After School Meetings for Learning/Exploring – Weekly Through May 15, 2012
  • Statewide Capitol Focus Policy Conference – May 22-24, 2012
  • Summer Mini-Internships – June-August 2012 (Flexible Schedule)

For More Information or Applications Call Jim Muldavin at 916 443-2229 or E-mail muldavin@californiacenter.org.

Join the Team!