A diverse and non-partisan group of volunteer community leaders working together to get more citizens engaged, give everyone a voice and role,
and improve the way we work together in the city.
Youth subcommittee will develop and implement clear plans, including encouraging youth to be involved in all functions of SRT
The Committee is researching the work of a variety of groups to better educate and engage Santa Rosa's young residents in the city's processes. We have met with Diann Kitamura and Chris White from the S.R. City Schools to learn about their work to develop a broad-based student interest group. We will also be following the work of Lauren Taylor at Today's Leaders Tomorrow and Vince Harper of Youth Connections. We also hope to support those social studies teachers in our schools who, like Andrew Brennan of S.R. High, has integrated City Council research into their curriculum.
Elsie Allen High School is having an open house exhibit in their library on April 10th from 1-3pm to showcase their student work in the Urban Planning and Civic Engagement Project. Lisa DeCarbo, EAHS English Teacher, Lillian Jacobson, MIT Master of City Planning Candidate, and Vince Harper, Assistant Director of Community Engagement for CAP are the contacts. You can reach Lisa at 292-2356 or at lobounity@gmail,com. Argument essays on civic engagement, site models of revitalized neighborhoods, photographed areas of blight and fortune, and attendance at neighborhood meetings are just some of the produced student work.
Student civic engagement story in today's Press Democrat:http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/3688317-181/protesters-participants-in-maria-carrillo