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The UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences (ISS), in partnership with the Center for Regional Change, has awarded six research and travel grants for the 2016-17 academic year to social science students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The grants were made to outstanding students from the Community Development Graduate Group, Geography Graduate Group and the Ecology Graduate Group. The CRC is pleased to partner with ISS to leverage support for social science graduate students. Congratulations to all of the recipients! To see the full list of recipients, CLICK HERE.
California's online voter registration system was a major factor in the recent registration surge leading up to the state's primary election registration deadline. A new policy brief recently released by the California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP) examines the use of online voter registration across the state by geography, race, age, income level and party affiliation. To review the brief, CLICK HERE.
The Center for Regional Change (CRC) has partnered with Eastern Coachella Valley Building Healthy Communities (ECV BHC) to conduct a series of trainings to pilot the Putting Youth on the Map (PYOM) interactive mapping site and accompanying curriculum from the Making Youth Data Matter (MYDM) project. Throughout this partnership, the CRC has engaged youth in the ECV BHC by working with PYOM in different settings to support their work. As part of their Youth Media Hub, Coachella Unincorporated (supported by New American Media) Coordinator Amber Amaya has been working to include data and mapping that can support youth-generated articles. After using pieces of our curriculum and working through the PYOM site, youth reporters from Coachella Unincorporated have written and published their first hard copy publication titled Miles Away. In the supporting online article, Coachella Unincorporated has utilized youth transit maps from PYOM to support the youth-generated work on the issue of transit access in the Eastern Coachella Valley. The feedback from the youth participants has been critical to the continued development of the site and curriculum. We are proud to support this work and look forward to more youth-generated stories that speak to their experiences, tie-in data/maps that support their stories, and help them advocate for the changes they want to see in their own communities. To review a recently published web article from Coachella Unincorporated that incorporates PYOM transit maps, CLICK HERE.