Youth

Overview

Youth

Article Features Randi Kay Stephens

Santa Rosa’s Violence Prevention Efforts Lead to Success

Multiple agencies and local organizations partnered to reduce violent crime.

Article Features Scott Schneider

Fort Bragg Makes Bees a Priority

Fort Bragg is California’s first Bee City USA®.

Santa Clarita’s Special Needs Registry Provides Vital Information

The online registry provides an important public safety tool.

Summer Night Lights Program Keeps LA Parks Safe After Dark

The City of Los Angeles launched a program in which parks are kept open until 11:00 p.m., and volunteers and staff facilitate safe, healthy activities.

Article Features Melissa Kuehne

Cities Collaborate to Help Give Kids a Running Start for School

Using programs ranging from truancy reduction to summer reading, cities are taking unique and collaborative approaches to combat summer learning loss and prepare students of all ages to return to…

Menifee’s Youth Advisory Committee Boosts the Community

The committee advises the council and participates in local events.

Palmdale’s Season of Service Puts Volunteers to Work

Palmdale gives residents a way to help address critical infrastructure challenges.

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

Inspiring a Lifelong Commitment to Civic Engagement

Because a healthy democracy is built upon a foundation of engaged citizens, inspiring young people to become involved is essential to the future of strong cities.

Article California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Christina Vincent

Carlsbad Focuses on Economic Opportunities in High-Tech Sectors

A city biotech incubator, a talent attraction campaign and a higher education initiative for workforce development help foster economic growth.

San Pablo Demonstrates Its Commitment to Creating a Healthy Community

The city is using a variety of initiatives to address its high rate of childhood obesity.

Article President’s Message L. Dennis Michael

The Extraordinary Value of Volunteers

Volunteers connect the community and enhance the quality of life in cities throughout the Golden State.

Rocklin Matches Volunteers With Those in Need

A web-based volunteer recruitment tool meets the needs of the city’s residents and its community partners.

Cathedral City’s Garden Program Takes a Fresh Approach to Health

The program offers an enjoyable way for children and adults to learn organic gardening, be physically active, make smart food choices and work together.

La Mesa’s Seniors Help With Safe Routes to School

The city recruited seniors to supervise and support students as they walk or bike to and from school.

Article Executive Director's Message Chris McKenzie

A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

New research on the early brain development of poor children may be useful in helping us rethink our intervention approaches.

Article Features Jude Hudson

West Sacramento’s Path to a Safer, Healthier Community

A crime-ridden trail spurred unhappy residents into action and led to a collaborative effort involving a local nonprofit, the city, school district and multiple agencies.

Restorative Peace Building Initiative Succeeds in Reedley

Mediators work with crime victims and offenders to help resolve conflict and make amends.

Article Features Cory Golden

Challenges of Closing the Digital Divide

The City of Winters illustrates the difficulties of deploying broadband in smaller cities.

Rancho Cucamonga Involves Youth to Improve Community Health

Young people help inform and shape policies that improve healthy eating and active living.

Article City Forum

Fighting Hunger and Obesity When Kids are Out of School: Summer Meals in Your Community

The Summer Meal Coalition offers support to cities developing plans to meet 2016 goals.