Engaging California Communities through Data Analysis and Civic Action

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Why Join Our Program

Promote youths’ leadership in their own communities;

Strengthen linkages among high schools, community colleges, and the UC system;

Enhance the capacity of civic engagement organizations;

Increase voter turnout in high poverty communities;

Contribute to research on youths’ civic engagement as their communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Message From Our Director Dr. Terriquez

CFS and the community engaged research project is led by Dr. Veronica Terriquez, Director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, in collaboration with the UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC).

Student Stories

Paradyse Oakley

Paradyse Oakley

Paradyse Oakley (she/her) South Central Los Angeles, CA. I am an undergraduate student at the University of California-Santa Cruz studying Community Studies(with a concentration in Health Justice), Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and Politics I grew up in many...

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Kahlila Williams

Kahlila Williams

Kahlila Williams, (she, her, and hers) Los Angeles, CA I was born in Long Beach, California, where I lived with my grandmother until I was ten years old because my parents suffered from drug abuse. When my grandmother passed away, I was placed back in the care of my...

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Angel Pimentel Gutierrez

Angel Pimentel Gutierrez

Angel Pimentel Gutierrez (he/him/his)) Oxnard, CA I was born and raised in Oxnard, California, where I am currently a full-time student at Oxnard College majoring in biology. My family is originally from Michoacan, Mexico, and relocated to the United States in the...

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Learn More About Key Communities

Oxnard

East Coachella Valley

East Coachella Valley

Visit East Coachella Valley Page

Central Coast

Central Coast

Visit Central Coast Page

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