Common Roots

The DC’s Youth Strategy and Environmental Justice Projects has collaborated to conduct annual workshops on popular education participatory research skills for the youth leaders of Common Roots since 2004 in San Francisco, CA. Common Roots explores the commonalities and differences between two historically racially segregated communities. A collaborative project between Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) and People Organized to Demand Environmental Rights (PODER), the Common Roots Youth Organizer program conducts organizing training and political education workshops for youth. Specific goals include developing leadership skills and equipping low-income youth with the skills and analysis needed to effectively address critical issues facing their communities in Southeast San Francisco.