Current Projects & Community Partners
Updated July, 2015:
CYWD is launching a participatory action research project in partnership with the DataCenter, as part of their Sisters Rising program. The project will place 10 young women in leadership roles, training them with the tools they need to shift policies and systems to better help girls and young women to thrive. Research gained from the project will help CYWD’s board and staff to move forward with an advocacy agenda, designed by the girls and young women we serve, and greatly inform their strategic planning process.
CYWD and DataCenter will train the young women on survey development, grassroots organizing, conducting peer-led focus groups and data analysis. Young women will learn how to analyze the data and generate a report on the results. Once the report is produced, the young women will shift into an organizing campaign, using the data gathered in the research process to influence the direction of policy and programs in San Francisco and the state of California.
Transformative Schools Network: Transformative Schools Network (TSN) is a national effort fighting for healthy public schools that will educate and develop whole and healthy students. The network is a collaboration between PRAXIS, Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ), and Community Justice Network for Youth (CJNY).
TSN aims to refocus education as a public health issue and build powerful local movements for justice in schools through existing networks of young people, parents, teachers and school administrators. DataCenter, SCOPE LA, and Design Studio for Social Intervention are teaming up to offer technical assistance to TSN member organizations. DataCenter is providing assistance in target and opposition research.
DataCenter has launched a collaboration with Western States Center. Western States Center is respected for their ability to bring together cohorts who work across communities on issues and campaigns. This collaboration enables DataCenter to support their We are BRAVE (Building Reproductive Autonomy and Voices for Equity) project. We are BRAVE includes over thirty leaders of color and three organizations in Oregon focused on improving access to reproductive health care, especially for those with the least access: people of color. Improving access includes changes such as: culturally relevant sexuality education, greater access to birth control, fuller support for breast feeding and postpartum care and abortion access for low-income women.
Western States Center is including DataCenter in BRAVE cohort convenings to effectively integrate research with the cohort’s community organizing work.
DataCenter’s Past Project Partners:
Arizona League of Conservation Voters
Desis Rising Up and Moving
Garment Workers Center
Global Action Project
G.O.A.L.S. for Women:
Food Chain Workers Alliance
National Domestic Workers Alliance
People Empowered to Win Employment Rights
Planned Parenthood of California
School of Unity and Liberation
Utah Pride Center
Voces del Canal
Young Moms Marin