Community Futures, Community Lore

Community Futures, Community Lore (CFCL) is a free online resource to support youth participatory action research (YPAR). YPAR taps the insights and energy of young people, the support of their adult allies and the tools of research to build more socially just, resilient communities.

Regional Opportunity Index

Regional Opportunity Index

The Center for Regional Change and Rabobank have partnered to develop the Regional Opportunity Index (ROI), an index of community and regional opportunity for understanding social and economic opportunity in California’s communities. The goal of the ROI is to help target resources and policies toward people and places with the greatest need, to foster thriving communities of opportunity for all Californians.

Ted Bradshaw Engaged Student Program - Provider Overview

Overview of the Student Engaged Scholars Program


The Center for Regional Change (CRC) annually accepts applications from faculty, researchers, and community partners who are interested in working with a UC Davis undergraduate and/or graduate student(s). Providers are matched with scholar(s) on the basis of interests, future goals, and passions. The overall goal of the internship is to create opportunities for engaged student scholars to deepen their skills in community engagement, social justice, and environmental issues.

Youth Career Pathways Toolkit for YPAR

Developing key partnerships to support youth-led participatory action research in CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California Programming

Authored by Alyssa A. Nelson, Brandon Louie, Kelley Brian, and Nancy Erbstein, with Chris Gomez Wong, Rigoberto Ponce, Daisy L. Valdez, Mary Ann Mills, and Kamaljeet Singh-Khaira. 

Data Infrastructure for Local Planning

Land-use impacts health. Control is local. In California, a planning document, called a “general plan” sets forth zoning and policy goals for each city and county. Communities collaboratively create such plans through many years of public meetings. The resulting general plan determines where and how much development will occur as well as what type of development (eg.

Gentrification and Displacement Risk Assessment in San Joaquin County

In recent years, San Joaquin County has been characterized by the jobs-housing imbalance affecting much of the state. As the Bay Area’s economy has continued to grow, that growth has outpaced the region’s performance in producing a sufficient amount of additional housing affordable to low and moderate-income households. This has resulted in rapid increases in the cost of housing. San Joaquin County is one of many localities that has absorbed households leaving the higher-cost Bay Area region.

Inclusionary Housing Database

For the past several years, the CRC has enjoyed a collaboration with the California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH) as a way to support affordable housing developers, advocates, and policymakers at the frontlines of affordable housing production, preservation, and protection across the state. Based in Sacramento, CCRH is one of the oldest low-income housing coalitions in the country, working to promote and preserve affordable housing and sustainable, healthy communities throughout Rural California.