Growing Capacity

January 25, 2021
Growing Capacity

This documentation was compiled by the UC Davis Center for Regional Change in collaboration with the UC Davis School of Education (Nancy Erbstein, Associate Professor of Education in Residence, PI; Brandon Louie, CRC Community Engagement Coordinator; Deedee Chao, CRC Student Assistant; and Sarina Rodriguez, CRC Community Engagement Research Specialist) and commissioned by the CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California State Office as part of its Youth Engagement Initiative.

Interactive Story Maps - Youth Health & Well-Being

October 31, 2019
Interactive Story maps - Youth Health & Well-Being

This Story Map uses newly released chronic absence data from the California Department of Education for the 2016-17 school year to highlight schools, counties, and regions that are doing well and those that need additional support, so all students have an equal opportunity to learn. These maps illustrate the findings of a deeper analysis of the statewide chronic absence data released by the California Department of Education in 2017, via DataQuest. 

Building Together

July 08, 2019
Building Together Developing key partnerships to support youth-led participatory action research in CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California Programming. 

Authored by Brandon Louie, Nancy Xiong, Nancy Erbstein, Miranda Capriotti, Eli Figueroa, Cristina Luquin, Carmela Padilla, Guadalupe Ramirez, Emma Sandoval, Paul Tabarez, and Chris Gomez Wong, with Chutima Ganthavorn, Charles Go, Katie Johnson, Marisa Neelon, and Kamaljeet Singh-Khaira. 

Using Chronic Absence to Improve Educational Outcomes

May 16, 2018
Using Chronic Absence to Improve Educational Outcomes

A new analysis of state data shows that while chronic absence affects nearly all schools in California, it is also heavily concentrated.  Nearly one out of ten traditional public schools in California, or 822 schools, had high levels of chronic absence that affect 20 percent or more of their students.  At such high levels, all students in the classroom are potentially affected when teachers have to deal with the churn of sporadic attendance.

Moving from Serving Youth to Engaging Youth

March 08, 2018
Moving from Serving Youth to Engaging Youth: Youth-led Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Interventions in UC CalFresh Nutrition Education

Authors: Brandon Louie, Nancy Erbstein, Miranda Capriotti, Marisela Ceron, Wei-ting Chen, Monica Drazba, David Ginsburg, Melissa Morris, Metria Munyan, Hector Ochoa, Paul Tabarez, Jesse Tedrick, Mary Vollinger, and Mary Welch-Bezemek

Chronic Absence in the Sacramento City Unified School District

May 01, 2017
Chronic Absence in the Sacramento City Unified School District

Chronic school absence is associated with a number of poor outcomes for students, schools and communities. Since 2012, CRC-affiliated faculty member Nancy Erbstein and CRC staff (currently Cassie Hartzog) have worked with the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) and other community groups to understand and address the causes of chronic school absenteeism.