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.

Faculty-members, staff and students associated with the UC Davis Center for Regional Change and School of Education developed this website and toolkit, with generous support from The California Endowment and input by community advisors. The materials are based on decades of work by the Intercultural Oral History Project, Community LORE, Youth In Focus, and the UC Davis Center for Regional Change Putting Youth on the Map program. These tools have been field-tested in hundreds of communities with thousands of youth and adult partners.

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