University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Cities + Schools

UC Berkeley’s Center for Cities + Schools is an interdisciplinary, action-research center, linking the fields of city planning and K–12 education. They advance policies and practices that create opportunity-rich environments, both in and out of schools, where young people of all backgrounds can thrive.

At the Center for Cities + Schools (CC+S), their approach is deeply collaborative, relying on partnerships that are intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and mutually beneficial. They focus on two primary areas of work: K–12 civic youth engagement and public policy research. These strategies complement and inform one another, providing a holistic approach to improving the lives of young people.

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Sustainable and Climate-Ready Schools Initiative

Current efforts include the launch of the Climate Ready Schools Coalition, which supports California policymakers, state and local agencies, and district leaders to adopt, resource, and implement nation-leading policies, as well as…