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research

Using participatory methodologies we can help you measure your impact.  By engaging youth and community members in evaluating your programming you can set authentic and strategic goals and improve impact and outcomes.  We develop formative and summative reports to help you share your story in a way that helps shape your narrative.

We also specialize in Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) and community action research projects.  To collaborate and/or receive consultation and support please contact us below:

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Gender Justice

Queens Speak 

A Youth Participatory Action Research Project exploring Critical Post Traumatic Growth among Black female students in the school to prison pipeline.

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Education

Power of Now 

The Power of Now is a youth led docu-series exploring Black youth activism in the Sacramento area.  The second part in the four part series is being released in Fall 2023.

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Education

MBK-U

MBKU was a call to action for elected officials and systems leaders to commit to working collaboratively across the educational pipeline in order to improve outcomes and educational opportunities for

boys and young men of color in

the Sacramento region.

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Mental Health

RAGE Youth Collective

The RAGE Youth Collective (RYC) aims to prevent and reduce social isolation and disconnection among young people, while also increasing understanding of their needs and decreasing the likelihood of significant mental health issues. To achieve these goals, the RYC team pushes into school-based events and hosts independent meetups that strategically engage Black, non-Black youth of color, and other historically marginalized youth in social action research.  To have the RYC team come to your school reach out below.

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Gender Justice

Status of Black
Girls

The Status of Black Girls is a Youth-Led Participatory Action Research (YPAR) initiative that delves into the lived experiences of Black girls in Sacramento. This research is driven and conducted by young Black activists, aiming to shed light on the challenges, aspirations, and strengths of Black girls in our community.  As we emerge from the pandemic, it is essential to understand how Black girls have been uniquely impacted and to recognize their resilience in the face of adversity.

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Education

Ending Youth Homelessness

Working with Close Knit, RAGE Founder, Dr. Ault, and her colleagues wrote several peer-reviewed articles that explored the challenges of youth living in informal hosting arrangements, as well as the strategies hosts and youth mobilized to address them. They place hosts’ instability in the context of intergenerational poverty and structural racism, reframing material challenges as opportunities to strengthen the village of support youth need to make sustained exits from homelessness

 

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