THE PARTNERSHIP WITH YOUTH UPRISING
Castlemont Community Transformation Schools (CCTS) was founded to further Youth UpRising’s (YU) mission to transform East Oakland into a healthy and economically robust community by developing the leadership of youth and young adults and improving the systems that impact them. CCTS’ founding organization, YU, is a nationally acclaimed community transformation hub that provides comprehensive, fully integrated health, wellness, educational, career, arts, and cultural programs. Youth UpRising created CCTS based on extensive work in the education system and exhaustive research that concluded overcoming generations of neglect, disinvestment and trauma requires a high performing career-to-career continuum.
Youth UpRising will serve as a resource for students and families and remove non-essential responsibilities from leaders’ plates to ensure their ability to focus on students’ and families’ achievement and well-being. Moreover, YU is committed to leveraging its deep and mutually supportive working relationships with key community-based organizations to ensure the successful launch and operation of CCTS.