Campaign Academy

campaign academy
Campaign Academy is a year-long commitment to community service through the identification and coordination of an issue campaign. Youth contribute a minimum of eight hours monthly to campaign activity and receive 12 hours of peer development and leadership training. This program is entirely peer-led, and participants select the issue they will focus on, develop campaign goals and tactics, conduct community outreach and organize service-learning opportunities. This work is augmented by a comprehensive curriculum of workshops, training and focused retreats by Chinatown CDC youth staff and Campaign Academy graduates.

Previous youth-organized campaigns include: advocating for healthier school lunches; improvements to the Community HUBS/Open Space Project in Chinatown; implementing Ethnic Studies in the San Francisco Unified School District; Free Muni for youth, seniors and people with disabilities; and most recently, pedestrian safety.